Gilbert Isbin is a composer, guitarist, lutenist, improviser, residing in Brugge, Belgium. He recorded more than 20 albums and performed all over Europe and in the US.
His compositions for guitar, lute and ensemble are published by Berben Ediziones Musicales (Italy), The UK Lute Society, Lantro Music (B), Golden River Music (B), Kameleon Editions (B)

Isbin’s compositional and performing style defies genre, blending elements of contemporary classical, jazz, early music, world music and improvisation. Read more

A composition by Walter De Buck – By the Isbin Trio
Gilbert Isbin, lute, Xavier Rau, upright bass, Peter Vangheluwe, percussion

A musical meeting of Worldmusic, Early Music, Folk and JazzIntense, lyrical, poetic, melodical and accessible and often surprisingly dynamic, imaginative, exotic …

Isbin Trio


Gilbert Isbin 13 Questions

Gilbert IsbinI always followed my own path. I composed, performed and recorded the music that I personally liked. Never did concessions. And that’s fair enough for me.

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Gilbert Isbin / Iain Cameron

Adventurous music that references contemporary jazz, classical avant-garde,
chamber music, avant-rock,… For Digital Horn, synthesizers and midi guitar. Read more