Sonata in A minor, K. 310
Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23
Gracia (El Vito) from Danses Andalouses
The Music Society`s AGM took place thanks to the wonders of technology, on January 29th and followed a piano recital given by a 15 year old pupil from Guildford High School who had pre-recorded it privately.
Christina Huang is no ordinary school girl, and has shown precocious musical ability from an early age, so much so that she achieved the performing ABRSM diploma for piano two years ago !!
Christina chose a demanding programme consisting of three works; Sonata in A minor K.310 by Mozart; Ballade in G minor Op 23 by Chopin and finally "Gracio" from Danses Andalouses by Manual Infante.
It is difficult to do justice to the quality of Christina`s playing. Quite simply, it was superb from start to finish and the mind boggles at appreciating how one so young can play with such effortless ease, assurance, and musical eloquence far beyond her years. Everything which turns music from a collection of notes to a living organism was there, and the fluent technique, expressiveness and faultless timing which can take many years of hard work to achieve appeared to her, to be second nature. Each piece that she played displayed her ability to conquer their formidable difficulties with aplomb and impart the required atmosphere faultlessly.
This young lady should go far in the musical firmament and take her place amongst the chosen few.
Christina Huang is a 15 year old pupil at Guildford High School, holding a double award as music and academic scholar.
Music has been part of Christina’s life since a young age. A proficient violin player and soprano singer, she found her ultimate calling within the ebony and ivory keys. Sailing through ABRSM exams with high distinctions culminated in her most recent achievement of attaining the DipABRSM qualification in piano performance in the winter of 2019.
Christina is a regular winner at local music festivals and was awarded as the most promising young performer at the Guildford Spring Music Festival in 2018 by pianist Lucy Parham. Apart from her frequent piano solo concerts, Christina is equally at home in orchestral settings, performing regularly with the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra and at Guildford High School. She also enjoys chamber music and is steadily building an impressive repertoire.
In her free time, Christina enjoys art and drama.