Petworth Festival: Sean Shibe, guitar

Sean Shibe recently joined the ranks of the most exciting and watchable young musicians to have emerged in recent years. One of the first artists to return to the Wigmore Hall following the Covid-19 lockdown, he received a five-star review from The Guardian for his “irresistible style and authority… a nonchalant virtuoso and boundary breaker”.

A hugely versatile musician, Sean Shibe was the first guitarist ever to be selected for BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, to be awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and, in 2018, to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists. In other words, we welcome a star who is very much in the ascendant, in a programme that embraces a fascinating and accessible repertoire from across the centuries.

Bach – Lute Suite in E Minor (BWV. 996)
Anon – Scottish Lute Manuscripts
Moondog – Pastoral, On A Rocky Ledge, Seahorse
Reich – Electric Counterpoint

Tickets: £29, £21, £10, £6 (18 and under £5, FREE in adult £6 seats). Visit the Petworth Festival website for further details.

Photo: Sean Shibe (credit: Iga Gozdowska)

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