THE ARTIST SESSIONS presents Sean Hickey: West Coast Premieres
The Artist Sessions presents an evening of West Coast premieres by NY-based composer Sean Hickey, whose chamber music has been praised by Gramophone Magazine as "substantive and savvy.... excitable conversation between the instruments." Pianist Lara Downes is joined by special guest Rick Shinozaki, violin
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1970, Sean Hickey's earliest music education began at age 12 with an electric guitar, a Peavey amp, and a stack of Van Halen records, the early ones of course. He studied jazz guitar at Oakland University, later graduating with a degree in composition and theory from Wayne State University. His primary instructors were James Hartway, James Lentini and Leslie Bassett.
Since moving to New York, Sean has pursued further studies with Justin Dello Joio and Gloria Coates. His works include symphonies, concertos for clarinet and cello, two string trios, a string quartet, a flute sonata, a woodwind quintet and trio, several pieces for solo instruments, church as well as orchestral music. He has also composed a film score, and composed the music for a children's play, the latter of which received over 80 performances. Sean is also active as an arranger, contributing arrangements for various artists and ensembles in the pop and jazz music spheres.
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