Pianist Jean-David Coen,Artist in Residence at Willamette University In Oregon has studied and holds degrees from the Paris Conservatory Juilliard,and Yale, finishing with his Doctorate from the University of Southern California. He worked with significant masters representing each of the 3 great and most essential pianistic traditions , the : German , Russian, and French "schools" of interpretation and technique. These great artists included Adele Marcus,Jeanne-Marie Darre ,Claude Frank, Sacha Gorodnitzki and John Perry Jean-David began concertizing with orchestra when he was 9, and by 17 had performed both Tchaikovsky and Brahms' first piano concertos. He has played around the world, with orchestras like the Los Angeles Philharmonic , in Tanglewood , and the Oregon Bach Festival . Completing a circle started with his performance of the Chopin G minor ballade at the age of 12 in the famous tent at the Aspen Music Festival and School , Coen became a member of the Piano and Chamber Music faculty there ; his tenure lasting 24 years where he performed several times every year with numerous distinguished faculty colleagues,performed several piano concertos , participated in the world premiere of new compositions , judged over 30 concerto competitions, and his 2008 performance of the Diabelli variations concluded the festival's presentation of the entire cycle of Beethoven's piano works. While on the faculty he worked with numerous extraordinary young talents such as Greg Anderson and Yuja Wang for the preparation of their concerto competition victories. His solo and ensemble performances have been heard on NPR's "Performance Today",KUSC , and WQXR in New York . He has been a Visiting Professor of Piano at the Sheppard School Of Music at USC in addition to serving on the faculty of the Colburn Summer Academy, and the Duxbury Summer Festival of Music,During the summers he performs frequently at the Chintimini Festival in Oregon, and is part of the of the faculty of the Peng Piano Academy in Palo Alto , California , the Beverly Hills International Festival of music, and the John Perry Academy of Music. This season in addition to performing with violinist Anthea Kreston he will premiere a new work by Caroline Shaw.