Born in Edinburgh in 1992, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and currently with Paolo Pegoraro. In 2012 he became the only solo guitarist selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme and to receive a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
As a soloist Sean has appeared with the Scottish Chamber, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Highlights over the last year have included recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Heidelberger-Fruhling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bath International and Aldeburgh Festivals. Further afield he returned to the Marlboro Summer Music Festival & Academy in the USA.
Engagements during 2016/17 include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Saffron Hall, the Three Palaces Festival in Malta, the Cumnock Tryst, Northern Chords and Newbury Spring Festivals, and a tour of China. He also brings together acoustic and electric guitars, ancient and modern traditions in his new project softLOUD, which premieres at the East Neuk Festival, followed by a week’s residency at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Future plans include debut concerts in Tokyo and Nagoya.
In 2016 Sean was the featured cover disc for BBC Music Magazine and recorded two solo pieces by Sir Maxwell Davies for Linn Records released to critical acclaim. This year he records a solo CD of English Music for Delphian Records due for release in the summer. Sean was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015.