Sean Kennard has won top prizes in the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium), the International Music Competition of Viña del Mar (Chile), the Vendome International Piano Competition (Portugal), the Sendai International Music Competition (Japan), the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (USA), the National Chopin Competition, the Iowa Piano Competition, the American Pianists Association, and the International Chopin Competition of the Pacific.
Kennard has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as Japan’s NHK Chamber Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Belgique and Orchestre Royal de Chambre in Belgium, the German Chamber Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo, Sinfonia Perugina, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the orchestras of Charleston, Sioux City, and Honolulu.
Sean received a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2004. In his final year at Curtis, he won their Sergei Rachmaninoff Award, given to one graduating pianist each year. He continued with Enrique Graf and later received a Master of Music from the Juilliard School, working with Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald. Currently he is in the studio of Richard Goode at Mannes College.
|PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE|
|Lowell Liebermann||Sonata No. 3, op. 82|
|Inquieto esitante – Con tutta forza|
|Adagio con molto rubato|
|Allegro – Adagio – Presto|
|Frédéric Chopin||Ballade in G Minor, op. 23|
|PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO|
|Ludwig van Beethoven||Sonata No. 16 in G Major, op. 31, no. 1|
|Rondo – Allegretto|
|Hector Villa-lobos||Chôros No. 5|
|Camille Saint-Saëns/Horowitz||Danse macabre|
|Preludes, op. 28|
|Igor Stravinsky||Trois mouvements de Petrouchka|
|La semaine grasse|
|Sergei Prokofiev||Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26|