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 Arts
Academy in Michigan where she made her orchestral debut with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Kara
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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