We will start off 2017 with the Toronto debut of pianist Sean Chen.
Still under 30, Chen has toured much America simply as a citizen. He was born in Florida, grew up in California, went to school at Yale and Juilliard, and currently lives in Kansas City. Betty, his wife, plays violin with the Kansas City Symphony.
As a performer, Chen has performed with many US orchestras and given recitals around the world. He is the third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 2015 saw him named a fellow of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. He was the only one in 2015 to receive 2 years of funding and planned to put some of that towards purchasing his own piano.
A Steinway artist, he has recorded for their Spirio system. Read more about Steinway’s Spirio player piano system here – http://www.steinway.com/news/press-releases/steinway-sons-announces-steinway-spirio-a-new-high-resolution-player-piano-system