Sean Shibe, guitar with Van Kuijk Quartet
Friday, February 10, 2023 7:30pm
Sean Shibe is one of the most versatile and innovative guitarists today with an approach to the instrument that has enhanced his reputation for having “one of the most discriminating ears in the business” (Gramophone).
The Van Kuijk Quartet has “style, energy and a sense of risk. These four young Frenchman made the music smile…” –The Guardian
Shibe’s latest album, Camino, recorded for Pentatone features an introspective programme of French and Iberian music. The album has been named Recording of the Month by BBC Music Magazine as well the Recording of the Week by The Guardian, Presto Classical, and The Times, who described it as “one of the most compelling and touching recitals for the instrument I can recall”.
The Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven, and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition; First Prize, and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition; as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17, as well as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season. Following such high success early in their career, the ensemble is an established presence at major international venues.
This concert is brought to you by the Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts in association with San Francisco Performances
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