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Take Five with Sharon Isbin / Guitar Girl

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Listing Sharon Isbin's achievements, awards, concerts, and recordings would exceed any reasonable word count. Suffice it to say that her media bio is almost three pages long, each paragraph filled with names, dates, places, and more, all tracing a remarkable career. From performing at the White House to teaching at Juilliard, touring Europe since she was a teenager, appearing as a soloist with orchestras around the world, recording more than 25 albums - several of them Grammy winners - and collaborating with artists in all genres of music, Isbin's professional timeline is endless.

Last year, a long-awaited documentary, Sharon Isbin: Troubadour, was released; since November 2014, it has been broadcast on nearly 200 public television stations. The film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray extended form with extra scenes and full-length performances.

Sharon Isbin was preparing to perform at the Kennedy Center when she took some time for an e-mail interview with Guitar Girl.