Sharon Isbin

October 15, 2016, 8:00 PM
Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson
Sharon Isbin

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Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been soloist with over 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls. Winner of the Madrid, Toronto, and Munich Competitions, Germany’s Echo Klassik and Guitar Player’s "Best Classical Guitarist" awards, she created festivals for Carnegie Hall, New York's 92nd Street Y and NPR.  A frequent guest on All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion, she was featured on CBS Sunday Morning and on the cover of over 45 magazines. She performed in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed, at Ground Zero for the internationally televised 9/11 memorial, the White House by invitation of President Obama, and was the only classical artist to perform in the 2010 GRAMMY Awards. Her 2015 PBS performances include the Billy Joel Gershwin Prize, Tavis Smiley, and the acclaimed documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour seen by millions on over 200 PBS stations across the US and winner of the 2015 ASCAP Television Broadcast Award. Foreign television distribution by EuroArts includes nine broadcasts in Japan in 2016, and the DVD and Blu-ray debuted as #2 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.

Ms. Isbin’s catalogue of over 25 recordings—from Baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion—reflects remarkable versatility. Her latest, Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums (Warner) and Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions (Sony), have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon. Her 2010 GRAMMY-winning CD Journey to the New World with guests Joan Baez and Mark O’Connor spent 63 consecutive weeks on top Billboard charts. Other GRAMMYs include concerti for her by Christopher Rouse and Tan Dun, and Dreams of a World which made her the first classical guitarist in 28 years to receive the award. She received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for her Rodrigo/Ponce/Villa-Lobos concerti with the New York Philharmonic–their only recording with a guitar soloist.

Sharon Isbin has been acclaimed for expanding the guitar repertoire with some of the finest new works of the century. She has commissioned and premiered more concerti than any other guitarist, and her American Landscapes with works for her by Corigliano, Schwantner and Foss was the first-ever recording of American guitar concerti. Recent highlights include a 21-city Guitar Passions tour, 2015 world premieres of a concerto for her by Chris Brubeck, and a commission by Carnegie Hall for their 125th anniversary with Chicago’s Harris Theater; performances with the National Symphony and with Sting; and sold out recitals in Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and the Kennedy Center. Highlights in 2017 include performances with the Detroit Symphony, Corigliano’s Troubadours concerto in NYC, and the release of an all-Spanish recording with opera star Isabel Leonard.

Sharon Isbin began guitar studies at nine in Italy, and later studied with Andrès Segovia, Oscar Ghiglia, and Rosalyn Tureck, with whom she collaborated on landmark editions/recordings of the Bach lute suites. She authored the Classical Guitar Answer Book, and directs guitar departments at the Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School, which she created in l989. Please visit:     




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Sharon Isbin
October 15, 2016, 8:00 PM
Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson

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