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UCM Department of Music Presents a Recital by Pianist Sean Chen

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 25, 2017) –The University of Central Missouri Department of Music and the Missouri Music Teachers Association present pianist Sean Chen, Bronze Medalist of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano competition, in recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Hart Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Sean Chen
Sean Chen

Recognized by Huffington Post as a rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity,” Chen recently was named a 2015 fellow by the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing Arts.

He has performed with major 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.

He has collaborated 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.

The recital is part of the Missouri Music Teachers Association Honors Auditions at UCM. This four day event will bring hundreds of the highest achieving music students from all over Missouri, ranging in age from four years old through graduate school, to the UCM campus. They will compete for age group awards in solo and chamber music performance, including passage onto the Music Teachers National Association competitions, which are among the most prestigious music competitions in the United States.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 660-543-4530, or visit ucmo.edu/music.