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Sean-David Cunningham


Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Sean-David Cunningham began playing the violin at the early age of four. He holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Violaine Melancon. Mr. Cunningham attended The Schulich School of Music of McGill University, under the tutelage of Mark Fewer, where he pursued his Master in Chamber Music.

He is a member of The Indigone Trio & Strings. This innovative ensemble has toured the U.S. and Canada to promoting their newly released CD “Cycles.” In the summer of 2008, Mr. Cunningham attended the Annual International Chamber Music Festival in Kirchberg, Germany where he played with prestigious musicians from around the world. His additional musical performances include: performances with Baltimore’s Soulful Symphony under the direction of Darin Atwater, and performance master classes held by Pinchas Zuckerman, Yehanatan Berick (University of Michigan), and Regis Pasquier (Paris Conservatory).

Some of his many achievements include: The Melissa Tiller Memorial Prize, Peabody Institute, 2007, The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Achievement Award, The Van Leir scholarship, at The Third Street Music School, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Musicians Concert at Alice Tully Hall, April 2003, 2002 and The 2001 Pepsi Essence Youth Award in the instrumental category.