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Sean Shepherd (Jamie Kingham)

Sean Shepherd

Composer Sean Shepherd's "kaleidoscopic use of orchestral color" (The New York Times) has earned him admiration and recognition across the US and Europe. His recent works are scheduled for performances at the New World, BBC, and National symphonies, at festivals in Aldeburgh, Santa Fe, and La Jolla, and with chamber ensembles such as the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin and Amsterdam's Asko|Schönberg Ensemble. As the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow of the Cleveland Orchestra for two consecutive seasons (beginning in 2011 and ending in 2013), he participates in rehearsals, master classes, and educational activities in the Northeast Ohio community, takes part in the orchestra's Miami residency, and will compose a new work that will be premiered during the Cleveland Orchestra's second season of his tenure. Shepherd will also continue his post as the first-ever Composer in Residence of the Reno Philharmonic, his hometown orchestra, which is performing two new works by the composer under Music Director Laura Jackson.