Tuesday 6 February 2018 1:00PM

Sean Shibe guitar

Villa-Lobos, JS Bach and more


  • Sean Shibe guitar

In 2017 Sean Shibe’s ‘uncompromisingly monumental’ project softLOUD premièred at the East Neuk and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals to critical acclaim. Future engagements include debut concerts in Tokyo and Nagoya, and recitals at the Elbphilharmonie and Cumnock Tryst.

‘What is it about the young Edinburgh-born Sean Shibe that marks him out as one of the foremost guitarists of the young generation? It is quite simply that rare symbiosis of technical mastery and innate musicality.’ The Scotsman. August 2017

‘The most seductive of charmed sounds… Shibe is another Bream, or something close. His playing unites finesse and poetry, and beautifully suggests a continuity of idiom.‘ The Sunday Times. July 2017

‘This is the best solo guitar disc I've heard. That it comes from a soloist in his twenties makes it all the more astounding ... Remarkable stuff, and the range of colours which Shibe draws from just six strings is extraordinary.’ The Arts Desk, Delphian ‘Dreams & Fancies’, August 2017

  • YCAT is grateful for support from the Rachel Baker Memorial Charity, Help Musicians UK and the International Music and Art Foundation for this series.
  • Anon
      • Rowallan manuscript
        • Swit Sant Nickola (arr. Sean Shibe)
      • Straloch manuscript
        • Canaries I (arr. Sean Shibe)
        • Canaries II (arr. Sean Shibe)
      • Rowallan manuscript
        • A Scots Tune (arr. Sean Shibe)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
        • Five Preludes W419
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Lute Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV997 (Originally in C minor)
  • Encore
  • Federico Mompou (1893-1987)
        • Canción No. 6 (transcribed for guitar)

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