Coker College Presents “The Music of China”

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – March 18, 2014 – Internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist, Sandra Wright Shen, will present a recital at 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 24 at Coker College.

The recital will be held in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

The program will explore Chinese folksongs, poetic scenery and the Peking opera.

Shen has won first place in numerous international piano competitions, including the 2012 International Piano competition of France, the 1997 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the Mieczyslaw Munz Piano Competition.

Shen has produced recordings, including a debut CD featuring Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, released by Taiwan Rock Music. She has played at various benefit concerts for disaster relief, orphanages, foster children and underprivileged children’s music education.

Shen received her Bachelors and Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is on the piano faculty at Brevard Music Festival.

Additional information about Shen is available online at For more information about the music program at Coker College, visit

Release written by media relations coordinator Elizabeth McCarley.


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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