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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

    
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    14-19
    Jan
    2019
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    Recitals and Masterclasses
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    Manila, Philippines
    Free Admission
    Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    4PM
    Solo Recital
    Fripp Island Concert Series
    Fripp Island, South Carolina
    Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019
    8PM
    Masterclass
    Furman University
    Daniel Recital Hall, Greenville SC
    Free Admission
    Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    8PM
    Furman University
    Greenville, SC
    Free Admission
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    5PM
    Inspiration From Above 1
    Springfield IL
    Free Admission
  • Fri
    5
    Apr
    2019
    7:30PM
    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23
    Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    Bloomington Ctr for Perf Arts, Illinois
    Sat
    6
    Apr
    2019
    7:30PM
    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23
    Illinois Symphony Orchestra
    Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield, IL
    Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    7:30PM
    Inspiration From Above 3
    Home of Christ Church Menlo Park
    Free Admission
    Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    7:30PM
    靈感的源頭3
    洛省華人播道會
    免費入場
  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    Chinese Evangelical Free Church
    Free Admission
    Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    7:30PM
    靈感的源頭4
    愛丁堡華人福音教會
    免費入場
    Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    7:30PM
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Liverpool Gospel Church
    Free Admission
    Sun
    26
    May
    2019
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    Inspiration From Above 4
    Liverpool Gospel Church
    Free Admission
    Mon
    27
    May
    2019
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    Inspiration From Above 4
    Leeds Christian Church
    Free Admission
  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019
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    Inspiration From Above 4
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    Netherlands
    Private
    Sun
    2
    Jun
    2019
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    Inspiration From Above 4
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    Düsseldorf
    Free Admission
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    3 - 8
    Jun
    2019
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    Recording a CD
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    London, United Kingdom
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    Sun
    9
    Jun
    2019
    1:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
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    London, United Kingdom
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    Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 4
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    San Diego
    Private
  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    7PM
    Inspiration From Above 1
    Charleston Chinese Church
    Charleston SC
    Free Admission
    Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    7PM
    Inspiration From Above 1
    Columbia Chinese Church
    Columbia SC
    Free Admission
    Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    2PM
    Inspiration From Above 1
    Florence Chinese Church
    Florence SC
    Free Admission
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    大溫哥華聖道堂
    Free Admission
    Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
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    Hong Kong
    Free Admission
  • 星期六
    2號
    11月
    2019
    下午3時
    靈感的源頭5
    南京東路禮拜堂
    台北台灣
    免費入場
    星期日
    3號
    11月
    2019
    早上9:30
    靈感的源頭5
    南崁大安教會
    台北台灣
    免費入場
    星期四
    7號
    11月
    2019
    早上11時
    靈感的源頭1
    台神
    台北台灣
    免費入場
    星期五
    8號
    11月
    2019
    早上11時
    獨奏
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    台北台灣
    專場
    星期六
    9號
    11月
    2019
    下午3時
    靈感的原頭5
    台北基督之家
    台北台灣
    免費入場
  • 星期日
    10號
    十一月
    2019
    10AM
    帶敬拜
    大直教會
    台北台灣
    免費入場
    星期日
    10號
    11月
    2019
    下午3時
    靈感的源頭5
    台北基督之家
    台北台灣
    免費入場
    Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 5
    Menlo Church
    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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