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.
NPR's Composer's Datebook celebrates the premiere of the Clarinet Concerto with a special daily feature.
UK monthly magazine, Gramophone, the leading publication dedicated to classical music recordings, reviews A Pacifying Weapon, on Our Recordings.
Germany's premiere classical music review magazine, Klassik Heute, reviews A Pacifying Weapon. Text translation courtesy of Google Translate.
It acts here as observer, but also as metaphor for the speaking of truth to power: the small voice raised against the mighty.
Violinist Jonathan Yi was the winner of the prize for best performance of a newly-commissioned work, two sections of the solo violin suite, Dance Apotheosis, in the Young Artists Competition at the Mondavi Center for the Arts.
Sean Hickey will host a panel at the 2017 Classical Next conference on Friday, May 19th at De Doelen in the heart of Rotterdam. Also on the panel will be Vanessa Reed, CEO of PRS for Music Foundation UK, and Judd Greenstein, composer and co-founder of New Amsterdam Records.
Sean Hickey joins New York Concert Artists (NYCA) as Artistic Advisor in 2016.
California's Mondavi Center for the Arts has commissioned Sean Hickey to compose the competition piece for the 2017 Mondavi Center Young Artists National Competition. The work, titled Dance Apotheosis, will be premiered and performed May 6, 7 and 8, 2017, at the Mondavi Center for the Arts in Davis, California. Info here.