“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.
In October 2019 I was asked to give a keynote at the WKO - the Austrian Economic Chambers - on creating a more equitable business model for music stakeholders across the supply chain, starting of course with artists. Along with a distinguished group of panelist I contributed to a further discussion.
Basel-based group Trio Eclipse has recorded the work that they commissioned, Tiergarten.