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Alec_ChienInternational award-winning pianist Alec Chien will perform at UT on Thursday, November 6.

The guest artist will perform works by Frederic Chopin during the 8:00 p.m. concert in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. It is free and open to the public.

Chien is artist in residence and professor of music at Allegheny College as well as artist lecturer in piano literature and repertoire at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Hong Kong native has performed in solo and chamber recitals with orchestras in Australia, Austria, China, Greece, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, and Taiwan.

He has been the featured soloist at major symphony orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, American Symphony, and Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Chien was the grand prize winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and prize winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition, and the Affiliate Artists Xerox Piano Program.

He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctor of musical arts degrees from the Juilliard School of Music.

Chien was one of the twenty-five Steinway artists performing at a gala concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City to celebrate the piano company’s 135th anniversary and its 500,000th piano.

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