Prizewinner at the 2009 Cleveland International Competition, pianist Sean Chen has appeared with the many times with the New West and the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Orchestras in California. He has also performed the rarely played Ginastera First Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra after having won the concerto competition.

Mr. Chen has given recitals in Albuquerque, New Mexico under the auspices of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and was presented by the National Chopin Foundation of the United States in two recitals. The New West Symphony and the Young Artist Guild of the Music Teachers’ Association of California have both invited Mr. Chen to present recitals multiple times.

Mr. Chen was a laureate at the California International Young Artist Competition, and has participated in the Sydney International, Gina Bachauer Young Artist, and the Chopin National and International Piano Competitions. In addition, Mr. Chen received both a Level I prize at NFAA Arts week, and a Presidential Scholars Award in the Arts from the United States Department of Education.

Sean Chen is currently studying with Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School after having graduated from the private studio of Edward Francis.