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Sean Chen Performance

On November 13, 2016 pianist Sean Chen gave a wonderful solo recital for teachers and students. Hailed as a charismatic rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), 27-year-old American pianist Sean Chen, third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association, has contin- ued to earn accolades for “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (New York Times) and “genuinely sensitive” (LA Times) playing. Sean was recently named a 2015 fellow by the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing Arts. Sean Chen gave a rousing and inspiring performance which included an on-the-spot improvisation of a piece consisting of 4 notes chosen by the audience.

His program:

BACH/GODOWSKI Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 in C-sharp Minor

RACHMANINOV Adagio from Symphony No. 2, Op. 27

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin

This performance was free and open to the public and sponsored by the SLAMTA Legacy Fund, Steinway Piano Gallery and Edward Jones.

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