2013 Cliburn Third-Prize Winner
Preliminary Round I Recital
webcast live from Bass Performance Hall on May 26, 2013

BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BMV 816
BARTOK Three Etudes, op. 18
CHOPIN Three Mazurkas, op. 59
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 5, op. 53

Sean has built a multi-faceted career as performer, composer, and educator. In performances worldwide, he often includes his lauded transcriptions of orchestral works, including Ravel’s La Valse and Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, as well as encore improvisations which been called “genuinely brilliant.” With his natural inclination for teaching and approachable personality, he is also in demand for master classes, juries for notable piano contests, and artist residencies. He currently lives in Kansas City, where he is artist in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Sean and his wife Betty, a violinist with the Kansas City Symphony, welcomed a baby girl into the family last summer.