Pianist BYRON SEAN has performed across North America and Europe since beginning piano studies at age 10 in Ohio. He then continued as a full scholarship student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with Anton Nel as his teacher. As a student at Michigan, Mr. Sean was featured on several CD recordings, chamber music recitals, and radio programs, including a live braodcast playing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy on National Public Radio. Other radio spotlights include performances from the Centre d’Arts Orford featured on CBC in Canada. As recitalist, Mr. Sean has performed extensively across the Midwest, including cities such as Cleveland, Chicago, and Detroit, and Ann Arbor. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Mr. Sean continued as a scholarship student at the Royal Academy Music in London, England.
Byron Sean has made solo and chamber music appearances at the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Centre d’Arts Orford in Montreal, the International Keyboard Festival in New York City, and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris as part of the European American musical Alliance. As an accompanist, Mr. Sean has collaborated with critically acclaimed vocalists such as Suzanna Guzman, Alvi Powell, Patricia Prunty, Robert Sims, and Angela M. Brown. Mr. Sean has had coaching from acclaimed pianists such as Sergei Babayan (United States), Christopher Elton (London), Peter Eicher (Germany), Roy Howat (Scotland), Narcis Bonet (France), and Abbey Simon.
Byron Sean holds degress and diplomas from the University of Michigan, the Royal Academy of Music (London), and the Mannes College of Music in New York City. He has currently joinded Classics Abroad and will be featured once again at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris in August of 2006.