Sean Kennard
United States of America, °1984
 
PIANO 2013 : Laureate
Sean Kennard began his studies at the Curtis Institute and continued them at the College of Charleston, under Enrique Graf, before going on to advanced studies at the Juilliard School under Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald. He is currently working with Richard Goode. He has won many prizes at international competitions such as the Vendome, Sendai, and Hilton Head, including the 1st Prize at the Luis Sigall International Competition in Viña del Mar (Chile, 2007). He has performed as a soloist with the Deutsches Kammerorchester, the NHK Chamber Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic, the Morocco Philharmonic, the Montevideo Philharmonic, the Yamagata Symphony, the Kyushu Symphony, Sinfonia Perugina, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Teachers

Ellen Masaki (1995-1998), Eleanor Sokoloff (1998-2004), Enrique Graf (2004-2010), Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal (2010-2012), Richard Goode (2012-present)

Degrees

Bachelor of Music - Curtis Institute of Music (2004), Artist Certificate - College of Charleston (2010), Master of Music - Juilliard School (2012)
Video
Final 2013 : Sean Kennard
Semi-final 2013: Sean Kennard - recital
Semi-final 2013: Sean Kennard - concerto
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Programme
Final (01/06/2013)
Joseph Haydn Sonata in C major Hob. XVI:48
Michel Petrossian In the Wake of Ea
Johannes Brahms Concerto n. 1 in D minor op. 15
Sean Kennard, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (18/05/2013)

Franz Schubert Impromptu in G flat major D 899/3
Franz Schubert Impromptu in A flat major D 899/4
Fryderyk Chopin Ballade n. 1 in G minor op. 23
Frederic Rzewski Dream
Igor Stravinsky Three movements from Petrushka
Sean Kennard, piano

Concerto (15/05/2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 9 in E flat major KV 271
Sean Kennard, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (11/05/2013)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue n. 3 in C sharp major BWV 848
Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro vivace (Sonata n. 16 in G major op. 31/1)
Franz Liszt Etude d'exécution transcendante n. 5 "Feux follets"
Vladimir Horowitz Danse macabre (after C. Saint-Saëns & F. Liszt)
Sean Kennard, piano
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