Villa Concert 9/2: Claire Huangci

On selected Sundays in January and February we invite you to exclusive matiné concerts in Nina and Edvard Grieg's villa. 

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Enjoy the beautiful villa, which Edvard Grieg referred to as his “best opus so far”. The concerts are arranged in the Grieg-couples sitting room, and will be performed on Grieg’s own Steinway Grand Piano from 1892.

The pianist performing in this concert is the American Prize Winner Claire Huangci. 

At this recital within the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network, which Troldhaugen is part of through our biannual International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition, Claire Huangci represents the recent Paris Play-Direct Academy (PPDA) 2019, the ARD Music Competition 2011 and the Concours Géza Anda 2018.

Sunday 9 February at 13.00
Claire Huangci, piano


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade nr. 1 i g-moll /Ballade nr. 1 in G minor, op. 23

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Klaversonate nr. 14 i c-moll / Piano Sonata nr. 14 in C minor, K 457
Molto allegro
Allegro assai

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata i c-moll / Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
Toccata i D-dur / Toccata in D Major, BWV 912

The artist: 

Pianist Claire Huangci won the first prize and the Mozart prize at the Géza Anda Competition in 2018. With her impressive virtuosity and remarkable versatility, she wins over and moves audiences worldwide. She has performed in solo recitals and in partnership with international orchestras and at concert venues including Carnegie Hall, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Salle Cortot, Suntory Hall Tokoyo and Franz Liszt Akademie Budapest.

In the 2019/20 season, she appears at the Lucerne Festival, Philharmonie de Paris and Festspielhaus Salzburg, the Elbphilharmonie, Ruhr Piano Festival and MDR Musiksommer. She also performs with the orchestras of the Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Baseler Kammerorchester as well as internationally, travelling from Scandinavia to Spain, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Asia, and Latin and North America.

Claire Huangci studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover. She is an expressive interpreter of Chopin’s music, winning first prizes at the Chopin Competitions in Darmstadt and Miami in 2009 and 2010. She also became the youngest participant to receive second prize at the International ARD Music Competition in 2011.


Adults NOK 290,-
Bergen Card NOK 250,-
KODE members NOK 200,-
Students/Children NOK 200,-

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Claire Huangci, foto: Mateusz Zahora