Sunday, 17 February 2019

3.00pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Sean Shibe Guitar

Villa Lobos

Etude 8, Preludes 3 and 4


BWV 997

Scottish Lute Suites


BWV998 Prelude Fuga Allegro

Winner 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artiist Award

This is Sean’s second appearance in Kelso  - the first a snow beleaguered day at the end of March  when he gave an amazing performance to a very small audience.   Since then he has become one of the leading guitarists of his generation.  He will be performing again at the East Neuk Festival this summer.

Born in Edinburgh, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and with Paolo Pegoraro in Italy. At the age of 20 he became the first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and the only solo guitarist to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

In 2017 Sean Shibe’s debut solo album release on Delphian Records was met with critical acclaim and won him a nomination in the BBC Music Magazine ‘Instrumental Award’ category. Dreams and Fancies is a recording that explores the fruits of Julian Bream’s history of commissioning in the 20th Century alongside music by Dowland. It was named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone as well as BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Choice.

Mesmerising... Shibe brings an electrifyingly discursive quality ... balanced by an even-tempered yet intensely reflective grace.
Gramophone Magazine, Editor’s Choice
This is the best solo guitar disc I've heard. That it comes from a soloist in his twenties makes it all the more astounding ... Remarkable stuff, and the range of colours which Shibe draws from just six strings is extraordinary.
The Arts Desk

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