Studio Session with Pianist Sean Chen

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

After a year-long audition process, including multiple solo and chamber music recitals as well as concerto appearances, 24-year-old pianist Sean Chen has recently been awarded the 2013 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship. Chen came to the Young Artists Showcase studios to perform solo works of Bach and Scriabin and talk with host Bob Sherman about his experiences in the American Pianists Association competition, as well as his digressions into computer programming and econometrics.

Chen was introduced to the Young Artists Showcase in 2010, as the winner of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. After finishing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Juilliard School, he’s now pursuing his artist diploma at Yale. He performs Bach and Scriabin in the studio and we premiere recordings made by WFYI in Indianapolis from his recent recitals for the American Pianists Association competition.

Program details:

J.S. Bach: Allemande from French Suite No. 5 in G major
— Sean Chen, piano. Recorded live in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

Ernő Dohnanyi: Allegro from Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
— Sean Chen, piano; Linden String Quartet: Catherine Cosbey, violin; Sarah McElravy, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Felix Umansky, cello. Recorded in April 2013 at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis.

Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
— Sean Chen, piano. Recorded live in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

Joaquín Turina: Los doe Miedos from Poema en forma de canciones
— Sean Chen, piano; Jessica Rivera, soprano. Recorded in April 2013 at the Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis

J.S. Bach: Gigue from French Suite No. 5 in G major
— Sean Chen, piano. Recorded live in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

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Comments [1]

Cedric Freeman from Indianapolis Indiana

Congratulations Sean!

Apr. 30 2014 06:13 PM

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