Chopin Piano Festival Returns

September 18, 2017



Want to experience quality talent with friends or plan a memorable family outing?

Go check out the annual El Paso Chopin Piano Festival which will feature three world renowned pianists.

They will be presenting their sharp skills by performing songs from composer Frederick Chopin.



Photos Courtesy  Joyce Whiteside

Ning An will be performing on September 23.



The free concerts, which are open to the public for ages six and up, will be performed by Ning An (Sept. 23), Mei-Ting Sun (Oct. 7) and Lucy Scarbrough (Oct. 21). 



All concerts will be held at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater beginning at 7 p.m. 

“We are here to promote the good and only bring the best in the world.” Lucy Scarbrough, director of The El Paso Chopin Piano Festival, said. 

Ning An first studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music and later  studied at the New England Conservatory of Music.


 He has multiple awards from the Paloma O’Shea Santander, Tivoli International Piano Competition and first place in the American National Chopin Piano.

Ning An played with the Cleveland Orchestra and has travelled the world sharing his talent.


Mei-Ting Sun has his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Juilliard.



Lucy Scarbrough will be 
performing on October 21



He began performing his music at the Spring of Shanghai Festival at the unusually young age of five. 

He has played his music all around the world and has won numerous awards throughout his career.


He currently educates Masters’ students in classical music theory. Lucy Scarbrough has been playing since she was five years old.

“I came from a family of musicians who always encouraged me to play. I was about 11 to 12 years old when I first heard of Frederick Chopin, he inspired me to start playing professionally,” Scarbrough said. 

She explained how the first Chopin Piano Festival started. 

“It started with a thought of how I wanted to help in the arts,” Scarbrough said.



She’s currently a teacher at El Paso Community College and Founder-and-Artistic Director at The El Paso Chopin Music.

She also studied with Sylvio Scionti and Maurice Lichtman. Scarbrough also had the honor of getting inducted into the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame. 



Mei -Ting Sun will be 
performing on October 7.


“Salute to the Arts” is a gift our community needs in order to keep classical music thriving. 
It is a nonprofit organization and donations are highly appreciated.

Take the opportunity this fall to hear three highly-skilled pianists who have performed around the world. 


One doesn’t need to be an expert to truly appreciate remarkable talent that these three have to offer.


It’s no surprise that seats tend to fill up quickly.

So it’s recommended to show up at least 30 minutes early.

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