The dynamic duo of guitar master Sharon Isbin and Romero Lubambo perform a range of legendary guitar music.
Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.” Winner of Guitar Player’s Best Classical Guitarist award, Germany’s Echo Klassik, and the Munich, Toronto and Madrid international competitions, she has given sold-out performances in many of the world’s finest halls.
The acclaimed documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour has been seen by millions on over 200 PBS stations across the U.S., and abroad. Other recent national television performances on PBS include the Billy Joel Gershwin Prize with Josh Groban, and Tavis Smiley. Isbin has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, A Prairie Home Companion, CBS Sunday Morning, Showtime’s The L Word, Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed, at Ground Zero for the first internationally televised 9/11 memorial, the White House by invitation of President Obama, and as the only classical artist in the 2010 GRAMMY Awards.
In 1985, Romero Lubambo came to the United States, and brought with him a new sound in Brazilian jazz guitar.
Romero’s guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound.
From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who’s comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a steady stream of unpredictably creative musical thoughts and the virtuosity to deliver them.
San Francisco Performances’ Guitar Series is presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts.
Presented by San Francisco Performances.