4th January 2018
We are delighted to announce that the guitarist Sean Shibe has been signed for commercial management by Rayfield Allied, following three years with YCAT.
This month Sean makes his debut in Tokyo in the Musashino Cultural Hall on 22 January and in the Munetsugu Hall in Nagoya on 24 January. He returns to Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 6 February at 1pm in a programme of music by JS Bach and Villa-Lobos.
The last year has been incredible for Sean with the release of his first solo album by Delphian: Dreams and Fancies (Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Instrumental Choice in BBC Music Magazine), and the premiere of his softLOUD project to critical acclaim at the East Neuk and Edinburgh International Fringe Festivals. Challenging preconceptions, softLOUD juxtaposes early Scottish lute pieces for acoustic guitar, with electric guitar arrangements of multi-tracked repertoire including US composer Julia Wolfe’s powerful elegy LAD and David Lang’s Killer. He went on to record this repertoire for his second CD with Delphian which will be released in 2018. Future engagements include concerts in the Mosel MusikFestival, Hamburg Laeiszhalle in Germany, and his debut as soloist with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese heritage, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and with the inspirational 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. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015.
Sean Shibe will be represented worldwide by Emily Granozio at Rayfield Allied.