Sean Chen Duluth MN

A Four Performance Concert Series From The World’s Premier Young Classical Artists

Hosted In Duluth, MN

Matinee Musicale’s 116th Season

For more than a century, Matinee Musicale has faithfully promoted the culture of musical art and fostered musical improvement of its members and area students, elementary school to college. Matinee Musicale provides musical programs to conduct artistic, cultural, educational, and charitable activities. Our concert season consists of four performances of young, rising artists.


Sean Chen

October 6, 2015

Chen won third prize at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, making him the first American to reach the finals since 1997. That year he also won the American Pianists Association’s Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship. In 2015, he won the prestigious $100,000 Annenberg Fellowship Fund. The award is granted to artists deemed especially talented and on the verge of a professional breakthrough.

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Tempest Trio

November 10, 2015

Combining technical mastery, expressive depth, and performance experience, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled have formed one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. Each virtuoso member of the ensemble has a successful solo career; together they bring vitality to the concert stage with their dynamic musical interplay and collaborative spirt.

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The Dotys

February 23, 2016

Born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, Karl Doty has become one of the most versatile bassists of his generation. Liesl has performed across North America and Europe, appearing at major venues including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, and as a soloist with several orchestras in the United States.

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Artymiw-Keefe-Smith Trio with Osmo Vänskä

March 29, 2015

Composed of three dynamic and highly esteemed artists—Lydia Artymiw, Erin Keefe and Wilhelmina Smith—the Artymiw-Keefe-Smith Piano Trio combines a shared musical heritage from the Marlboro Music Festival and a love of performing great masterworks. Presenting Beethoven, Schoenfield and Brahms. Minnesota Orchestra maestro Osmo Vänskä trades his baton for his clarinet to perform with the trio.

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Our Sponsors


Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund


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