Winter Concert featuring pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Central Bucks High School South
1100 Folly Road
Warrington, PA 18976
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Sebastian Grand, conductor
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, piano
Sebastian Grand, conductor
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb “Romantic”
Gary S. Fagin, conductor
Tickets: General Admission $18, Seniors $15, Students Free
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Piano
With performances that have been described as poetic and electrifying, with masterful technique and exquisite lyricism, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner is a gifted virtuoso who has captivated audiences on five continents. Selected a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded to highlight the most promising American pianists of the new generation, his multi-faceted artistry has been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN International, the Wall Street Journal, and WDR-Arte.
Mr. Sanchez-Werner’s recent international performances include The Royal Concertgebouw in the Netherlands, as well as performances in Abu Dhabi, France, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and at prestigious festivals throughout Europe and North America. In the United States, he has frequently concertized at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center in New York, and the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Sanchez-Werner has performed at the White House for President Obama, and for President Peña Nieto of Mexico, Prime Minister Peres of Israel, and President Kagame of Rwanda. He was awarded a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts’ YoungArts gold medal in music and received the Atlantic Council Young Global Citizen Award recognizing his dedication to social action through music. On UN World Day for Cultural Diversity, he played with the Iraqi National Symphony in Baghdad, raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Hospital. In Rwanda, he performed for economic leaders and President Kagame as Rwandans continue rebuilding from the Tutsi genocide. In Paris, he performed at the U.S. Embassy for a special event honoring the visit of the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Muslim Communities. General David Petraeus has commended Mr. Sanchez-Werner’s “courageous humanitarian contributions through the arts…strengthening the ties that unite our nations.”
A California native, Mr. Sanchez-Werner began his first college degree at age 5, and at age 6 began performing regularly with orchestras. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard, where he was awarded the Kovner Fellowship, won the concerto competition, and was the youngest admittee to each program at ages 14 and 18, respectively. He received an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he was awarded the Charles S. Miller Prize.