Marly Music Chamber Series: Claire Huangci, Piano
Claire Huangci, piano
Ms. Huangci began her international career at nine and has been earning accolades ever since. She is regarded as one of the premiere Chopin interpreters of her generation. She won first prize at the 2009 International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, and first and special prizes at the 2010 International Chopin Competition in Miami. Scott Cantrell, the music critic for the Dallas Morning News, wrote that “Claire Huangci cast a spell right from the start, with a gentle, caressing touch in the first movement of Beethoven’s A major sonata.”
Ms. Huangci has been a soloist with many of the world’s foremost ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Moscow Radio Orchestra. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and Oji Hall in Tokyo, among other venues. Her solo recording debut of works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev was released by Berlin Classics in 2013. A laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition, Ms. Huangci studied at the illustrious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
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The Marly Music Series returns with another exciting summer series. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online, by phone or in-person. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to support the series. You must be a Museum member to join. All ticket-holders are invited to a reception following the first two concerts. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a beer-wine cash car will be available. A reception for Marly Music Society members only will be held following the Gary Schocker-Jason Vieaux concert on August 3.
The Music Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Eliason and co-chaired by Demi Rahall, plans the series. Vicki Sofranko is the staff coordinator. Concerts are sponsored in part by the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil, and the Tampa Bay Times is the media sponsor. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 727.896.2667 or visit the website. The concerts are at 2 p.m.