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Sharon Isbin, guitarist and commissioner of new works

Feb 16, 2018


Guitarist Sharon Isbin has commissioned more works for her instrument than any other performer. After graduating from Yale, Isbin founded the guitar department at her alma mater, then went on the Juilliard to set up a guitar department there. Since then, she has spanned genres from classical to jazz to Latin, winning three Grammy awards and multiple honors.

Learn more about this multiple Grammy Award winner, her music, and why she is described as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time”.

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