One of the most talked-about artists performing today, young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe combines with the French Quatuor Van Kuijk in a collaboration presenting quintets by Boccherini, Steven Mackey and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Sean Shibe’s innovative approach 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.
Following their time as BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists, and ECHO Rising Stars, Quatuor Van Kuiijk is now enjoying a busy international career.
In 2022 they will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a number of special programmes, including the complete cycle of Mendelssohn Quartets (released for Alpha Classics), a new commission by French composer Benjamin Attahir, and a programme of French melodies “Parisiennes” specially arranged for string quartet.