2017 Steinway by Starlight
Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
Join us for an evening concert featuring
World-Renowned American pianist
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 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association, 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.
Mr. Chen grew up in the Los Angeles area of Oak Park, California. His impressive achievements before college include the NFAA ARTSweek, Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight, and 2006 Presidential Scholars awards. These honors combined with diligent schoolwork facilitated offers of acceptance by MIT, Harvard, and The Juilliard School. Choosing to study music, Mr. Chen earned his Bachelor and Master of Music from Juilliard, meanwhile garnering several awards, most notably the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He received his Artist Diploma in 2014 at the Yale School of Music as a George W. Miles Fellow. His teachers include Hung-Kuan Chen, Tema Blackstone, Edward Francis, Jerome Lowenthal, and Matti Raekallio.
The concert will also include classical guitarist soprano and CSUDH Student Tara Rose Davison, joined by CSUDH Faulty members.
For more information on the program and performers please go to www.csudh.edu/steinway.
In 2014, California State University, Dominguez Hills joined an elite group of institutions worldwide - those that have achieved status as an "All-Steinway School." Now, university faculty and students learn, practice and perform on pianos designed by the world-famous Steinway & Sons, whose instruments are the piano of choice for serious musicians worldwide.
Tickets will be availabe at the door the evening of the concert.
Complimentary parking will be available in Lot 6.
For further information, visit Steinway by Starlight. You may also contact Ceremonies and Events at (310) 243-2666 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org