Programme to be finalised.

Likely to include Scottish lute suites and works by Bach and Villa Lobos.

Sean Shibe (Guitar)

Saturday 16 February 2019 at 19:30

St James’s Church, Pottergate, Alnwick NE66 1JW

Sean Shibe is “one of the foremost guitarists” of his generation. His approach to the traditional classical guitar canon avoids cliché and challenges all preconceptions.

In 2017 his debut solo album Dreams and Fancies on Delphian Records was met with critical acclaim and won him a nomination in the BBC Music Magazine instrumental award category.

Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese heritage, he became, at the age of 20, 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.

Future engagements include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, London and at the Cumnoch Tryst in Scotland as well as concerts in Japan and Germany.

Genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, but at 25 he has it.
Arts Desk, East Neuk Festival 2017