California born pianist Grace H. made her orchestral debut at the age of 12, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor with the Torrance Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music’s Classical Piano Performance Program. She has studied with Dr. Louise Lepley, Dr. Solomon Mikowsky, and Alexandre Moutouzkine.
Grace has held solo performances in venues across the United States, including the Steinway Piano Gallery, the Kaufman Music Center, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Rockwood Music Hall, Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall. Among her many performance awards are prizes from the Korea Times Piano Competition, the Southern California Bach Competition, and the Rondo Young Artist Piano Competition.
Grace is equally active as a chamber musician and has coached and performed with Daniel Avshalomov, Alan Kay, and David Krakauer. She has participated in chamber music programs such as the YMF Chamber Music Series and Lincoln Center Stage Series. Grace also has been a collaborative pianist with the Manhattan School of Music College and Pre-College Division, and has assistant directed and performed with MSM’s musical theater program in productions including “Matilda,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Legally Blonde.” She has toured North America with genre-bending classical trio Take3.
Grace has always felt a true calling for teaching, believing that expression through music and creativity is a vital tool that can teach children the fundamental skills necessary to live confident and full lives. Her teaching style is focused on student-centered learning, critical and creative thinking and real world applications. She is dynamic and enthusiastic in her teaching style and constantly evolving and adapting to her students’ needs.