Sean Kennard


Sean Kennard

“America still produces superb pianists, and one is Sean Kennard,” proclaimed Limelight Magazine in their rave review of Kennard’s debut album. His “moving and musically satisfying [The Strad]” performances and recordings have been acclaimed all over the world for their “exceptional agility, nuance and power [Gramophone],” “powerful and involved music making [The Washington Post],” and “penetrating sense of structure…infectious sense of fun…full of life and sparkle [Fanfare].” Pianist Richard Goode described Kennard as “an extraordinary pianist, one of the most gifted I have ever heard.”

Sean’s accolades include top prizes and audience choice awards in numerous competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), The Vendome Prize (Portugal), Sendai International (Japan), Viña del Mar International (Chile), and Hilton Head International (USA). He has appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestras around the world, and his discography includes highly acclaimed solo and chamber music releases on Naxos, Delos, and Centaur.

Dr. Sean Kennard, a Steinway artist, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he won the institution’s prestigious Sergei Rachmaninoff Award, the Juilliard School, Mannes College, and Yale University. In 2017 he joined the faculty of Stetson University as coordinator of the keyboard division in the School of Music.

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