On Tuesday, Nov. 10, American pianist Sean Chen will perform in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse at Eskenazi Health, located at 720 Eskenazi Ave., at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Eskenazi Health Parking Garage.
In 2013, Chen won the American Pianists Association’s DeHaan Classical Fellowship, one of the most lucrative and significant prizes available to an American pianist. He also won third prize at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first American to reach the finals since 1997. Chen is also a 2015 recipient of the $100,000 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship.
Chen has already appeared as soloist twice with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and twice with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Chen earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Juilliard School and his artist diploma at the Yale School of Music in 2014 as a George W. Miles Fellowship recipient.
This concert is made possible by the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health, which brings music to the patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. When Eskenazi Health first envisioned developing a public art program, it determined that it was important to engage all forms of art. As the public art program progressed, a decision was made to bring musical performances to patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. Marianne Tobias helped to establish the program, including donating a concert grand piano that resides in the main concourse of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.
To learn more about the Marianne Tobias Music Program, and to find a list of upcoming concerts, please contact the Eskenazi Health Foundation at 317.880.4900 or visit www.EskenaziHealthMusic.com. To learn more about the American Pianists Association, please visit http://www.americanpianists.org.
CONTACT: Todd Harper