In 2008, she was awarded the ‘Barbara Stringer Scholarship’ for postgraduate studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she entered the class of Joan Havill, Senior Professor of Piano.
Grace was a major prizewinner in many competitions including the C.Bechstein-Samick Piano Competition inKorea 2006, the First Prize and Audience Prize in theBeethoven Society of Europe’s Piano Competition in London 2009, the Norah Sande Award Competition 2010,the ‘Premio Speciale Rosa Logrieco’ Beethoven Prize at the Arcangelo Speranza Competition, Italy 2011 and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2012.
Grace has participated in the masterclasses of Andras Schiff, Paul Lewis, Stephen Hough, Dominique Merletand others.
She has given many solo recitals in London venues including Kings Place, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’s Piccadilly, Drapers Hall and Salters’ Hall and recently in December 2011 she gave a piano recital at the Royal Festival Hall supported by Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. She will make her Wigmore Hall Debut recital on 4th November 2012 by giving performances of Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Prokofiev and Uzong Choe (UK première).
Other highlights include performances of Grieg, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff concertos to capacity audiences in the Prom Praise Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Grace is grateful for the invaluable support during her studies from the Leverhulme Trust, the Craxton Memorial Trust, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Kirckman Concert Society.