Sean Quirk is the manager, producer and interpreter for the Tuvan throat singing group Alash. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA), Quirk developed a passion for Tuvan music after hearing a Huun-Huur-Tu CD while he was a student at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (USA). He began studying xoomei and won a Fulbright fellowship to continue his studies in Tuva in 2003, where he met Alash. He sometimes joins the group in encores at their performances, and he is a member of the Tuvan National Orchestra. He now makes his home in Tuva.