As the third-prize winner at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Sean Chen became the first American to reach the finals since 1997. He also won the 2013 American Pianists Association’s DeHaan Classical Fellowship. A graduate of The Juilliard School with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, he earned the Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. Chen has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, performed in recitals, and released CDs under the Parma, Harmonia Mundi, and Steinway labels. Sean used his fellowship for a down payment on a concert-quality piano, travel expenses related to his recitals, and a two-week trip to Germany for professional introductions and study. Click here for more information on Sean Chen.