Sean Sutherland to perform in Trinidad
Local Vibes
May 31, 2011
Sean Sutherland to perform in Trinidad

Vincentian pianist Sean Sutherland will join the National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) in its performance of Piano Concerto No 1 in B Flat Minor, Op 23 by Pytor Tchaikovsky,{{more}} on June 4 and 5, at the Lord Kitchener Auditorium of the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sean has performed as a soloist and accompanist throughout the Caribbean, in the US, and in Canada, where he now resides.

Sean began his musical studies with Lois Williams. After progressing through both the theory and piano practical graded examinations of the Royal Schools of Music (London, UK), Sean was offered a scholarship to study in the UK at age 15. Having then not yet completed secondary school, Sean chose to complete his high school education and was subsequently accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

At MIT, Sean studied both engineering and music at the undergraduate level and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Engineering. During that time, he studied piano with Heng-Jin Park and Jerome Rose. He later studied with Patria Zander of the New England Conservatory before returning to the Caribbean in 2004. During his time in the Caribbean, Sean was associated with many musical endeavours. He was musical director of the Rhythmix Steel Orchestra of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and arranged music for an all-classical recital called “Ivory and Steel.” In August 2009,

Sean also performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the National Sinfornia Orchestra of Trinidad.

“I’m delighted that Sean Sutherland will join the orchestra for our performance of the concerto,” said Musical Director Jessel Murray. “This concert is an important one for the National Steel Symphony Orchestra and it will be a fabulous opportunity for young musicians to perform side-by-side with professionals like Sean.”

“We are proud to be able to offer a concert with such musical variety,” said Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism in Trinidad, Winston Peters. “There is a lot of extraordinary talent in the National Steel Symphony Orchestra and this concert provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the skill and expertise of our Steel Symphony.” The National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) was formed in December 2007 and is administered by the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism.