Our Readers' Opinions
July 1, 2016
Gifted Vincentian pianist deserves high praise

Editor: Thanks to Sean Sutherland for providing such a feeling of love, pride, contentment and satisfaction. He is amazing and Vincentians everywhere are beaming, whether they know him personally or not. His reaching the semi-finals of the 2016 Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition is to be highly lauded. Non-Vincentians, too, have been complimentary, and rightly so.{{more}}

I am sharing some of what has been said about him:

“Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pianist and his work. I am so impressed!

He was elegant in all his moves, I loved his pause before beginning and then the space he gave to us between pieces was important and meaningful. You all must be so proud of him and surely we will be hearing from him again. It was so pleasant to settle down and listen and watch great music. He communicated so well with the piano and with us.

In the stratosphere of GREATNESS, I am unable to distinguish mere Greatness from Supreme Greatness. At any rate, I would treasure the opportunity to listen to Sean anytime anywhere.

Sean, obviously, has prodigious talent.”

We congratulate Sean on his outstanding accomplishment and wish him all the best in the future.

Cheryl Phills King.