Schmitt Music is very happy to welcome Steinway Artist Sean Chen to Kansas City! Please join us for an in-store “Meet & Greet” event at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Sunday, June 25 at 2PM.
“…alluring, colorfully shaded renditions…” – Schweitzer, The New York Times
Mr. Chen will perform several pieces that are featured on the Steinway Spirio player piano, with a reception following the program. Doors at 1:30PM; Performance at 2PM; “Meet & Greet” reception to follow.
Watch Sean Chen perform Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 84 – III. Vivace:
Hailed as a charismatic rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), 28-year-old American pianist Sean Chen, third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and recipient of the DeHaan Classical Fellowship as the winner of the 2013 American Pianists Awards, has continued 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.
He has performed with many prominent orchestras, including the Fort Worth, Hartford, Hudson Valley, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Louisiana Philharmonic, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Pasadena, Phoenix, Plano, San Diego, Santa Fe, Tucson, and New West Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and South Bay Chamber Orchestras, collaborating with such esteemed conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, Nicholas McGegan, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Marcelo Lehninger, Nir Kabaretti, James Judd, George Hanson, Hector Guzman, and Boris Brott. Solo recitals have brought him to major venues worldwide, including Jordan Hall in Boston, Subculture in New York City, the American Art Museum at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Salle Cortot in Paris.
Mr. Chen is currently living in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Betty, who plays violin in the Kansas City Symphony. He is Kansas City’s newest Steinway Artist. Read more on his website: seanchenpiano.com.