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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.

In the next year, I will have the incredible opportunity to record and release my first solo CD with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. A release date will be announced in early 2019."

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

November 9, 2018 - noon hour solo concert for the Friday noon concert series at Dominion Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, ON.

December 15, 2018 - performance with Craig Visser at the OGS Guitar Gala Night

March 24, 2019 - 2:30pm solo guitar concert featuring music from my upcoming CD, Vespers, at the Glebe St. James United Church, in Ottawa, ON.

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

July 11, 2019 - 7pm solo guitar concert featuring music from my upcoming CD, Vespers, at the Trinity Anglican church on Bank Street in Ottawa, ON. Freewill offering.

August 22, 2019 - performance of Cri de Merlin by R. Murray Schafer for the 21st century guitar conference at the University of Ottawa as part of the Canadian guitar marathon


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