Karim Sulayman and Sean Shibe on 'Broken Branches'

Friday, May 5, 2023

The tenor and guitarist both join this week's podcast to discuss their new album

On this week's Gramophone Podcast we talk to tenor Karim Sulayman and guitarist Sean Shibe about their album 'Broken Branches', released today on the Pentatone label. Featuring music by composers including Dowland, Britten, and Takemitsu, as well traditional songs from the Middle East, it's a fascinating and highly personal project for them both.

Gramophone Podcasts are given in association with Wigmore Hall. See below for full details of this week's concerts at the London venue.

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This Gramophone podcast is produced in association with Wigmore Hall, where this week's concerts are:

Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm
Igor Levit piano; Alexei Volodin piano
Debussy, Mozart, R Schumann, Rachmaninov and Schubert

Sunday 7 May, 7.30pm
Benjamin Grosvenor piano
Bach, Prokofiev, R Schumann and Ravel

Monday 8 May, 1pm
Ning Feng violin; Thomas Hoppe piano
Falla, Korngold, Prokofiev and Schnittke

Monday 8 May, 7.30pm
Sir Simon Keenlyside baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano

Tuesday 9 May, 7.30pm
Les Talens Lyriques
Bach Dynasty

Wednesday 10 May, 10.15am
Chamber Tots: Vibrant Landscapes
Music-making workshop for children aged 1-2 and their parents or carers

Wednesday 10 May, 11.45am
Chamber Tots: Vibrant Landscapes
Music-making workshop for children aged 3-5 and their parents or carers

Wednesday 10 May, 7.30pm
Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists; Clio Gould director, violin
Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and Wolf

Thursday 11 May, 1pm
In Conversation: A Village in the Third Reich with Julia Boyd

Thursday 11 May, 7.30pm
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano
Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and R Schumann

Friday 12 May, 7.30pm
Iestyn Davies countertenor; Thomas Dunford lute
England's Orpheus

Tickets for the period from September to December are now on general sale; tickets specifically for under 35s will go on sale on Thursday, May 11.

And don’t forget Gramophone’s 100th birthday concert takes place at Wigmore Hall on May 14, where a wonderful line-up of artists, including Karim Sulayman and Sean Shibe, will perform to tell the story of Gramophone’s first century. Tickets for this and all concerts are available from Wigmore Hall.

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