Shon Boublil is a young classical and jazz concert Guitarist studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Shon is the Grand Prize winner of the Lee Riternour, Yamaha Six String Theory international guitar competition 2010 in Santa Monica and has made his debut recording on Six String Theory CD along with Lee Ritenour, B. B. King, George Benson, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Pat Martino, Mike Stern, Neal Schon, Slash, Vince Gill, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Andy McKee, Guthrie Govan, Joe Robinson and Tomoyasu Hotei.
Shon has won major national and international guitar competitions including: The current 2011 Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition, semifinalist; Grand Prize winner of the Yamaha Six String Theory; the prestigious CMC (Canadian Music Competition), regional, provincial and National; 1st place at the International Classical Guitar Competition of Montreal; Finalist at the Schwob Guitar Competition in Atlanta, GA and the Grand Prix de Guitare de Montreal (2009).
Shon has taken master classes with: Alvaro Pierri (two weeks at the Villecroze Music Academy), Fabio Zanon, Jeffrey McFadden, Remi Boucher and Patrick Kearney. In 2010 Shon organized the first benefit concert of classical guitarists for Haiti with the participation of LE QUATUOR (Marie-Soleil Fortier, Francois Gauthier, Charles Gauvin, Karl Marino), Thierry Begin-La Montagne, Shon Boublil, Jérôme Ducharme, Patrick Kearney. All proceeds from the concert were donated to the Red Cross.
Over the past two years Shon has participated in many private and public concerts in the US, Russia, France and Canada. Shon’s repertoire in his solo concerts includes some of the most exciting pieces written for the guitar. Prior to Berklee Shon participated in Sounds of Hope benefit concert at the Oscar Peterson Hall in Montreal, opening concert of the International Guitar Competition of Montreal 2010, Villecroze Music Academy final concert in France, benefit concerts and in cafe concerts in the Old Cities of Quebec and Montreal. Shon was a student of Christoph Pratiffi, Marie Soleil Fortier and Alvaro Pierri and David Newsam. He is currently studying with Richie Hart and John Baboian.
Shon Boublil is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a D’Addrio Gold Performing Artist