About Kara Huber, Concert Pianist

     Talented and vibrant pianist Kara Huber will play her fifth encore performance on Saturday, July 31, for the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s second annual Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series.

     Hailed as “absolutely dazzling…in a word, flawless” (New York Concert Review) during her Carnegie Hall debut, Grammy nominated Canadian-American pianist Kara 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. Recent seasons featured her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Yamaha Canada Young Artist Series. Often included as a recitalist for her inventive and creative programming that all audiences enjoy, Ms. Huber has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia. She was featured with the York Symphony Orchestra under Denis Mastromonaco and Michael Roháč as well as conducted and performed with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Toronto.

     Ms. Huber has received numerous prizes and awards for her performances, including the Audience Favorite Award in the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, The Stetcher and Horowitz Foundation’s New York Piano Competition, Piano Arts Solo and Concerto Competition, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, Oberlin International Piano Competition, Missouri Western Young Artist Piano Competition, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Kara has attended summer festivals such as Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Eastern Music Festival, Mannes International Keyboard Institute and Festival, and Indiana University Piano Academy.  

     Quickly gaining an international reputation for her extraordinary prowess and flair for contemporary music, Ms. 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. She works closely with living composers and has collaborated with Percussion Group Cincinnati. In addition, Kara is a teacher, collaborative and chamber pianist and accompanies vocalists, instrumentalists, and ballet classes.

     Ms. Huber began private lessons at the age of five and at sixteen 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 is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in piano and conducting under the tutelage of Awadagin Pratt and Aik Khai Pung.

For more information, visit: karahuber.com

Ouray County Performing Arts Guild

The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization, bringing high-quality events in music, dance, theater and other genres to Ouray and Ridgway since 1983. OCPAG sponsors a year-round calendar featuring concerts and performances for the enjoyment of Ouray County's residents, visitors and youth.

OCPAG is thrilled to be partnering with the Friends of the historic Wright Opera House to co-sponsor events on their stage for all in Ouray County to enjoy. 

OCPAG is sustained by generous memberships and grants from supporters all over the United States. OCPAG also provides scholarships to local youth to nurture performing arts skills and help them develop a life-long interest in the performing arts

For more information about the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, to include support with an OCPAG membership, visit ocpag.org.