“An exciting composer of the new American generation” (New York Times), and a “vital taste of the future” (Boston Globe), Sean Shepherd has earned wide acclaim and commissions from major ensembles and performers across the US and Europe. His music has been commissioned and performed by the BBC, Chicago, Helsinki, Minnesota, Montréal, National, New World symphony orchestras, radio orchestras in Austria, France, and Germany, and by ensembles including Ensemble intercontemporain, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. After serving as the Cleveland Orchestra’s Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow and composer-in-residence of his hometown Reno Philharmonic, Shepherd was named the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Kravis Emerging Composer in 2012. Shepherd’s work Express Abstractionism, co-commissioned by the Boston Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras, led by Andris Nelsons, was released on disk by the BSO in 2019. He lives in New York and Pittsburgh with his husband and son.
IDRS 50 for 50 Commissioning Project - 2021 Commissions
Open to the public – Purchase Tickets (Ticket included with conference registration.) Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon; Peter Cooper, oboe; Carpe Diem String Quartet Out of the Depths, Sextet for Oboe, Bassoon and String Quartet (2021) – Korine Fujiwara 1. De Profundis 2. Sway 3. Among the Winds at Play 4. Passacaglia (for J) IDRS 50 for […]