Sean is lifelong Alaskan who grew up in Eagle River and is currently an undergraduate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks working towards a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance. His love for music began with his grandparents, notable Anchorage musicians and music educators Art and Eleanor Braendel. He spent his childhood playing in school orchestra programs and the Anchorage Youth Symphony.
Since then, Sean has had the pleasure of performing as soloist and principal cellist of the Northern Lights String Orchestra and as a member of Opera Fairbanks and the Fairbanks Symphony and Arctic Chamber Orchestras under the direction Dr. Eduard Zilberkant.
Notable teachers and cellists Sean has worked with include: Arthur Braendel, Linda Ottum, Karl Knapp, and members of the Cypress quartet.