Sean Shibe
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Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe Biography (BBC)

Sean Shibe was born in Edinburgh in 1992, and is currently studying guitar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, under Allan Neave. His musical education was grounded in the Scottish National Centres of Excellence from the age of 9, firstly in the City of Edinburgh Music School. Shortly after turning 14 he moved to the Aberdeen City Music School to commence study under Allan Neave. When 15 years old he auditioned for music conservatoires, receiving scholarship offers from the RSAMD, Trinity College, and the Royal College of Music in London. He received his ABRSM Diploma (perf.) with distinction in the Summer before assuming his place in the RSAMD, as the youngest musician to ever enter the establishment. Upon graduating he received honours of the first class.

He has worked with such groups as the Barbirolli Quartet, the Scottish Flute Trio and Scottish Opera, and is in regular demand as a soloist from guitar festivals around the United Kingdom, having performed at Dundee Guitar Festival, Big Guitar Weekend and Ullapool Guitar Festival. In 2009, he was invited by West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival to perform the first movement of the Brouwer Sonata to the maestro himself. In addition to these invitations, he has performed recitals and as a concerto soloist to critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, China, Holland, Germany, Liechtenstein and has featured on the BBC and European television and radio.

He regularly collaborates with composers in reworkings and new compositions to consistent critical acclaim, so far having premiered seven new works. These include a reworking of Jacob’s Ladder by Halfidi Hallgrimsson (Icelandic Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence) in his first recital series in the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the annual PLUG new music festival of 2009, his premiere of Marek Pascienczny’s Sequenza for guitar solo was reviewed as: “pure magic…the best acoustic guitarist I have ever heard…Sean Shibe…remember the name, one day he will be famous” (Michael Tumelty, The Herald).

He also competes on an international level – in 2008, aged 16, he was a finalist in the first senior competition he entered, “Westfalian Guitar Spring” in Germany, and later that year received the Chanterelle Guitar Prize. The following year he won the Royal Over-Seas League Len Lickorish Award for a String Player of Promise, was awarded second place in the LiGiTa Liechtenstein International Guitar Competition and Festival, and first prize in the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In November 2010 he won the North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society Award, and 3 months later, in London, won the String Section Final of the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition. In May 2011 he was awarded 3rd prize in the Anna Amalia Guitar competition in Weimar and 2 weeks later became only the second guitarist ever to win the Royal Over-Seas League first prize and gold medal. In February 2012, following nomination and shortlisting, he became the only solo guitarist to have received a Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship. Highlights of this season have included a Wigmore Hall debut and sell-out performances at the East Neuk and Brighton Festivals. Later this year he will make his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, performing Rodrigo’s Concierto De Aranjuez under Andrew Manze.

Sean is a D’Addarrio endorsee, and blogs @seanshibe.com.

Sean Shibe Biography (Wikipedia)

Sean Shibe (born 1992) is a classical guitarist from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is of English and Japanese ancestry. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (and was the youngest student to enter the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and with Italian guitarist Paolo Pegoraro.

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Sean Shibe Performances & Interviews


Sean Shibe Tracks

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James Oswald
Divertimento No.1 (excerpt)
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Divertimento No.1 (excerpt)
Isaac Albéniz
Cataluna arr for guitar (Suite española No 1)
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Cataluna arr for guitar (Suite española No 1)
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
12 Studies for guitar; no. 6 in G major
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12 Studies for guitar; no. 6 in G major
James MacMillan
Motet
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Motet
James MacMillan
From Galloway
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From Galloway
Joaquín Rodrigo
Invocación y danza
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Invocación y danza
Isaac Albéniz
Invocaion de M de Falla
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Invocaion de M de Falla
William Walton
5 Bagatelles for Guitar: no.1
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5 Bagatelles for Guitar: no.1
Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint (Fast)
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Electric Counterpoint (Fast)
Anon.
A Scots Tune
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A Scots Tune
James MacMillan
Motet
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Motet
James MacMillan
From Galloway
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From Galloway

From Galloway

Music Arranger
George Duffy
Trad.
Scots Tune
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Scots Tune
John Dowland
Fantasia in G major
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Fantasia in G major
James Oswald
Divertimento I
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Divertimento I
Peter Maxwell Davies
Farewell to Stromness
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Farewell to Stromness
William Walton
5 Bagatelles (no.4)
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5 Bagatelles (no.4)
Malcolm Arnold
Fantasy for Guitar, Op.107
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Fantasy for Guitar, Op.107
Isaac Albéniz
Sevilla (Suite española)
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Sevilla (Suite española)
William Walton
5 Bagatelles No.5 Con slancio
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5 Bagatelles No.5 Con slancio
Luigi Boccherini
Guitar Quintet No 4 in D, G449 "Fandango"
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Guitar Quintet No 4 in D, G449 "Fandango"
Sean Shibe
Canco I Dansa No.13
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Canco I Dansa No.13
Peter Maxwell Davies
Farewell to Stromness
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Farewell to Stromness
Federico Mompou
Canco i Dansa No.13
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Canco i Dansa No.13
Sean Shibe
Farewell To Stromness
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Farewell To Stromness
Benjamin Britten
Nocturnal after John Dowland
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Nocturnal after John Dowland
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 (Sarabande)
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Suite for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 (Sarabande)
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Prelude No 1
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Prelude No 1
Anon & Sean Shibe
Ladie lie near me (Balcarres)
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Ladie lie near me (Balcarres)
Anon & Sean Shibe
A Scott's Tune (Balcarres)
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A Scott's Tune (Balcarres)
Anon & Sean Shibe
Hold and Faire (Wemyss)
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Hold and Faire (Wemyss)

Hold and Faire (Wemyss)

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Anon
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Anon & Sean Shibe
Mervell's Sarabande (Wemyss)
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Mervell's Sarabande (Wemyss)
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Past BBC Events

Be in the Audience: BBC Singers and Sean Shibe
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St Paul's Knightsbridge, London
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Jan
2015
Be in the Audience: BBC Singers and Sean Shibe

Be in the Audience: BBC Singers and Sean Shibe

St Paul's Knightsbridge, London
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2014-15: Afternoon with Pablo Gonzalez
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2014-12-16T05:04:20
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16
Dec
2014
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2014-15: Afternoon with Pablo Gonzalez

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2014-15: Afternoon with Pablo Gonzalez

14:00
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: New Generation Artists
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2014-11-21T05:04:20
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Nov
2014
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: New Generation Artists

BBC SO 2014-15 Season: New Generation Artists

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Villa-Lobos - BBC Singers Concert
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Milton Court
2014-03-08T05:04:20
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Mar
2014
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Villa-Lobos - BBC Singers Concert

BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Villa-Lobos - BBC Singers Concert

17:00
Milton Court

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