Belgian guitarist Gilbert Isbin is one of the most interesting, dynamic, and poetic composers writing for the guitar today. Isbin's compositional and performing style defies genre, blending elements of contemporary classical, jazz, early music, world music and improvisation. In favorable comparisons with the likes of Ralph Towner and Egberto Gismonti, his music has been described as "oblique, subtle, and hauntingly beautiful." He has composed more than 400 pieces for guitar(s), lute(s) and small ensembles and performed in festivals and major venues throughout Europe and the US. As a leader and co- leader, he has released an impressive string of recordings on various labels with such international acclaimed artists as Cameron Brown, Joe Fonda, Bruce Arnold, Jeff Gauthier, Scott Walton, Hugh Hopper and Sandro di Stefano.