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    Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
    Sandra will play with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Linus Lerner, Conductor.
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  • Classical Xmas Music?
    Get tickets now for Sandra's Steinway Society recital, featuring works about Christmas by Bach, Liszt, Messiaen, and others.
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    Old First Concert Series
    Sandra will be playing her Christmas recital in the acclaimed San Francisco concert series.
    Tickets for Dec 23 available soon
  • 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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    Summer Music Festivals
    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

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018
    2:45 PM
    Radio interview
    FM 91.5 in Cupertino CA
    Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 PM
    Solo Recital: A Christmas Program
    Steinway Concert Series
    Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018
    7:30 PM
    靈感的源頭 5
    Free Admission
    Sat
    22
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 PM
    Inspiration From Above 5
    Home of Christ Cupertino
    10340 Bubb Rd, Cupertino CA
    Free Admission
    Sun
    23
    Dec
    2018
    4:00 PM
    Solo Recital: A Christmas Program
    Old First Concerts Series
    1751 Sacramento St. San Francisco CA
  • 14-19
    Jan
    2019
    Recitals and Masterclasses
    Philippines
    Free Admission
    Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    4PM
    Solo Recital
    Fripp Island Concert Series
    Fripp Island, South Carolina
    Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    7:30PM
    Solo recital
    Furman University
    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
    71 Bay Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Free Admission
    Fri
    27
    Apr
    2019
    7:30PM
    Rhapsody in Blue
    Mission Chamber Orchestra
    Trianon Theater 72 N. 5th St, San Jose, CA
    Fri
    10
    May
    2019
    7:30PM
    靈感的源頭3
    免費入場
    Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    Chinese Evangelical Free Church
    1111 S. Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park CA
    Free Admission
    Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    7:30PM
    Inspiration From Above 4
    愛丁堡華人福音教會
    18 W Mayfield, Edinburgh UK
    免費入場
  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    7:30PM
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Liverpool Gospel Church
    11 Great George Square Liverpool UK
    Free Admission
    Sun
    26
    May
    2019
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Liverpool Gospel Church
    11 Great George Square Liverpool UK
    Free Admission
    Mon
    27
    May
    2019
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Free Admission
    Fri
    31
    May
    2019
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Netherlands
    Private
    Sun
    2
    Jun
    2019
    Inspiration From Above 4
    Düsseldorf
    Free Admission
  • Jun 3 - Jun 8
    2019
    Recording a CD
    London, United Kingdom
    Sun
    9
    Jun
    2019
    1:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    London, United Kingdom
    Jul 1 - 14
    2019
    Piano Faculty
    Masterworks Festival
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 4
    San Diego
    Private event
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    Private event
  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 2
    Hong Kong
    Free Admission
    Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    7:00PM
    Inspiration From Above 5
    Free Admission

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Biography

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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