NPR at Aspen: Sharon Isbin

Classical Guitarist Performs at Prestigious Summer Festival

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Sharon Isbin onstage at the Aspen Music Festival

Sharon Isbin onstage at the Aspen Music Festival. Alex Irvin, Aspen Music Festival and School hide caption

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Guitarist Sharon Isbin is often described a classical music triple threat: a stellar performer, a Grammy-winning recording artist and an accomplished and insightful teacher.

Sharon Isbin onstage at Aspen

Sharon Isbin onstage at Aspen. Alex Irvin, Aspen Music Festival and School hide caption

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The only solo guitarist to win a Grammy in the last 30 years, Isbin recently completed a recording with the New York Philharmonic. She also founded the guitar departments at both Juilliard and Aspen.

Isbin performs "Batucada" by Uruguayan composer IsaĆ­as Savio (1900-1978) live at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and talks with NPR's Fred Child about her music.

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