BIOGRAPHY

As of January 2010

American harpsichordist, organist, and composer Sean Price has recently come into higher view as one of the most promising young musicians of his generation. He started playing the piano at the age of 3 and soon developed a love for the organ.  Mr. Price’s past teachers include Arlene Cathcart, Brenda Arnold Day, Diane Meredith Belcher, Eugene Roan, Ken Cowan, Dr. Kathleen Scheide, Dr. Matthew Lewis, Bruce Neswick, Dr. Joel Phillips and Dr. Stefan Young. Mr. Price graduated in 2011 from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ with a Master’s degree in Composition. He also graduated in 2008 from Westminster with a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music and Organ. While a student at Westminster, Mr. Price developed a passion for Early Music, more specifically the harpsichord. Following his graduate studies, he took private harpsichord lessons with Lionel Party at The Juilliard School in New York City. He plans to continue his studies by pursing post-graduate studies, focusing on early music.  Mr. Price has performed annually with the world-renowned Westminster Concert Bell Choir and has concertized in over 37 states. He has also performed with major orchestras and has collaborated with such notables as Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Christoph Eschenbach, just to name a few. As a solo and continuo artist, he enjoys performing works from the Middle Ages to the present. His continuo realizations on both organ and harpsichord have been met with critical acclaim and as of recently, he has been in high demand as a continuo player. His playing has be seen on local television access channels and in 2012, was featured on 89.1 F.M. WWFM, The Classical Network in an interview with radio host, Rachel Katz on her program, “A Tempo”.   As a composer, Mr. Price composes very melodic and tonal works for chamber musicians, piano, organ, harpsichord, and handbells.  As a scholar of early music, more specifically the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mr. Price has enjoyed the pleasure of working with Ton Koopman and Robin A. Leaver, specializing in the performance implications and instrumental delivery of Bach’s sacred and secular cantatas. Mr. Price has completed an article arguing Bach’s religious implications of the recently discovered aria, Alles mit Gott und nichts Ohn Ihn, BWV 1127. In addition, he has completed other articles on the falling-fifths sequence in the nineteenth-century symphony as well as the pedagogy of early music in American conservatories. Mr. Price remains an active concert and church musician residing in Montclair, NJ.



Sean has performed in masterclasses with the following:

Diane Bish

Justin Bischof                                                                                         

Stefan Engels

Paul Jacobs

Martin Jean

Joyce Jones                                                                                                         

Marilyn Keiser

Ton Koopman                                                                                               

Otto Krämer

Bruce Neswick                                                                                               

Stephen Tharp                                                                           

Sophie Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin