Sean Hawthorne, cello

Sponsor Sean Hawthorne

Sean Hawthorne has gained international recognition for his achievements as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist and educator. He was appointed as the assistant professor of cello at East Tennessee State University in 2018. He received his DMA from Stony Brook University in 2018, after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from The Juilliard School and a Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. His primary teachers were Richard Aaron, Michel Strauss and Colin Carr.

Sean has enjoyed a far-reaching orchestral career performing with orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and the Residentie Orkest. He served as principal cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra for two years, during which time he was featured twice as a soloist. 

As a chamber musician, Sean has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Dr. Anton Philipszaal, and Casa da Música in Porto.