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IPF: Sean Chen Recital

Thursday, January 31, 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 36th International Piano Festival kicks off with a recital by the 2019 Discovery Artist Sean Chen, featuring the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff. 

About the Artist
Hailed as a charismatic rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), American pianist Sean Chen, winner of the 2013 American Pianists Awards and third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has continued to earn accolades for “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (New York Times) and “genuinely sensitive” (LA Times) playing. He was named a 2015 fellow by the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing Arts.

About the International Piano Festival
The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and masterclasses featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Led by nonagenarian and IPF founder Abbey Simon, this dynamic weekend of pianism features Russian virtuoso Alexander Kobrin and charismatic rising star Sean Chen, our 2019 Discovery Artist. 

For more information and a full schedule, visit


Moores Opera House
$25 adult/$15 student and senior
Moores School of Music

KGMCA Box Office  

Alan Austin, International Piano Festival director

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