Kaufman Music Center

Sarah Chan Piano Recital

Thursday, October 17  |  8:00pm

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Sarah Chan, piano

Sarah Chan has garnered numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including The American Prize in Piano Performance, three-time selection as “Rising Artist” by New York Concert Artists and Associates, performance features in New York’s Evenings of Piano Concerti Series III-V, and artist feature in the Carnegie Emerging Artists series.  Chan has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall (New York), Künstlerhaus Concert Hall (Munich), La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Le Cinéma Balzac (Paris), Sala Ateneu (Bacau, Romania), Merkin Concert Hall (New York), Meany Hall for the Performing Arts (Seattle), Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis), Altamura Center for Arts and Culture (NY), Enid Symphony Hall (OK), Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Battelle Northwest Young Artists Series, and Seattle Ladies Musical-Club Awards-Debut Series.  As piano soloist with orchestra, Sarah Chan has performed with the National "Mihail Jora" Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania, Romanian State Symphony Orchestra, New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, and Enid Symphony Orchestra.  Chan has furthermore participated in the music festivals of L’Académie d’Eté du Haut-Nivernais (France), L’Académie Musicale Internationale de Moulin d’Andé (France), Amherst Summer Piano Festival (MA), and Olympic Music Festival (WA).

A native of Hong Kong, Sarah Chan received her formal education in the United States and in France.  She was trained musically at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (D.M.A.), Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University (M.M.), Manhattan School of Music (B.M.), and the University of Michigan.  Concurrent with her musical activity, she also pursued liberal arts studies at La Sorbonne, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan, concentrating in French and French literature studies.

Dr. Chan presently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she is Director of Keyboard Studies / Music Composition, Theory, and History.  She additionally teaches French through the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Humanities.  Nominated for the 2012 John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Chan also received the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester for her work in studio piano instruction.  With a passion for the artistic inspiration and musical engagement of others, Sarah Chan is enthusiastic to see the performing arts and humanities flourish in their multidimensional expressions in culture, society, and life.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

“Bruyères”, Prélude No. 5, Préludes Book II
“La Soirée dans Grenade”, from Estampes

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)

“Alborada del gracioso”, from Miroirs

JOAQUIN TURINA (1882-1949)

“Seguiriya”, from Danzas Gitanas, Op. 84

ISAAC ALBENIZ  (1860-1909)

“Asturias” (“Leyenda”), from Suite Española, Op. 47
“El Albaicín”, from Iberia, Book III

Intermission

FREDERIC CHOPIN  (1810-1849)

Barcarolle, Op. 60
Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 25, No. 1, “Harp”
Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 6
Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7
Etude in B Minor, Op. 25, No. 10
Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, “Revolutionary”
Etude in G-flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5, “Black Keys”

Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47

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