Soloist and modern music proponent, Sean Riley has given performances this year throughout the United States and Europe. His most recent engagements have been as a featured soloist in the “Infernal Dance: Inside the World of Bartok” Series in collaboration with the London Philharmonia and the Royal College of Music, The Sala Maria Cristina in Spain, Teatro all’Antica in Italy, the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, and the Instituto Cervantes presented by New York radio station WQXR,. Internationally, he has given performances in the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Korea, China, and the United States.
As an active performer of modern music, Riley was concertmaster of the New Perspectives Ensemble in London and the New Juilliard Ensemble in NYC. He premiered works with the Continuum Ensemble for the “Intersections” Series at Harvard, he performed at the Summer Garden Series presented by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery in Washington DC.
Recently he has attended such festivals as Kneisel Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Innsbrook, Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, Cassalmaggiore in Italy, and Astona International in Switzerland. His teachers include Radu Blidar, Kyung-Wha Chung, Hyo Kang, Roland and Almita Vamos. Riley holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School in Violin Performance and will be receiving an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music in 2012.