Aspen Music Festival And School

Sharon Isbin Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • classical guitar

Programs Taught

  • Classical Guitar

Faculty Details

  • Half Session 2 Only

Sharon Isbin, multi Grammy Award-winning guitarist and winner of the Toronto, ARD Munich, and Madrid competitions, Germany’s Echo Klassik, and Guitar Player’s Best Classical Guitarist awards, has been soloist with over 200 orchestras. She performed in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed, the White House by invitation of President Obama, and as the only classical artist in the 2010 Grammy Awards. The documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, seen by millions on over 200 PBS stations and abroad, won the 2015 ASCAP TV Broadcast Award and is available on DVD/Blu-ray. Other recent highlights include a concerto by Chris Brubeck, collaborations with Sting and Amjad Ali Khan, and sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Her discography of thirty recordings includes Souvenirs of Spain & Italy with the Pacifica Quartet (August 2019 release), Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums, Bach Complete Lute Suites and Alma Española (honored by a 2018 Grammy for Producer of the Year). Her Grammy-winning Journey to the New World spent sixty-three weeks on top Billboard charts, and her Latin Grammy-nominated disc with the New York Philharmonic is their only recording with guitar. She has commissioned and premiered over eighty works by some of the world’s finest composers, and is the founding director of Juilliard’s guitar department. Visit 

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO