One of the foremost guitarists of his generation, our 2011 ROSL AMC Gold Medallist Sean Shibe returns to ROSL for this special livestream concert on 20 November. 

Taking place in the Princess Alexandra Hall, composers included in the programme will be Poulenc, Da Milano, Robert Ballard and Eric Satie.

As well as winning the the AMC, Sean was the first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, and to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, he was selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists Trust artist between 2015-2017. In 2018, Sean Shibe became the first guitarist to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists; and in 2019, he won a Gramophone Award in the newly-created ‘Concept Album’ category for his critically acclaimed recording softLOUD. Further awards include the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award (2009); and a Dewar Arts and D’Addarrio endorsement.

Sean's commitment to expanding the repertoire for his instrument sees him conceive imaginative programmes, heavily featuring new music, as well as newly commissioned works.

After a five star recital of electric and acoustic guitar works at Wigmore Hall in March 2020, Sean was one of the first artists to return to the Hall for their new socially-distanced concert series in June, giving a recital of Scottish Lute Manuscripts, Bach and Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, receiving five stars from The Guardian for his ‘irresistible style and authority…a nonchalant virtuoso and boundary breaker’. Sean’s new chart-topping recording of Bach lute suites arranged for guitar was also released in May 2020 on Delphian Records. The disc received considerable critical attention: Sean was the cover star of Gramophone Magazine’s June 2020 issue, in which the disc was named Editor’s Choice; The Times and The Scotsman both awarded the disc five stars; Presto Classical and Europadisc both named the recording ‘Disc of the Week’and it spent three weeks at number one and two months in the top five in the UK Specialist Classical Charts.

Tickets are free but donations are welcome. Book here.

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