A report on Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin in 2011

Multiple Grammy Award winning American classical guitarist and the founding director of the guitar department at the Juilliard School.

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Sharon Isbin in 2011

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Angélique Kidjo performing in Cotonou, 2017

Angélique Kidjo

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Five-time Grammy Award winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.

Five-time Grammy Award winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.

Angélique Kidjo performing in Cotonou, 2017
Kidjo in 2006.

Kidjo participated, as did Katy Perry, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim James and classical guitarist Sharon Isbin.

James performing in 2007

Jim James

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American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket.

American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket.

James performing in 2007
James performing in August 2011
James playing bass guitar as Yim Yames with the New Multitudes band

Jim James participated with Katy Perry, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld, Angelique Kidjo, and classical guitarist Sharon Isbin.

David Lynch, founder

David Lynch Foundation

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Global charitable foundation with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, Iowa.

Global charitable foundation with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, Iowa.

David Lynch, founder
DLF funded program in a Peruvian school

Performers included Katy Perry, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld, Angelique Kidjo, Jim James, and Sharon Isbin.

Sophocles Papas

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Greek classical guitar pedagogue and music publisher.

Greek classical guitar pedagogue and music publisher.

Some of his better-known pupils include Charlie Byrd, Sharon Isbin, Aaron Shearer, Jim Skinger, Dorothy de Goede, Clare Calahan, John Marlow, Jerry Willard, and the jazz musicians Bill Harris and Alvino Rey.

Laurindo Almeida

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Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music.

Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music.

His guitar trio, Guitarjam, with Larry Coryell and Sharon Isbin played Carnegie Hall in 1988.

Isabel Leonard

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American mezzo-soprano opera singer based in New York City.

American mezzo-soprano opera singer based in New York City.

2014 to 2016 Leonard and Sharon Isbin performed a well-received series of eleven soprano/guitar-duet recitals, including at Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall).

ARD International Music Competition

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Largest international classical music competition in Germany.

Largest international classical music competition in Germany.

Notable past winners include: Jessye Norman, Sharon Isbin, Francisco Araiza, Natalia Gutman, Christoph Eschenbach, Anna Malikova, Nobuko Imai, Mitsuko Uchida, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff, Sharon Kam, Heinz Holliger, Isabelle Moretti, Reinhold Friedrich, Peter Sadlo, and Maurice André.

Tan Dun

Tan Dun

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Chinese-born American composer and conductor.

Chinese-born American composer and conductor.

Tan Dun

The second work, Yi2: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (1996), combines flamenco and pipa techniques and was premiered by Sharon Isbin.

Christopher Rouse (composer)

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American composer.

American composer.

Concert de Gaudí (Guitar Concerto, 1999; guitarist Sharon Isbin's recording with the Gulbenkian Orchestra won a GRAMMY Award in 2002 for Best Classical Contemporary Composition, and a 2002 Echo Klassik Award for Best Concert Recording.)

Bruce MacCombie

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American composer.

American composer.

His compositions include Nightshade Rounds (1979) for solo guitar (written for Sharon Isbin), Leaden Echo, Golden Echo (1989) for soprano and orchestra, the set of choral pieces Color and Time (1990), Chelsea Tango (1991) for orchestra, and the quintet Greeting (1993) (written for Krzysztof Penderecki's 60th birthday).