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MusicalAmerica recognizes trailblazer Sharon Isbin as Instrumentalist of the Year

Guitarist and trailblazer Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin is the first guitarist to be named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year.

You could call Isbin a trailblazer without fear of contradiction, and the description would not apply only to her imposing list of firsts. Isbin has also reconfigured the guitar’s repertoire and updated the ways classical guitarists present themselves and their instrument.

Read the full tribute article.