Sean Quinn is an emerging composer based in Melbourne, Australia. Sean attended St Kevin’s College, Toorak, at which he was a distinguished musician, achieving the prize for Music Performance three years in a row (2016-2018), and having his works performed by various large scale ensembles during his last three years at the college. Sean’s work, Angler – for Strings and Percussion (2018), was performed during the VCAA Top Sound and Top Class series, and was the largest scale work to be performed in the history of this event.
Now studying a Bachelor of Music, Sean hopes to refine his skills both as a composer and performer in chamber settings. His works have been planned to receive premieres in the latter part of 2019, by groups such as Enyato Duo and Allotropy String Quartet, and others from international groups from New York and Munich. His long term projects include a newly commissioned Violin Concerto (2020) and a collection of chamber works for various instrumentalists. He has also been featured on the June playlist for the Australian Music stream ‘Making Waves’ with his own performance of his work Frequency Fables (2019).
“I see music as an opportunity to explore one’s creativity and imagination. The notes on the page, even in some of the earliest music, are a guide to the contour of it. Most musicians are drawn to the belief in playing exactly what is on the page. But this is more harmful than helpful for building one’s musicality; the use of music as a vehicle for expression rather than a means to an end.” – Sean Quinn