SEAN SHIBE guitar
Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series
SEAN SHIBE guitar
(current senior award winner)
Dowland Forlorn Hope
Dowland Fantasia 1A
Walton 5 Bagatelles for guitar (1971)
Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70
Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of Scottish and Japanese heritage, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and currently with the inspirational Paolo Pegoraro in Italy.
In 2012 he became the first guitarist selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and the only solo guitarist to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015.
Over the last year Sean has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Heidelberger-Fruhling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bath International, Cambridge Summer and Aldeburgh Festivals. He returned to the Marlboro Summer Music Festival & Academy in the USA (on the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida), recorded solo works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for Linn Records as part of a Scottish Chamber Orchestra disc, and was the featured cover disc for BBC Music Magazine.
Future engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, the East Neuk Festival, 3 Palaces Festival in Malta and Saffron Hall. He appears as soloist with the Scottish Ensemble at The Cumnock Tryst and records a CD of English Music for Delphian.
As a concerto soloist Sean has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Symphony Orchestras performing Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez and Gentilhombre, the Malcolm Arnold and Villa Lobos Concertos, and recording Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream.
Drawn to chamber music and song Sean has collaborated with the BBC Singers, Danish String Quartet, cellist Isang Enders, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and singers Ben Johnson, Robert Murray and Robert Tritschler.
His awards include the Royal Overseas League First Prize and Gold Medal (2011), Ivor Mairants Guitar Award (2009), a Dewar Arts and D’Addarrio endorsement. He is grateful for support from the Hattori Foundation.
Thursday 17 November 2016
Tickets £15 each (including a pre-concert drink, and light refreshments after the recital)