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Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe (Guitar)

Born: 1992, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nationality: Scotland

Artist's website:

Sean Shibe is a classical and electric guitarist from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is of English and Japanese ancestry. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (and was the youngest student to enter the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and with Italian guitarist Paolo Pegoraro. He is frequently referred to as the foremost guitarist of his generation. His debut album was described as "not just great guitar playing... the best [the jury] had ever heard" by BBC Music Magazine, and "the best solo guitar disc I've heard" by The Arts Desk.

Shibe also plays electric guitar, as on his 2018 album softLOUD, on which he performs Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, as well as electric guitar arrangements of works by David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

Further Reading: Sean Shibe

Recording of the Week, Broken Branches from Karim Sulayman and Sean Shibe

The Lebanese-American tenor and Scottish guitarist join forces for a multifaceted yet deeply personal recital, that ranges across cultural and geographical boundaries and explores the idea of diaspora in music.

Interview, Sean Shibe on Lost and Found

The guitarist talks about his wide-ranging new album on the electric guitar, taking in Hildegard, Moondog, Chick Corea and more.

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