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    Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    Sandra will play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Ken Lam, Conductor. .
    Tickets for April 5, 2019 @ 7:30PM
    Tickets for April 6, 2019 @ 7:30PM
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  • Guest Distinguished Faculty
    Sandra was named Guest Distinguished Faculty at Furman University for 2019. This is her second time for this honor.
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    Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
    Sandra played with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Linus Lerner, Conductor.
    Oct 20 and 21, 2018
  • Classical Xmas Music?
    Sandra played recitals for the Steinway Society Concert Series and Old First Concert Series. The recital featured classical pieces about Christmas, by Bach, Liszt, Messiaen, and others.
    Dec 8, 2018
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    Summer Music Festivals
    In 2018 Sandra was Guest Artist at Chaon Music Festival in France and Masterworks Music Festival in US. Also, piano faculty of American Fine Arts Festival in Germany.

Events

    
  • Sun
    9
    Feb
    2020
    5PM
    Piano Recital
    Musique en Vendômois
    Vendômois, France
    Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    7:30PM
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
    Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    Bloomington Ctr for Perform. Arts, IL
    Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020
    7:30PM
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
    Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    UIS Perform. Arts Ctr, Springfield, IL
    Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020
    *
    Mozart Lecture/recital
    Music Teachers Assoc of CA
    Alameda County, California
    Private
    Sat
    2
    May
    2020
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Chinese Evangelical Free Church
    1111 S Atlantic Blvd Monterey Park CA
    Free Admission
  • 週六
    16
    May
    2020
    1:30PM
    靈感的源頭1
    *
    福岡, 日本
    免費入場
    週二
    19
    May
    2020
    6PM
    靈感的源頭一
    *
    広島, 日本
    免費入場
    週四
    21
    May
    2020
    6PM
    靈感的源頭一
    *
    大阪, 日本
    免費入場
    週六
    23
    May
    2020
    1:30PM
    靈感的源頭一
    *
    浜松, 日本
    免費入場
    週日
    24
    May
    2020
    4PM
    靈感的源頭一
    *
    岐阜, 日本
    免費入場
  • 週三
    27
    May
    2020
    6PM
    靈感的源頭一
    *
    富山, 日本
    免費入場
    週六
    30
    May
    2020
    6PM
    靈感的源頭一
    *
    東京, 日本
    免費入場
    週日
    31
    May
    2020
    6PM
    靈感的源頭2
    *
    東京, 日本
    免費入場
    Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020
    *
    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5
    Masterworks Music Festival
    Converse College, SC
    Fri
    7
    Aug
    2020
    7:30PM
    Guest Pianist
    Formosa Philharmonic Orchestra
    National Concert Hall, Taipei
    Tickets
  • Sun
    9
    Aug
    2020
    *
    Guest Pianist
    Formosa Philharmonic Orchestra
    National Concert Hall, Taipei
    Tickets
    Fri
    2
    Oct
    2020
    7PM
    Inspiration From Above 1
    Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island
    333 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket RI
    Free Admission
    週六
    3
    Oct
    2020
    7PM
    靈感的源頭 2
    Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island
    333 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket RI
    免費入場
    Fri
    9
    Oct
    2020
    7:30PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    Central Presbyterian Church
    St. Louis, MO
    Free Admission
    Sat
    17
    Oct
    2020
    7:30PM
    Piano recital
    Steinway Society
    San Jose CA
    Tickets
  • 週六
    31
    Oct
    2020
    7:30PM
    靈感的源頭 1
    高雄武昌教會
    高雄市苓雅區民權一路38號
    免費入場
    週日
    8
    Nov
    2020
    7:00PM
    靈感的源頭 1
    台北榮星教會
    台北市中山區新生北路一段82號B1
    免費入場
    Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020
    7:30PM
    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
    Skagit Symphony Orchestra
    McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Ctr
    Tickets
    Sun
    20
    Dec
    2020
    3PM
    Inspiration From Above 5
    Düsseldorf Chinese Church
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Free Admission

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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 has played chamber concerts with Vesselin Paraschkevov, former concert master of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and with Amos Yang, Assistant Principal Cello of San Francisco Symphony. She has 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, recorded live, and the Saint-Saëns “Carnival of the Animals”, both released on the Taiwan Rolling Stone Music label.

As an educator, Shen served on the piano faculty at the Brevard Music Festival, Masterworks 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 continued her musical studies in the United States. She received her Bachelor of Music in 1994 with a piano performance major and organ minor from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she studied with legendary pianist, Ann Schein and organist Donald Sutherland. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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