CGC 060 : Sharon Isbin: Her Life and Stories with the Guitar

//CGC 060 : Sharon Isbin: Her Life and Stories with the Guitar

CGC 060 : Sharon Isbin: Her Life and Stories with the Guitar

In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon sits down for an interview with internationally renowned artist Sharon Isbin. Here Sharon shares many wonderful and engaging stories about her life in music and talks about many of her collaborations and projects with some of the most well-known figures in music around the world. This is not an episode you’ll want to miss!

At the beginning of the episode we hear excerpts from three different tracks featuring Sharon:

  1. John Corigliano, Troubadors: Variations for Guitar and Orchestra
  2. “Allegro,” from Agustin Barrios’s La Catedral, featuring Steve Vai
  3. “Beacon Hill,” by Howard Shore from the soundtrack of the film The Departed

If you’d like to learn more about Sharon’s many projects, recordings, collaborations, and performances, please check out her website here.

And for even more check out the new documentary about Sharon’s life and work, Sharon Isbin: Troubador. At this site you can find out more about the film and when it will be broadcast near you.

2018-02-18T20:00:56+00:003 Comments


  1. Donna Zitzelberger February 19, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Wow! What an incredible career! This was so inspirational. Thanks so much, Simon!

  2. Kari C February 20, 2018 at 1:46 am - Reply

    A very classy lady you have interviewed in this podcast, Dr. Powis.
    One of my favorite moments during the interview was when Sharon spoke about her studies under Rosalyn Tureck. How Rosalyn impressed upon her never to use the word impossible. Whatever musical ideas she threw at her, she wanted Sharon to try. This guidance is something I can really hold to as I approach my own daily lessons/practice.
    Brilliant conversation with a brilliant lady.

  3. Linda Tsardakas February 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Sharon Isbin is such a great personality – thank you Simon for this indepth talk with her. It was fascinating to hear about her past, present and future projects/adventures. The story about the concierto by John Corigliano was amazing!

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