Saturday 16 August
4.30pm St. Margaret’s Church, Burnham Norton
SEAN SHIBE guitar
Early Scottish Lute music
JS BACH Lute Suite No.2 in A minor
VILLA-LOBOS Etudes and Preludes
Born in Edinburgh in 1992 of English and Japanese descent, Sean Shibe was the first guitarist to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme. In June 2017 Sean was hailed “genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians” by David Nice of Arts Desk following Sean’s project “softLOUD”.
Inspired by his Scottish heritage Sean will provide us with a rare opportunity to hear some guitar transcriptions of early Scottish lute music alongside Bach at his most philosophical. He finishes with some pieces by the great Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.