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Emily Shaw Guitar


"Sharing music through performance is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a musician. I have been performing for most of my life: I started playing guitar and piano at age 5 or 6. I enjoy the thrill of being on stage and relish the opportunity to share music that I have been working on and discovering for weeks/months/years. 

As I develop my musicianship post graduation, I am working towards building a more active performing life. If you would like to help me out with this, consider booking me for your event, or even asking me to share music with you in you home! I would love the opportunity to play either way.

In the next 2-3 years I will also be working towards my first CD, which will hopefully be connected with my building projects over the next couple years. If you have suggestions, I would love to hear from you!"

Upcoming Events

September 29, 2018 - 7pm solo concert for the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival featuring works by Emilia Giuliani-Guglielmi, Anne Lauber, and Ida Presti. Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

January 19, 2019 - 4:30pm Spanish music concert with Terri-Lynn Mitchell at the Trinity Anglican church on Bank Street in Ottawa, ON. Freewill offering.

April 28, 2019 - 7:30pm concert with Terri-Lynn Mitchell at St. Luke's Anglican Church in Ottawa, ON. Admission by donation.


Etude No. 3 en pensant à Bach - Ida Presti

(recorded and Mixed by Andrew Brittain of Mudshark Audio in September 2017)


Arabesque - Anne Lauber 

(recorded and Mixed by Andrew Brittain of Mudshark Audio in September 2017)

Latest Homemade Recording


Emily is constantly learning new music and changing her repertoire around. Here is some of what she is currently keeping within arms reach

Solo Guitar Concert Repertoire

Solus cum Sola - John Dowland
Lachrimae - John Dowland

Chaconne - Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata K. 81 - Domenico Scarlatti

Nocturne Op 9, No. 2 - Frédéric Chopin, arr. Francisco Tarrega
Nocturne No 5 - John Field, arr. Emily Alice Shaw
Six Preludes - Emilia Gugliemi-Giuliani
4 Caprices - Luigi Legnani

Una limosna por el amor de dios - Agustin Barrios Mangoré
Etude No III: en pensant a Bach - Ida Presti

Sonatina for Guitar, op 51 - Lennox Berkeley
Arabseque - Anne Lauber

Guitar Duet (with Craig Visser, guitar)

Overture to the Barber of Seville - Mauro Giuliani

La fille aux cheveux de lin - Claude Debussy

Pavane pour use infante défunte - Maurice Ravel

Yangisse Jarabi - Nathan Kolosko

From Natso no Niwa suite - Sergio Assad
- Summer Garden
- Farewell

La fille aux cheveux de lin - Claude Debussy