Dr. Sarah Chan, assistant professor of music and director of keyboard studies and music theory at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will present a piano recital Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the Erskine College campus. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.
She will playing works by Frederic Chopin during the first half of the program. During the second half she will be demonstrating the art of extemporizing.
Chan will also offer a piano masterclass from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Memorial Hall.
A native of Hong Kong, Chan is an international concert pianist, scholar and educator. As a concert pianist, she has received a number of awards, including the American Prize in Piano Performance. She was selected as “Rising Artist” by New York Concert Artists and Associates; her debut was featured in the Carnegie Emerging Artists solo recital series at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall; and she performed in New York City’s Evenings of Piano Concerti III, IV, and V series.
Chan has performed with many orchestras throughout the world, including 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.