SF Performances Presents: Sean Shibe, guitar, Van Kuijk Quartet

Presented by San Francisco Performances

Shining at the top of a new wave of guitarists, Sean Shibe creates imaginative programs aglow with innovation, new music, and passionate insights into classics. Named BBC New Generation Artists, the Van Kuijk Quartet’s “unanimity, tonal blend, and intonation are close to flawless” (Gramophone).

One of the most versatile guitarists performing today, Sean Shibe’s innovative approach to his instrument has enhanced his reputation for having “one of the most discriminating ears in the business” (Gramophone). He 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. Additional accolades include the Royal Over-Seas League First Prize and Gold Medal (2011), and a prize from Dewar Arts and the 2015 YCAT International Auditions.

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.

City: San Francisco
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Program Items

BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No.4 “Fandango"
MACKEY Physical Property
ADÈS Habañera
DE FALLA Homenaje: Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy for Guitar
POULENC Sarabande
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Guitar Quintet Op. 143


Sean Shibe guitar
Nicolas Van Kuijk violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle violin
Emmanuel François viola
Anthony Kondo cello

Herbst Theatre

Herbst Theatre

401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States