Sean Shibe


Born in Edinburgh in 1992, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and currently with Paolo Pegoraro. In 2012 he became the only solo guitarist selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme and to receive a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

As a soloist Sean has appeared with the Scottish Chamber, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  Highlights over the last year have included recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Heidelberger-Fruhling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bath International and Aldeburgh Festivals.

Sean also returned to the Marlboro Summer Music Festival & Academy in the USA, recorded solo works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for Linn Records and was the featured cover disc for BBC Music Magazine.

Future engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, the East Neuk Festival, Three Palaces Festival in Malta and Saffron Hall.  He also records a CD of English Music for Delphian Records and tours throughout China. Sean was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015.

From the very first note he plays, Sean Shibe immediately draws in the attention of the audience… Sean Shibe created a magical atmosphere; he seems to intimately understand the meaning behind every note which he plays.

Classical Guitar Magazine / Wigmore Hall / February 2014
A prodigious technician and supremely expressive player, Shibe gave a masterful account of this much-loved work.

Bachtrack / Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Rodrigo / September 2012

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