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Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe is a rising star and is making history in the guitar world.



Super Audio Collection Vol. 10
Super Audio Collection Vol. 10
Having reached its 10 year milestone Linn's Super Audio Collection series remains as popular as ever 

AKP 564  

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
The SCO celebrates the life and works of its much-loved Composer Laureate, 'Max'. 

CKD 534  

Born in Edinburgh in 1992, Sean Shibe studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He currently studies with Paolo Pegoraro for whose continued support he is very grateful. In 2012 he became the first guitarist selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme, and the only solo guitarist to be awarded a Borletti- Buitoni Trust Fellowship.  

Shibe has appeared as soloist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He recorded Toru Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and performed with the BBC Singers which was broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.

Concert highlights include his debut solo recital at Wigmore Hall, taking part in the Benjamin Britten celebrations in Aldeburgh and the Marlboro Summer Music Festival and Academy in the US on the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida.

Drawn to chamber music and song, Shibe has collaborated with the Danish String Quartet, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, tenor Robin Tritschler and tenor Ben Johnson, as well as cellist Isang Enders and tenor Robert Murray. He has given recitals at the Heidelberger-Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bath International and Aldeburgh Festivals. Shibe was selected to be represented by the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015, and in February 2016 was featured artist in BBC Music Magazine's Classical Guitar Special.


For further information - www.seanshibe.com
BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'...Maxwell Davies devices of whooping horn glissandos and hyperactive chattering trumpets, delivered with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's bombproof expertise; and Ben Gernon's conducting is forthright and immaculate.'


AllMusic
'Included is an ebullient performance of one of Maxwell Davies' most popular pieces of any period, An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise...[Hill Runes and Farewell to Stromness] are beautifully played by guitarist Sean Shibe.'
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MusicWeb International
'The programme is well chosen, excellently played and beautifully recorded, making it about the most accessible introduction to Max's music that I can think of.'
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MusicWeb International
'An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise is a "joyous and show-stopping" piece...This performance is both refined and deliciously decadent...As a final salute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies it could hardly be bettered.'
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New Zealand Herald
5 Stars
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has released a most attractive sampling of orchestral works, interspersed with solos by guitarist Sean Shibe...He gives it a magnificent performance, especially in the luminous resonances of a breathtaking Adagio molto [of Hill Runes].'
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Crescendo
« Farewell to Stromness est toute vibrante et gracieuse... [Ebb of Winter et Last Door of Light] de fort beaux exemples de l'exceptionnel talent de Peter Maxwell Davies... »
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Gramophone
'For a single-disc introduction to the many voices of Max, look no further.'
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Classical Music
5 Stars
'Committed and polished performances...Excellent sound.'
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The Arts Desk
'[Peter Maxwell Davies’s An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise] packs an emotional, uplifting punch, and this performance is a belter...The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, whose flawless, fearless playing under Ben Gernon is a consistent pleasure.'
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
'Ben Gernon conducts a performance that glistens with crystal clear textures and those mysterious Orkney soundscapes.'
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Herald Scotland
'The most beautiful, resonant and soulful performance of Max's Farewell to Stromness.'
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McAlister Matheson Music Newsletter
'...played with an irrepressible panache and swinging energy...It's all hugely life-inspiring.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'An atmospheric performance under conductor Ben Gernon.'
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The Sunday Times
'...this disc affords a fond farewell to the composer and the musical realisation of his adopted Orkney.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'...it makes a worthy and deeply felt portrait of Max's Orkney.'
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