A concert pianist, a singer with an expressive mezzo voice and a composer, Ariane Gray Hubert is a much acclaimed artist in several fields. Over the years, she has delighted audiences and critics world over with her performances, be it solo recitals, vocal and piano world music or with orchestra. As a composer, she blends eastern and western musical traditions in a unique manner – a visionary approach.
Born in Paris, Franco American, the artist started her musical journey at the age of four, largely influenced by her American mother and painter, Tamara Gray. The initial training Ariane Gray Hubert received ranges from the renowned Russian and French piano traditions, Gregorian Chant and Gospel which she sangs both as a soloist, to the oral and spiritual traditions of India. The distinctive signature of the artist combine playing and singing in a expressive way, her unique sense of improvisation along with powerful rhythmical creations and her inspiration from the ancient traditions of the world.
The artist performs for major international festivals as well for Opera, Theater and Dance productions. She played for Petit Palais in Paris, Radio France, Musée d’Orsay, Opera Bastille & Garnier, Unesco, the Vatican, Centre des Arts Enghien les Bains, the European Delegation in India for the 50th European Treaty, the Alliances Françaises abroad (Austria, Germany, Italy, Baltic countries, India to name a few..). In commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Composer F. Chopin, she composed and dedicated her piece “La Note Bleue” at various festivals in France and for the closing ceremony of the Festival ‘Bonjour India’. In collaboration with the Brazilian government and the Indian group Tata, she gave a series of stage performances entitled “O Brazil : Rhythms, Rhymes and Songs” highlighting a rare repertoire about women composers and poetess of Brazil.
Ariane Gray Hubert performs for leading foundations and humanitarian causes worldwide that are of great concern to her including the Water preservation with Unesco, Save The Tiger in India, the Bahai’s community in Iran and the access to education for the Girl Child in the world. Giving a voice to young girls and women are one of the major concerns of Ariane who conducts specific educational programs to develop equal chances for girls through Education and Arts.
In India, the artist has a special connection with the people and their traditions. With the support of ICCR, she has performed all over the country her Music influenced by Indian music, which was a huge success. Her recitals, be it solo or with her Indo western ensembles, receive high accolades from a wide range of music lovers and fans at the Music Academy in Chennai, NCPA in Mumbai, Teen Murti Bhavan, Habitat Center, the Lotus Temple in New Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore, Pune Music Society to name a few. She appears for various international television channels.
She is the producer of two renowned ensembles, which include her latest and much acclaimed world music Trio “IVRE D’AMOUR” launched at the prestigious Petit Palais in Paris in 2016. In March 2017, she gave an exclusive performance entitled “PIANO RAG(a) TIME” for the maison de haute couture Lecoanet Hemant at the prestigious Bikaner House. In December 2017 in Tokyo, she concluded a series of stage performances in tribute to women, blending poetry based on Cecilia Mereiles along with her songs and own music entitled “Let’s Talk about WOMEN” in collaboration with the Brazilian Embassy in Japan. Her much acclaimed concert tour dedicated to women composers and muses « Clara, Lili, Consuelo and others » received major accolades. Her albums are distributed worldwide.
Taking time off from her busy schedule, she is dedicated to education as ‘music heals both the body and soul in the most profound way’. She conducts special workshops for children, adults and patients to share her wide experience on ‘Creative Sound Training’. Ariane’s creativity is also seen in her visual catalogue of unique ‘Collages’.
As a composer, Ariane Gray Hubert has received several international awards and composed music for various productions, such as the music for the ballet “When The Gods Meet” for the renowned dancer, Dr Sonal Mansingh. Twice she was awarded the prestigious “Laureate Lavoisier” by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her music in Austria and India. The Romanian government honored her with the Award for the Best Promoter in Music at the 60th Indo-Romanian Relations. She is affiliated to Sacem in France.