New York-based Sean O’Boyle AM is a professional musician with a lifetime experience as a performer, conductor, composer, producer and  musical director.  Working with the ABC, Sean has  made more  than  100 CD recordings in many genres with leading musicians and arts companies. Sean has also conducted recordings and concerts with many  leading Australian and  international orchestras. His compositions have been performed and/or recorded by all the major Australian orchestras; by European Orchestras including  Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and  BBC Concert Orchestra and by North American orchestras including  the Dallas,  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and  the Cincinnati  Pops Orchestra. Sean is best known for some of the most  exciting orchestral collaborations to link contemporary artists with the great  traditions of the symphony orchestra. He is somewhat of an autodidact, as he did not formally train in his chosen field, but rather gleaned experiences and life-long learning with his enquiring mind and  dogged determination. After attending BGS from 1976  to 1978,  he left at the end  of Year 9 to join the Australian Army Band  Corps and then,  after ten years, joined Victoria Police  to explore new possibilities with the Victorian Police  Bands. Sean was  part of the team responsible for establishing the popular police performance band Code One. After working in the 90s  as the Music Director for Warner Bros responsible for all the music  at the Queensland Theme Parks, Sean began a long collaboration with the Australian Symphony Orchestra network  as conductor, composer and  arranger. In 2000,  Sean composed ABC’s Olympic theme for use during the Sydney Games, and  he also  performed for the 2002  Commonwealth Games and  the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 2002,  Sean was  featured at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting  (CHOGM) where his compositions were  performed for Queen Elizabeth II. In 2009  Sean wrote and  arranged music  for The Ashes – the greatest cricketing  event in the world. Sean has  a keen interest in the music  of indigenous Australians and  in 2000  this took him to the Gulf of Carpentaria producing The Gulf Song, a collaborative performance piece with local indigenous children. Around 2006  he collaborated with didgeridoo maestro, William Barton,  in composing his Concerto for Didgeridoo and  Orchestra. This concerto was  ranked 32 in the ABC Classic FM ‘The Classic 100 Concertos’. It was  ranked 87 in the 2011 ABC ‘Classic  100 20th Century’.

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