Praised for his “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (The New York Times) and lauded as a “thoughtful musician well beyond his years” (The Republic), pianist Sean Chen will make his Lynchburg debut in a solo recital at Randolph on October 10. The program is free and open to the public, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall.
Chen is a prizewinner of multiple competitions, including the American Pianists Awards and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He was also recognized in 2015 as an Annenberg Fellow. He is currently a Millsap Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.
In addition to performing both solo and with musical groups around the world, Chen has several CD releases including La Valse, a solo recording on the Steinway label; a live recording from the Cliburn Competition released by harmonia mundi; an album of Michael Williams’s solo piano works on the Parma label; and a recent album of Flute, Oboe, and Piano repertoire titled KaleidosCoping with colleagues Michael Gordon and Celeste Johnson. Chen has also contributed to the catalog of Steinway’s new Spirio system.
Chen’s recital in Lynchburg is co-sponsored by Randolph and the Virginia Episcopal School (VES).
For a preview of Chen’s musical stylings, check out this video: