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  • Steinway Evening Concert
    Sandra is back again playing at the Steinway Evening Concert series, San Jose, Sat Apr 9, 2022 @ 7:30PM. Livestream and in person. Get tickets before they sell out!
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    Skagit Symphony Orchestra
    Sandra joins Skagit Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Michael Wheatley for Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2 May 21 in Washington. Tickets
  • Tanglewood
    Sandra has joined the piano faculty of Tanglewood Young Artists Program, Aug 1 to Aug 8. Apply
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    Tateuchi Inst of Music
    Sandra has joined the piano faculty of Tateuchi Inst of Music, Jul 17 to Jul 22, 2022. Apply
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  • Masterworks Music Festival
    Sandra returns for her 2nd year on the piano faculty of Masterworks Music Festival, Jun 19 to Jul 3, 2022 . Apply
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    C'est Bon Chamber Academy
    Sandra joins the faculty of C'est Bon Chamber Academy, Jun 13 to Jun 17, 2022. Apply
  • C'est Bon Masterclass
    Sandra will teach a masterclass at C'est Bon Chamber Academy May 1, 2022. Register.
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    Ball State Recital
    Sandra will have a recital and a masterclass at Ball State (Indiana) March 31.
  • SF Conservatory
    Sandra has joined the piano faculty of SF Conservatory Pre-College, starting Fall 2021.
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    San Jose Intl Piano Comp
    Sandra will be a judge the San Jose Intl Piano Competition 2021
  • Lynden Music Festival
    Sandra will be playing an all Chopin and an all Mozart recital program October 12-13, 2021
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Events

    
  • Wed
    16
    Feb
    2022
    -
    Interview
    Meaning Code Channel
    Free
    Thu
    24
    Feb
    2022
    -
    Judging
    US Open Music Competition
    Oakland, CA
    -
    Thu
    31
    Mar
    2022
    7:30PM
    Solo Recital
    Ball State University
    Muncie, Indiana
    Tickets
    Fri
    1
    Apr
    2022
    9AM
    Masterclass
    Ball State University
    Muncie, Indiana
    Private
    Sat
    9
    Apr
    2022
    7:30PM
    Steinway Society Recital
    San Jose, CA
  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2022
    7PM
    Inspiration From Above
    Chinese for Christ San Jose
    Free
    Sun
    17
    Apr
    2022
    8:30AM
    Conductor, Hallelujah Chorus
    Menlo Church
    Free
    Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022
    10AM
    Presentation
    St. Louis Music Teachers
    Steinway Piano Gallery, St. Louis MO
    Private
    Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022
    7:30PM
    Inspiration From Above
    Central Presbyterian Church
    Sun
    1
    May
    2022
    4PM
    Masterclass
    C'est Bon Chamber Academy
    Los Altos CA
  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    7:30PM
    Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2
    Skagit Symphony Orchestra
    McIntyre Hall, Mt. Vernon, WA
    Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    10AM
    Lecture/Recital: Mozart
    Chinese Music Teachers Assoc of NorCal
    Los Altos CA
    Live and online
    -
    13
    Jun
    to
    17 Jun
    Piano Faculty
    C'est Bon Chamber Academy
    Los Altos, CA
    -
    19
    Jun
    to
    3 Jul
    Piano Faculty
    Masterworks Music Festival
    Spartanburg, SC
    Sat
    9
    Jul
    2022
    7PM
  • -
    17
    Jul
    to
    22 Jul
    Piano Faculty
    Tateuchi Inst of Music
    Mountain View, CA
    -
    01
    Aug
    to
    06 Aug
    Piano Faculty
    Tanglewood Piano Program
    Boston MA

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Bio

Steinway Artist Sandra Wright Shen has been described as a classical "pianist of the first order". With her passion, musicality, and inspiration, she aims to move hearts through music. Sandra has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in 14 countries and throughout US, at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Music Center in DC, the Chicago Cultural Center, Monte Carlo Opera House, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Frankfurt Cultural Center in Germany, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Korea Seoul Arts Center, Hong Kong City Hall, Granada Intl Music Festival, Recontres Musicale de Chaon in France, Brevard Music Festival and Masterworks Music Festival. As a guest artist, she has appeared with Charleston Symphony, Hilton Head Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Brevard Festival Sinfonia, New Millennium Orchestra, Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Formosa Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan National Symphony, Taipei Symphony and others. Shen is the Artist-In-Residence of the Charleston Symphony for the 2017-18 season. She played chamber concerts with Vesselin Paraschkevov, former concert master of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and also performed on tour in Asia with cellist Nina Kotova. Shen has received several first prizes in several major piano competitions, including the 2012 France International Piano Competition, 1997 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the 1996 Mieczyslaw Munz Piano Competition, and the 1990 Taiwan National Piano Competition. Shen’s recordings include her debut CD featuring Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and the Saint-Saëns “Carnival of the Animals”, both released on the Taiwan Rolling Stone Music label. As an educator, Shen serves on the piano faculty of San Francisco Conservatory Pre-College and Masterworks Music Festival, and served on the piano faculty at the Brevard Music Festival, Steinway Society Summer Music camp and American Fine Arts Festival in Europe. She also served as piano faculty at Southern Illinois University. She was twice invited to be Distinguished Visiting Professor at Furman University. Sandra performed live for WCQS radio station in Asheville, filmed a 4-part series titled "The Movements of the Master Pianists" for Hong Kong TV, and "Inspiration From Above" for US Creation TV. She also hosted a classical music program on Taiwan IC broadcast radio station. Mixing music and philanthropy, Sandra has played benefit concerts for disaster victims, foster children, and music education for underprivileged children. She is Honorary Advisor for Young Music Foundation and board member for Inspiring Foundation of Arts and Culture in Taiwan. Sandra was born in Taiwan and received her Bachelor of Music in 1994 with a piano performance major and organ minor from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland, where she studied with legendary pianist, Ann Schein and organist Donald Sutherland. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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