Liepāja Art Forum
This will be the first performance in Latvia by one of the most versatile guitarists of his generation, Scottish-Japanese artist Sean Shibe. With his innovative approach to the instrument, Shibe has gained recognition as ‘one of the finest guitarists’ (Gramophone). He is the leader of the new wave of guitarists, creating imaginative concert programs that stun with creative boldness and passionate interpretations of the classics.
At the opening concert of the Liepāja Art Forum Festival, Sean Shibe will perform a special concert program, Out There, an original fusion of electric and acoustic guitar with music from contemporary and classical composers intertwining in the same exceptionally easy manner as the two instruments.
The concert will feature works by Olivier Messiaen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sofia Gubaidulina (recipient of the European Church Music Prize), Hildegard of Bingen, Julius Eastman, Julia Wolfe, and Agustín Barrios Mangoré.
Sean Shibe is a versatile and innovative guitarist who is praised by critics globally. He was the first guitarist selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists project, and he has received two Gramophone and Opus Klassik awards for his records. In 2022, he received the Leonard Bernstein Award. Shibe has performed on the stages of the largest festivals and venues, including Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Center in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. His repertoire spans from seventeenth-century Bach suites for the lute to original pieces by modern composers. His newest album, Lost & Found, is a collection of pieces by various composers recorded on an electric guitar.
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Liepāja City Council and European Regional Development Fund
School children, students, teachers, seniors – 25%
Seniors with group I and II disabilities, and their carers – 50%
Family tickets – 1 or 2 adults + 2 children (or more) – 25%
10-30 persons – 20%
30 and more persons – 25%