Sean Chen-violin and piano

bio written 2013

Before becoming a world renowned pianist, Sean Chen played violin with CVYO and was the featured pianist at a CVYO concert.

In 2013, Sean won the American Pianists Award and the third prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He currently serves as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory.


Sean has continued to stay in contact with Mr. Benson who is very proud of Sean’s dedication and accomplishments. To learn more about Sean, visit his website,

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