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Howard Community College Concert Series Presents Guest Artist Piano Recital

Recital to Feature Aristo Sham, First Prize Winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions

At the age of 22, pianist Aristo Sham has already dazzled audiences on five continents in countries ranging from Singapore to Argentina, Slovenia to Morocco, and China to Iceland. On Sunday, March 3, 2019, he will be featured as Howard Community College’s (HCC) Concert Series guest artist, performing works by Beethoven, Rorem, Debussy, and Schumann. 

The concert will take place in the Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), at 4 p.m. Tickets are $27 for general admission, $23 for seniors, and $12 for HCC students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Horowitz Center Box Office at 443-518-1500 or visit Be sure to ask about Early Bird Tickets and Group Rates. 

About Aristo Sham
Hailed by the Washington Post as a young artist with “boundless potential” who can “already hold his own with the best,” pianist Aristo Sham has entertained audiences around the world. In 2009, Aristo was featured in the documentary “The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies,” broadcast in the United Kingdom. Aristo has also performed for royalty and dignitaries such as Prince Charles, the Queen of Belgium, and ex-President Hu of China. He has collaborated with orchestras including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and the Minnesota Orchestra. 

Born in Hong Kong, Aristo was first introduced to piano at the age of three, and joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing arts when he was six. He was a student at Harrow School in the United Kingdom, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics and French, and a MMus in piano performance as a joint program at Harvard University and New England Conservatory. In addition, he travels to Sweden regularly for studies at the Ingesund School of Music with Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist. In his free time, Aristo enjoys traveling, languages, gastronomy, and oenology. 

About the Howard Community College Concert Series 
Now in its 13th season, the HCC Concert Series aims to serve the college and Howard County communities with engaging and uplifting music programs at affordable prices. HCC Concert Series also presents audience’s favorite Baltimore-Metropolitan area musicians on the Faculty Concert Series throughout the season. For more information, visit

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