A concert pianist, a singer with a rich, 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 piano and vocal solo recitals to 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 New Yorker mother and painter, Tamara Gray. The initial training Ariane Gray Hubert received ranges from the renowned Russian and French piano traditions in Vienna and Paris, the Sacred Chants which she sings as a soloist from Gregorian to Vedic Chant, then Gospel to Blues which she composes, to the oral musical traditions of India. The distinctive signature of the artist combine playing and singing in an unique way, her versatility in improvisation along with powerful rhythmical compositions.
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 dedicated her composition “La Note Bleue” at various festivals in Europe and for the closing ceremony of the festival ‘Bonjour India’. In her large world music repertoire, Ariane Gray Hubert has collaborated with the Brazilian government and the Tata company and gave a series of stage performances entitled “O Brazil : Rhythms, Rhymes and Songs” highlighting a rare repertoire for voice and piano about women composers and poetess from 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.
In India, the artist has a special connection with the people and their traditions. With the support of Indian Council of Cultural Relations, she has performed all over the country her music, which was a huge success. Her recitals, be it solos or with her 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, the Habitat Center, the Lotus Temple in New Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore, the Pune Music Society to name a few. She appears for various television and radio broadcast programs.
Her latest and much acclaimed Trio “IVRE D’AMOUR” was launched at the prestigious festival ‘Namaste France’ at Petit Palais, 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, blending the poetry of Cecilia Mereiles along with her songs entitled “Let’s Talk about Women” in collaboration with the Brazilian Embassy in Japan. Her concert tours entitled « Clara, Lili, Consuelo and others muses » received major accolades.
Taking time off from her busy schedule, she is dedicated to education as ‘music heals both body and soul in the most profond way’. She conducts special workshops for children world over to share her wide experience based on her method ‘Creative Sound Training‘. Ariane’s creativity is also seen in her visual catalogue of unique Art 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. Her albums are distributed worldwide digitally. 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.