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Gilbert Isbin

is a Belgian composer, improviser, guitarist and lutenist


Isbin's compositional and performing style defies genre, blending elements of contemporary classical, jazz, early music, world music and improvisation.

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He has performed on festivals and major venus throughout Europe and the US with
a.o bassplayers. Cameron Brown, Joe Fonda, Scott Walton, Hugh Hopper, violist Jeff Gauthier, reedplayers Vinny Golia, John Ruocco, cellist Ernst Reijseger, hurdy gurdy player Iep Fourier, tuba player Michel Godard, singers Muriel Batbie Castell, Jaap Blonk, guitarplayers Sandro Di Stefano, Sandor Szabo, Christian Vasseur, Bruce Arnold, Kevin Kastning, pipa player Jie Ma, percussion players Alex Cline, Geert Verbeke, Chris Joris, lutenist Lieven Misschaert, ...

 

As a leader and co‐leader, he has recorded  more than 20 albums.

 

His compositions for guitar(s), lute(s) and ensemble, appr. 200 thus far, are published by Berben Edizioni Musicali, The UK  Lute Society, Lantro Music   Golden River Music, Kameleon Editions and Auurk Ed. They have been performed by a.o the guitarquartet Four Times A Lady (B), Quartetto Chitarristico Italiano, guitar solo players Sandro Di stefano (It), Frabrice Desmets (Lux), ensembles: Spectra Ensemble (B), De Camer van Musiecke (B), lutenists David Van Ooijen,(The Netherlands), Stathis Skandalidis (Greece), Stuart Walsh,(UK), Andrés Bonilla (Argentina), singers Muriel Batbie Castell (FR), Marie Schoenbock (Lux)...

 

Gilbert Isbin/Iain Cameron write music for documentaries and video essays by Didier Eeckhout featured on Blip TV, You Tube, Vimeo.

 

A new CD will be released in 2015 with Stathis Skandalidis performing Gilbert Isbin's lute works

 

Contact: gilbert.isbin@telenet.be