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Sean Shepherd

 b. 1979Photo credit: Jamie Kingham


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Master of orchestral color and rhythmic complexity * Previously held posts include the Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow at the Cleveland Orchestra, formerly Composer-in-Residence at the Reno Philharmonic * Commissions include the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Claremont Trio * Works performed by New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, among others * Inaugural Kravis Emerging Composer of the New York Philharmonic * Winner of 2009 triennial Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Works by Sean Shepherd include:
Trio (2012) for piano trio
Quartet for Oboe and Strings (2011) for oboe quartet
Wanderlust (2009) for full orchestra
These Particular Circumstances (2009) for sinfonietta orchestra

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Looking Ahead: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival will host the world premiere of Sean Shepherd’s String Quartet No. 2 in August, featuring the Flux Quartet. Also in August, Blue Blazes receives its US West Coast premiere at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

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