The Museum is honored to welcome back world-class pianist Sandra Wright Shen to Pianoforte! Shen has appeared at the Kennedy Music Center in DC, the Chicago Cultural Center, Monte Carlo Opera House in Monaco, Granada International Music Festival in Spain, Frankfurt Cultural Center in Germany, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Brevard Music Festival, and the MasterWorks Festival. She won first prizes at the International Piano Competition of France, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the Mieczysław Munz Piano Competition, the Taiwan National Piano Competition, and the Peabody Frances M. Wentz Memorial Prize. She has recorded three CDs, debuting with Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto.
Shen received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is on the piano faculty at the Brevard Music Festival, was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Furman University, and former piano faculty at Southern Illinois University. She is a Steinway Artist.
Today’s program includes Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Die Seele Ruht In Jesu Händen” from Cantata no. 127 (arr. Harold Bauer); Franz Schubert’s Sonata no. 21 in Bb Major, D 960; and Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major, Op 17.
Pianoforte concerts fill up quickly; limited tickets available at the door.