2021 marks the release of Shibe’s latest album Camino, recorded for Pentatone and featuring an introspective programme of French and Iberian music. The album has been named the recording of the month by BBC Music Magazine as well the recording of the week by The Guardian, Presto Classical, and The Times describing it as “one of the most compelling and touching recitals for the instrument I can recall”. Camino follows a string of successes recorded for Delphian Records.
“For one thing, this astonishing and adventurous guitarist plays with such depth of tone, colour and intricacies of touch that it is as though he’s at a harpsichord. What matters above all is that Shibe’s music-making is masterful, beautiful and convincing in every way. What delights to pick out? Shibe awes us with the exquisite tone balance across the whole range, from dancing beauties up on top to bass notes that growl like a contented bear. How I panted for more.” The Times
Music from the Scottish Lute Manuscripts. Serenade: Sofia Gubaidulina. Suite BWV 996: JS Bach. Suite Compostelana: Mompou.