The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and masterclasses featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Led by nonagenarian and IPF Founder Abbey Simon, this dynamic weekend of pianism features Russian virtuoso Alexander Kobrin and charismatic rising star Sean Chen, our 2019 Discovery Artist. RecitalsJanuary 31, 7: 30 p.m. – Sean ChenChopin: Tarantelle, Etude Op. 25/7; Scriabin: Nocturne; Chopin-Godowsky: Etude, Op. 10/12; Chopin-Liszt: 6 Chants Polonais, S. 480; Chopin: Mazurkas, Op. 63; Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22February 1, 7:30 p.m. – Abbey SimonSchumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12; Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1; works by Chopin and RavelFebruary 2, 7:30 p.m. – Alexander KobrinSchubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894; Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 MasterclassesFebruary 1, 3 p.m. – Alexander Kobrin February 2, 9 a.m. – Sean ChenFebruary 2, 2:30 p.m. – Abbey SimonLearn more and view the full schedule of events at uh.edu/pianofestival.