Sean Chen, piano – Sat. Nov. 26, 2016

Muzewest Concerts is thrilled to present a gala concert – An Evening with Sean Chen, pianist and prize-winner at the Cliburn Competition in 2013.

Saturday, November 26, 2016 – 7:30 PM
St. Helen’s Anglican Church (4405 W. 8 Avenue – Vancouver BC.)



Sean Yow Chen, 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.


Bach-Godowsky Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (1720, 1923)
I. Prélude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourrée I & II
VI. Gigue

Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (1802)
I. Adagio sostenuto
II. Allegretto
III. Presto agitato

— Intermission —

Rachmaninoff-Chen Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 (1907, 2016)
III. Adagio

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin (1914-1917)
I. Prélude
II. Fugue
III. Forlane
IV. Rigaudon
V. Menuet
VI. Toccata