Sean graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Major in Jazz Piano. He also holds a graduate certificate in Arts Administration from Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Arts in Jazz Performance from the Leeds College of Music UK. In 2009 he was the APRA Professional Development award winner Jazz and is also a multiple winner of Queensland’s QSong Jazz Award in 2008 & 2006.
He has been the recipient of the prestigious Brisbane City Councils Lord Mayor’s Artist Fellowship in 2007 which together with funding from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust enabled him to complete his MA studying with artists such as John Taylor, Lars Jansson, Tord Gustavsen and Matthew Bourne around Britain and Europe.
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“Foran's piano moves in a fluent timelessness using restraint and subtlety” -
“Foran's compositions are always interesting using restraint and intricate
subtlety, incorporating classical ideas into a jazz-format” - The Australian
“Lyrical expression in the manner of pianists John Taylor or Bobo Stenson” - BBC
“a gifted pianist with abundant ideas and the technique to go with them - Irish