Sean Hickey reviewing score
‘Substantive and Savvy’ -Gramophone Magazine
Sean Hickey is an American composer who’s unique post-modern voice stems from wildly different music from Zappa to Stravinsky.
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Sean Hickey

“If there were a contest for hardest working man in New Music, my choice for a winner would be Sean Hickey.”
– Sequenza 21

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1970, Sean Hickey’s earliest music education began at age 12 with an electric guitar, a Peavey amp, and a stack of Van Halen records, the early ones of course. He studied jazz guitar at Oakland University, later graduating with a degree in composition and theory from Wayne State University. His works include a symphony (‘Olympus Mons’), concertos for clarinet, cello, recorder and mandolin, two string trios, a string quartet, a flute sonata, a woodwind quintet, several chamber works, numerous pieces for solo instruments, choral, theater and orchestral music.

Recent News

  • An interview with composer Sean Hickey

    Joshua Cheek speaks with the composer on his work





  • World premiere recording of Lunula

    Edna Michell's "The Compassion Project" is now released on Innova Recordings. Comprised of dozens of world premiere works from the likes of Xenakis, Saariaho, Tavener, Henze, Ruders, Glass, Reich, Berio and many others, Lunula was set down by two stellar musicians, flutist Tara O'Connor and english hornist Claire Brazeau.

Recent Events

Recent Recordings

CD premiere of A Pacifying Weapon
Toccata Classics releases the world premiere of Single Malt
A Pacifying Weapon album cover
El Aleph cover
Cursive album cover
Concertos album cover
Art of the Cello album cover
Left at the Fork in the Road album cover