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Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series presents Umi Garrett, classical piano
November 2 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM$5 – $25
Umi Garrett is an American classical pianist who has recently graduated from the Juilliard School, studying with Prof. Hung-Kuan Chen and Prof. Matti Raekallio. She has also studied privately with Prof. John Perry and Mrs. Mina Hirobe-Perry. Presently she is beginning a masters degree at the Juilliard School.
Most recently, Umi Garrett was awarded 4th prize at the 2020 National Chopin Competition and 1st prize in the Juilliard School’s concerto competition, performing Ravel’s G Major Concerto. She was a finalist at the Young Concert Artists Competition in 2020 and Canada International Piano Competition in 2021. She has also recently recorded for the Chelsea Music Festival in collaboration with other artists through Opus Illuminate. As a highly-regarded interpreter of contemporary works, she has also performed and premiered numerous solo and chamber compositions by composers such as inti figgis-vizuela, Leaha Maria Villarreal, Kyle Rivera, and more. Umi’s love for collaborating with other artists has also led to performing for numerous recitals at the Juilliard School as well as performing with competitors in the Primrose International Viola Competition in 2021 and the Sphinx Competition in 2022.
A Master Class with Willamette University Students will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Hudson Hall. Admission is free and open to the public to observe.