Hailed as a charismatic rising star, pianist Sean Chen won over fans and critics at the the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition as the Crystal Award winner with "an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity" (Huffington Post). The first American to earn a Cliburn award since 1997, just months after being named the 2013 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association.
Considered one of the most original artists of his generation, Alon Goldstein returns to the FSO after his recent performance with the Baltimore Symphony. "Such performances take a kind of courage seldom heard that you want to hear him at every possible opportunity."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer