A unique initiative at the 2020 Piano Festival is Piano X. This initiative aims to explore and showcase new voices, new formats, and the new direction the piano can take as a solo and collaborative instrument in today’s live music scene. Headlined by Sean Chen, who will perform an evening recital on Monday, June 15, at the Columbia Art Museum, the initiative will also include workshops and interdisciplinary concerts featuring The Concert Truck.
The ‘X’ in Piano X stands for ‘unknown factor’, the elusive “it” in the art of performance, and it also stands for exploration, experimentation, and excitement. The festival is eager to showcase and support those who find new paths or see the familiar through a different lens.