Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese heritage, having 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.
After his debut album was met with critical acclaim in 2017 he won a nomination in the BBC Music Magazine ‘Instrumental Award’ category and it was named Editor’s Choice in Gramophone as well as BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Choice.
Alongside the success of his recording debut, Sean Shibe’s “uncompromisingly monumental” project softLOUD premiered at the East Neuk and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals – a revelatory programme juxtaposing Jacobean lute music for classical guitar, with electric guitar arrangements of multi-tracked repertoire including US Pulitzer prize winning composers Julia Wolfe’s powerful elegy LAD, (originally written for 9 bagpipes) and David Lang’s Killer.
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. He is grateful for support from the Hattori Trust.
Join us as we enjoy the music of Sean Shibe on Friday 07 February at Brunswick House in Vauxhall.
The bar will be open throughout the evening, so grab a drink and bring it into the performance.