Sunday, 17 February 2019
Sean Shibe Guitar
Etude 8, Preludes 3 and 4
Scottish Lute Suites
BWV998 Prelude Fuga Allegro
Winner 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Junior Award
This is Sean’s second appearance in Kelso - the first a snow beleaguered day at the end of March when he gave an amazing performance to a very small audience. Since then he has become one of the leading guitarists of his generation. He will be performing again at the East Neuk Festival this summer.
Born in Edinburgh, Sean 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.
In 2017 Sean Shibe’s debut solo album release on Delphian Records was met with critical acclaim and won him a nomination in the BBC Music Magazine ‘Instrumental Award’ category. Dreams and Fancies is a recording that explores the fruits of Julian Bream’s history of commissioning in the 20th Century alongside music by Dowland. It was named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone as well as BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Choice.