Grace Francis

Grace Francis was born in London and attended the Yehudi Menuhin School before studying with Irina Zaritskaya at the Royal College of Music where she won the Chappell Gold Medal. She has performed widely throughout the UK including Wigmore Hall and Bath Mozart Festival. She has made her Carnegie Hall debut in New York and played the Grieg Piano Concerto in Lugano Festival under the baton of Ashkenazy. She has performed BBC Radio 3 recitals and broadcast with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Her two highly acclaimed recordings were made with the Quartz Label.

"I was immediately struck by her superb pianism, her commanding and intelligent musicality and a seriousness and intensity of focus in performance which makes her someone special."

Stephen Hough

"Grace Francis is a brilliant pianist."

Mitsuko Uchida

"I shall be haunted by this recital's rich beauty for a very long time."

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