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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 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, Sean Shibe's Camino

The guitarist brings hypnotic, introspective beauty to a programme which explores connections between France and Spain via works by de Falla, Mompou, Ravel, Poulenc and Satie.

 Interview, Sean Shibe on Camino

The Scottish guitarist talks to Katherine about today's Recording of the Week, which he describes as 'a profound spiritual journey'.

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