Deutsche Bank Fellow - Class of Spring 2008
Composer and conductor Sean Shepherd’s music has been performed at venues such as Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Library of Congress, the Aspen Music Festival, and in London and Geneva. Recent performances include those on the Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles and with the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as a New York Youth Symphony-commissioned premiere at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. He is a first-prize winner in the 2005 international Lutoslawski Award and recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and as conductor he has presented new work by contemporary composers, as well as his own, in many venues. A graduate of Juilliard and Indiana University, he did his doctoral work at Cornell University.
American Academy Project
A Wyoming Opera
While in residence at the American Academy in Berlin, Shepherd will focus on "A Wyoming Opera," adapted from a short story by American writer Annie Proulx.
The Scharoun Ensemble presents a portrait-in-progress of the gifted young American composer Sean Shepherd, currently the Deutsche Bank Fellow and in-house composer at the American Academy in Berlin, including the premiere of an octet newly composed for the virtuoso group. Trained at The Juilliard School, Cornell University, and Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts - the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra - 28 year-old Shepherd presents his recent works from 2005 onward. »