GRAMMY NOMINATED PIANIST TO PERFORM IN OURAY

Grammy nominated Canadian-American pianist Kara Huber. Courtesy Photo.

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[July 2021 | Ouray, Colo. | By Heather Greisz, Executive Director, OCPAG,]

Concert pianist, Dr. Kara Huber, will play an encore performance on Saturday, July 31, the fifth time she has been featured by the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild. This concert is part of the 2021 Dave and Mary Wood Concert Series. The Grammy nominated American-Canadian, Huber will be playing an ambitious program on the stage of Ouray’s historic Wright Opera House.

This talented and vibrant artist has been noted as “absolutely dazzling…in a word flawless” by the New York Concert Review after her Carnegie Hall Concert performance. She is gaining an international reputation for her extraordinary prowess and flair for contemporary music, as well as her inventive and creative programming audiences enjoy across North America, Europe and Australia. Dr. Huber has made numerous solo appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Piano Virtuoso Series at the Canadian Opera Company, and the Rising Stars Piano Series in Southampton, New York. She has been featured at the Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Yamaha Canada Young Artist Series, the New York Symphony, and she has conducted and performed with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Toronto. Dr. Huber recorded with the ARC Ensemble for Chandos Records, which was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble, and performed in the 21C Music Festival in Toronto, Ottawa New Music Creators, and CCM’s Modern Music Ensemble. In addition, Dr. Huber is a teacher, collaborative and chamber pianist, and accompanies vocalists, instrumentalists, and ballet classes.

Dr. Huber began private lessons at the age of five and at 16 was admitted to the Interlochen ArtsAcademy in Michigan where she made her orchestral debut with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. She has received degrees at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and recently completed an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music with John Perry and Leon Fleisher. She recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano and conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music.

This exceptional program on July 31 will include selections from Johannes Brahms, Ballades Op. 10; Robert and Clara Schumann; Bolts of Loving Thunder by Missy Mazzoli; Solace: A Mexican Serenade by Scott Joplin; as well as pieces by Joan Tower, William Bolcom, Claude Debussy and Amy Beach.

The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is a not-for-profit organization bringing quality events in music, dance, theater and other genres to Ouray and Ridgway. Its purpose is to sponsor presentations and performers of the highest caliber in the performing arts for the enjoyment of Ouray County’s residents and visitors.
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