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Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
Sean Shibe Guitar Recital

6 December 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Silent Strings

Sean Shibe Guitar Recital Presented by Liszt Academy


Oswald: Divertimento No. 1 (transcription by Sean Shibe for guitar)
Lute pieces from the Wemyss, the Balcarres, the Straloch and the Rowallan manuscripts (transcription by Sean Shibe for guitar)
James MacMillan: From Galloway (transcription by Sean Shibe for guitar)
James MacMillan: Since It Was the Day of Preparation – Motet I (transcription by Sean Shibe for guitar)
Maxwell Davies: Farewell to Stromness (transcription by Sean Shibe for guitar)
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
Julia Wolfe: LAD (transcription by Sean Shibe for electric guitar)
David Lang: killer (transcription by Sean Shibe for electric guitar)

Sean Shibe (guitar)

A resident of Scotland and of English and Japanese ancestry, Sean Shibe can be described, without exaggeration, as a young titan. Indeed, the word genius applies, since international critics have written about him as follows: “Genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, but at 25 he has it.” Shibe was the youngest student in the history of the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, since completing his studies he has taken part in the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists programme, he has been soloist with several top-flight orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and he has received invitations to the music festivals of Brighton, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh Fringe and Marlboro. His first solo album (released in 2017) won the acclaim of the public and critics primarily for its clean playing, miraculous changes of colour and timbre. Perhaps the most unusual and personal pieces in his Liszt Academy programme comprising rarities (and also the material for his latest disc) are the lute scores which he himself selected from collections of provincial Scottish noblemen’s courts and arranged for his own performance.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.


HUF 3 500, 4 500