2020 Fall Benefit: Adryn Sumner Performance

2020 Fall Benefit: Adryn Sumner Performance

Adryn Sumner was the featured musical performer for the 2020 MVHM Fall Benefit. She played and discussed selected piano pieces known in the Gilded Age in honor of CDA’s founding 130 years ago.


About Adryn Sumner:

Adryn began studying piano at the age of four, performing her first concerto with the Seattle Symphony at eleven. She attended the prestigious Interlochen Academy and later the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was selected as the first ever Piano Performance Minor to win the Best Pianist of the Year award.

Highlights of Adryn’s time living in Los Angeles include working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performing as the first featured artist of the Los Angeles Living Room Series concert and DVD collection, and helping to found the piano division of the Music for Healing program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Adryn’s performances have also been widely featured in movie and television soundtracks.

Adryn travels the country performing Lit Classical, a popular new concert series with an interactive component designed to significantly enrich the listening experience with the “human experience” behind classical music. She now resides in Historic Downtown Charleston, with her husband and seven year-old son, and is proud to be First Vice President of CDA’s Chapter XXXI South Carolina.


Watch the performance here:

For full-screen viewing (recommended): After pressing the center play button, click on the white box in the bottom right corner.