CofC Logo

Paul Sánchez, Artistic Director

PianoPaul

Praised as “a great artist” (José Feghali, 2013) and for his “virtuosity and poetry” (Vladimir Leyetchkiss,
2013), and appreciated for “his ability to create uniquely evocative atmospheres,” the “irresistible
inevitability in his timing... his original and thoughtful interpretations, full of expressive power and
poignancy,“ (Adam Golka, 2012), pianist Paul Tuntland Sánchez has concertized in North America and
Europe, has appeared on CBS national television, and is an active recording artist. His most recent CD
release, Steal Away (Yellow Einstein Records, 2014), features music of Shawn Okpebholo in collaboration
with vocalists Will Liverman and J’nai Bridges.
Sánchez is the only American concert pianist to have earned a Master of Spanish Music degree under
the legendary Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. His research in Spain as a Fulbright Fellow from 2005–
2007 led to the release of a CD recording entitled España: Piano Music of Spain from the 19th and 20th
Centuries (Mundo Arts, 2006). His most recent solo album, Paul Sánchez: In Recital (Athyr Records,
2012), features music by Mompou, Soler, Schumann, and Liszt. An avid composer himself, his music will
be featured in two CD releases set for 2016 on the Soundset and Albany labels.
Dr. Sánchez is Director of Piano Studies and Director of the International Piano Series at the College of
Charleston in South Carolina. He has also taught at the Baylor University School of Music and at the
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Sánchez is a frequent adjudicator in piano competitions
throughout the United States. In 2006, he co-founded the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, which
has since served thousands of listeners and students.
Sánchez studied with Tamás Ungár at Texas Christian University, and with Douglas Humpherys at the
Eastman School of Muisc, where he completed his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.
Sánchez is a New Piano Collective artist.