Classical Fellowships Awards Hits Indianapolis

Indianapolis welcomes the ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association, which brings the nations foremost young pianists ages 18-30. Performing in a variety of settings such as solo recital, song, new music and chamber music to concerto appearances with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, one of these pianists will be named the American Pianists Association’s 2013 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow, a musician with the potential to make significant contributions to American cultural life.

Ever since I was a toddler, I was sitting on the bench of a piano. From practicing at home to attending jazz and classical music summer camps, there was hardly a time when I wasn’t surrounded by music. Classical concert series like these remind me of those times and make me ache for a baby grand piano in my all-too-small living room. Since I can’t get one in my own home, I jump at the opportunity to hear some else master the keys and perform with an orchestra that supports them.

On November 11, Sean Chen will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. The California native has performed in Bucharest, Seoul, Taiwan, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Miami and New York and received his undergraduate degree at the Juilliard School.

Tickets for each Premiere Series concert are $30 for the general public, $25 for APA members, and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, call 317.940.9945 or visit and receive $10 off if you mention the promo code PIANO.

Want to win a pair of tickets to Sean Chen’s performance for free? Leave a comment that explains one memory you have of playing an instrument. Winner will be selected at random and notified via email on Thursday, November 8. Winner has 24 hours to respond to their email or we will pick another winner. Good luck!

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  • M.K.

    My sister plugging her ears as I’d practice my violin in the room we shared growing up. I needed a lot of it too!