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Sean Shibe


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    Fantasy, Op. 107: III. Arietta I - Malcolm Arnold ,
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    5 Bagatelles: No. 3, Alla cubana - William Walton ,
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    Nocturnal After John Dowland (Reflections on "Come, Heavy Sleep"), Op. 70: VI. Dreaming - Benjamin Britten ,
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    Fantasia in G Major, P. 1 - John Dowland ,
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    Naïve and Sentimental Music: I. Naïve and Sentimental Music - John Adams , Royal Scottish National Orchestra , Peter Oundjian
Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese heritage, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and with the inspirational 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.
As soloist Sean has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Symphony orchestras performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasía para un Gentilhombre, the Malcolm Arnold and Villa-Lobos Concertos, and recording Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream.
Over the last two years Sean has given recitals at major venues and festivals throughout Europe including Wigmore Hall, the Heidelberger-Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Aldeburgh, East Neuk, and Bath International Festivals. He returned to the Marlboro Summer Music Festival in the USA (on the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida) and recorded solo works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for Linn Records as part of a Scottish Chamber Orchestra disc.
Drawn to chamber music, Sean has collaborated with the BBC Singers, Danish String Quartet, cellist Isang Enders, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and singers Robert Murray and Robert Tritschler.
His awards include the Royal Over-Seas League First Prize and Gold Medal (2011), Ivor Mairants Guitar Award (2009), a Dewar Arts and D’Addarrio endorsement.


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