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Argentinean Piano Duo

Dr. Luis Sanchez & Dr. Marcelo Lian

Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m.
at steinway hall - Plano




You are invited to a concert at Steinway Hall - Plano on Saturday, October 12th, for a piano duo recital featuring pianists Dr. Luis Sanchez and Dr. Marcelo Lian. Join us for an evening of great piano music from Argentina, featuring works by Ginastera, Gardel, Donato, Salgan, Guastavino & Piazzolla.


Tres Piezas, Op. 6                                    Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

Dr. Luis Sanchez

Sus ojos se cerraron                                 Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
A media luz                                             Edgardo Donato (1897-1963)
A Don Agustin Bardi                                Horacio Salgan (1916-2016)

Dr. Marcelo Lian

Romance del Plata                                   Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)
Allegro cantabile
Andante cantabile

Por una Cabeza                                       Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
                                                              Arr. Tal Zilber


Tres Romances Argentinos                       Carlos Guastavino
Las Niñas de Santa Fe
Muchacho Jujeño
Baile en Cuyo

Milonga del Angel                                   Astor Piazzolla
Fuga y Misterio                                       Arr. Pablo Ziegler


The Argentinean Piano Duo was created to promote the keyboard music of Argentine Composers. 


About the Artists

Dr. Marcelo Lian

Argentinean-born pianist, Dr. Marcelo Lian has been Prize Winner in several piano competitions as well as recipient of scholarships in his native country and the US. 

Marcelo’s appearances in solo recitals includes presentations at the Teatro Colon during the Martha Argerich Festival in 2002, a recital in California playing on Vladimir Horowitz’ legendary piano, and a Carnegie Weill Hall debut in 1998 thanks to the support and encouragement of his mentor Dr. Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi. In 2013, Marcelo earned his Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the guidance of Dr. Paul Barnes.  Dr. Lian served as Artist-in-Residence at Linfield College (OR), and Visiting Artist at Kansas State University, McPherson College (KS), Nyack College (NY), New England Conservatory (MA), Southwest Baptist University (MO), Wayland Baptist University (TX) amongst others. During summers, Marcelo is on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Dr. Lian founded “Pianists of the Americas”, a new festival in Portland (OR). He also published an article on “Clavier Companion” on a topic related to teaching strategies, which is one of his passions.  Invited by the National University of Litoral, Dr. Lian recently performed and taught masterclasses in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Cordoba) appearing in both solo and chamber music recitals, collaborating with violinist Mason Hangen. Last February, Dr. Lian was a guest artist at the Multipiano Fest, at the National Conservatory of Puerto Rico, where he performed and taught master classes. Upcoming engagements include performances in Texas and New York.

Dr. Luis Sanchez 

For over two decades, pianist Luis Sanchez has maintained an active career as soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher.  He has appeared in concerts in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.  He is currently Associate Professor of Piano and Head of Keyboard Studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Dr. Sanchez joined the Steinway Artist Roster in 2012.

Praised for his artistry, dazzling technique, and inspiring performances, Luis Sanchez has presented recitals and master classes at Steinway Hall in London, Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), Sala delle Muse at the Teatro Petruzzelli (Bari, Italy), Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agnone (Rome, Italy), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), the Grieg Academy (Bergen, Norway), the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway), Hangyang University (Seoul, South Korea), the Piano Concert Series International (Louisiana), and throughout the United States. He has also been featured soloist with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of New Spain (Dallas), Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, and with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble. 

Luis Sanchez enjoys a successful teaching career.  Current and former students have been recipient of prizes at national and state competitions including the Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest, the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, the Muncie Symphony Junior Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical Club Young Artist Competition in San Antonio, The UT Arlington Competition Festival, among others.  Additionally, his students have been accepted at numerous summer programs including Piano Texas, Chautauqua Piano Program, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, International Masterclasses and Festival in Moulin d’Ande (France).  He thoroughly enjoys teaching a diverse group of students from different corners of the United States as well as from Venezuela, Colombia, China, Bulgaria, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Colombia, and South Korea. He has served on several occasions on the artist faculty of Intherharmony International Music Festival in Germany and Italy.   

He has been a frequent presenter at the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention, the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society Conclaves, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and national and regional College Music Society Conferences. Dr. Sanchez has served as an adjudicator for numerous competitions and festivals, including the SAI Piano Competition at the Chautauqua Summer Institution, Musicfest Northwest (Spokane, WA), and Music Teachers National Association, among others.  In 2009 and 2012, he was served as examiner of the International Piano Performance Examination Committee in Taiwan. 

Equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, Dr. Sanchez pursued further studies in fortepiano and XVIII century performance practice with Malcolm Bilson, Andrew Willis, and Liv Glaser (Oslo, Norway).   In 2012, he was commissioned to write an article on Phil Belt (American builder of fortepianos) for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and Early Music America.

In 2012, he was recipient of the Junior Faculty Research Award and the Provost Research Award at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  In addition to several career grants and an American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, he has received numerous awards, including the Jrimian Young Artist Competition, Centro de Estudios Pianísticos Auditions, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, Ball State University Concerto Competition, and Indiana Music Teachers Association.  Born in Argentina, Dr. Sanchez holds degrees from the National Conservatory of Music “Carlos López Buchardo” and Ball State University.  His teachers include Ana Litovsky-Grunwald, Graciela Beretervide, Robert Palmer, and Rebecca Penneys.   

Dr. Sanchez’s CD “A Piano Recital” is available on,, and can be downloaded on ITunes.  For additional information and engagements, follow him on Facebook and Twitter or visit


Please join us for a memorable performance presented free of charge. For more information or to reserve your seats, call 972.403.1853 or RSVP online.

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