Marisa Gupta - Piano
Born of Thai and Indian parentage, pianist Marisa Gupta made her debut playing Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concours Maria Canals (Barcelona), Viotti (Vercelli, Italy), Kingsville, MTNA, and Corpus Christi Young Artists Competitions, a Solti Foundation Award, a Fulbright scholarship, and 1st prize at the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloists' Competition (UK). In 2015 she was named a finalist in the BBC New Generations Thinker’s Scheme, was also awarded an Edison Fellowship at the British Library for 2015-2016, Artist Residencies for 2016 and 2017 at Yellow Barn, as well as awards in 2016 from the Elgar Society and Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust.
As a soloist and chamber musician she has appeared at renowned venues including the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música, London’s Southbank Centre, The Bridgewater Hall, Bucharest’s Ateneul Roman, The Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, The Kings Place, Paris’s Théâtre Adyar, LSO St. Luke’s and venues throughout Europe and America. Festival appearances include Ravinia, The City of London Festival, Prussia Cove, the Three Choirs Festival, the English Music Festival, Festival Consonances, Yellow Barn and many others. As a chamber musician she has collaborated with renowned musicians including Stephen Kovacevich, Lynne Dawson, Truls Mork, Philippe Graffin, Chen Halevi, Juliette Hurel, Alan Kay, Natasha Brofsky, Marie-Luise Nunecker, Thomas Meglioranza, Mats Lidstrom, and members of the Berlin Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Her performances have been heard on BBC Radio 3, Netherlands Radio 4, Catalunya Música, KUHF radio in Houston, as well as performing in John Bridcut’s BBC TV4 documentary Delius: Composer, Lover, Engima.
Marisa began her studies in Houston, TX with John and Nancy Weems and Horacio Gutierrez. She completed the prestigious Diplôme de Soliste at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, studying with Pascal Devoyon. Other important mentors include Richard Goode, Anne Queffélec and Joan Havill.