Sharon Isbin performs at the Kennedy Centre in Washington. The classical guitarist returns to Hong Kong for the first time in 25 years on Friday when she performs with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation/AFP

Classical guitar champion Sharon Isbin on a career of firsts, succeeding in a male-dominated musical scene and fighting for her instrument

  • As she returns to Hong Kong to perform for the first time in 25 years, with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, American reflects on her storied career
  • A tireless promoter of the classical guitar, and a teacher at the Juilliard, she is mindful of the girls she inspired to take it up, and wishes there were more
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Sharon Isbin performs at the Kennedy Centre in Washington. The classical guitarist returns to Hong Kong for the first time in 25 years on Friday when she performs with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation/AFP
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