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 programs and 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 classical training Ariane Gray Hubert received ranges from the renowned Russian and French piano traditions, the rare Gregorian Chanting to the rich and oral music of the East. 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 sacred traditions of the world. The artist performs for major international festivals as well for Opera, Theater and Dance productions. She performed for Petit Palais in Paris, Radio France, Musée d’Orsay, Opera Bastille & Garnier, Unesco, the Vatican, the European Delegation in India for the 50th European Treaty, the Alliances Françaises abroad (Austria, Germany, Italy, Baltic countries, India to name a few) and for various South American festivals including “O Brazil: Songs, Rhythms, Rhymes’ in partnership with the Brazilian Government and the Tata Group in India. In commemoration of the Bicentenary of the composer Frédéric Chopin, she dedicated and played her composition “La Note Bleue” at various festivals in France and for the closing ceremony of the Festival ‘Bonjour India’.
Ariane Gray Hubert performs as well for leading foundations and for humanitarian causes worldwide including the Water preservation, Save The Tiger, the Bahai’s community 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. She has performed with the support of ICCR in a Solo tour all over the country based on her compositions influenced by Indian music, which was a huge success. Her recitals, be it solos or with her world music ensembles, received 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 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 she concluded a series of stage performances blending poetry based on the poetess Cecilia Mereiles with her songs and music entitled “Let’s Talk about WOMEN” in collaboration with the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Her much acclaimed concert tour dedicated to women composers and muses « Clara,Lili, Consuelo and others MUSES » received major accolades in Europe and India. Her albums are distributed worldwide.
Taking time off from her busy schedule, she is dedicated to education and conducts workshops and masterclasses for children 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, one of them for the international ballet “When The Gods Meet” for the renowned Indian 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.