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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

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are with Craig Visser

September 2, 2017 - 3:00 pm ‘Pavlo in the Park’ concert at Victoria Park in Woodstock, ON as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations

September 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm concert at Grace United Church, 310 12th St. Hanover, ON (admission by donation)

September 10, 2017 - 2:00 pm concert at St. Barnabas on the Danforth Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON (admission: $20 general, $10 senior/student)

September 16, 2017 - 4:30 pm concert at Trinity Anglican Church on Bank Street in Ottawa (Admission by donation)

November 1, 2017 - Noon hour concert at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave., Ottawa (Admission by freewill offering)

March 18, 2018 - Concert for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Society

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