Sean Shibe


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    Fantasy for Guitar Op. 107: III. Arietta 1 - Malcolm Arnold,
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    Fantasia - John Dowland,
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    No. 3, Clair de lune - Arr. for Cello and Guitar - Claude Debussy, Isang Enders,
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    Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: I. Prelude - arr. for Guitar - Johann Sebastian Bach,
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    Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: II. Allemande - arr. for Guitar - Johann Sebastian Bach,
Sean Shibe is “one of the foremost guitarists” of his generation. In April 2018 he was shortlisted for two categories (Young Artist and Instrumentalist) in the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Awards, becoming the first guitarist to receive the RPS Award for Young Artists in May 2018.
In 2017 Sean Shibe’s debut solo album release on Delphian Records was met with critical acclaim and won him a shortlisted nomination in the BBC Music Magazine ‘Instrumental Award’ category, in addition to being named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Choice.
Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese heritage, he 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. He was a YCAT artist between 2015 – 2017.
He 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.
Recent collaborators include the BBC Singers, Danish String Quartet, cellist Isang Enders, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and singers Ben Johnson, Robert Murray and Robert Tritschler.<br>


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