Daniel Haines - Classical Guitarist

This classical guitarist was born in London in 1968. Initially taught by his father, he began playing the guitar at the age of four and gave his first solo public performance at age 7. His formal musical education includes a first class B.A.(Hon) degree, an M.A. in performance, and in 2004, he successfully completed a PhD entitled 'Cryptograms In The Music Of Alban Berg' . In 1998, he won 'The Larissa Lovelock Memorial Prize' - part of a Masters Degree scholarship in Classical Guitar performance. He has also composed and performed on library albums and his music has appeared on radio, television and corporate video.

Throughout his career, he has wowed audiences with classical and Spanish standards, virtuoso showpieces and his performances typically features works by Spanish, South American and contemporary composers (e.g., Albéniz, Brouwer, Giuliani, Granados, Koshkin, Lauro, Legg, Barrios Mangoré, de Murcia, Myers, Sor, and Tárrega).

He has given specially invited performances for His Royal Highness The Prince Of Edinburgh and the Archbishop of Canterbury and once gave a private recital to a Zulu King and Prince whilst visiting the Amashlubi tribe in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Many audiences have witnessed his supreme command of the guitar, his sensitive and unique interpretation, his mastery of extended techniques together with his distinctive flamboyant style.

He is also plays a 24 string Baroque Lute.

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Daniel Haines - Classical Guitarist Repertoire

Classical & 19th Century Romantic

  • Mauro Giuliani: Sonata in C major, Op.15 
  • Variations On A Theme By G.F. Handel, Op.107 
  • Richard Schumann: Kinderzsenen, Op.15 , No.1, No.2, No. 3, No.4, No.5,
  • No.6, No.7, No.8, No.9, No.10, No.11, No.12, No.13
  • Richard Wagner: Preludes From Tristan And Isolde, No. 1, No.3
  • Mozart: Andante In C From Piano Sonata 


  • Asturias - Issac Albéniz
  • Sevilla (tr. Harris) - Issac Albéniz
  • Granada (tr. Harris) - Issac Albéniz
  • Dedicatoria (tr. Harris) - Enrique Granados
  • Danza Espanola, No.5 - tr. Llobet
  • Serenata Espanola - Joaquin Malats
  • Six Pavanas (arr. Harris) No.1, No. 2, No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6 - Luis Milán
  • Fantasia X, Galliard - Alonso Mudarra
  • Prelude, Allegro - Santiago de Murcia
  • La Cancion del Emperador - Luys de Nárvaez
  • Espanoleta, Fugue, Pavan, Canarios - Gaspar Sanz
  • Variations On A Theme By Mozart, Op.9 - Fernando Sor: 
  • Variations on the theme La Folia de España Op.15, No.1
  • La Romanesca
  • Two Minuets (in C major from Sonata, Op.22 / in C major from Sonata, Op.25)
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra - FranciscoTárrega
  • ¡Adelita! Mazurka - FranciscoTárrega
  • Lágrima: Preludio - FranciscoTárrega
  • Capricho Arabe - FranciscoTárrega
  • Traditional Spanish Folk Song.: El Testament de Amelia
  • Madronos - F. Moreno-Torroba
  • Nocturno - F. Moreno-Torroba

South American

  • Danza Caracteristica - Leo Brouwer
  • Dos Aires Populaires Cubanos: I. Guajira Criolla II. Zapateo - Leo Brouwer
  • Seis Por Derecho - Antonio Lauro
  • Maria Carolina (Vals Venezolano) - Antonio Lauro
  • Virgilio: Bambuco Tachirense - Antonio Lauro
  • Natalia (‘Vals Criollo’ No. 3’) - Antonio Lauro
  • Vals Venezolano No.2 - Antonio Lauro
  • Aconquija - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Una Limosa Por El Amor De Dios - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Danza Paraguaya No.1 (ed. Harris) - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Las Abejas (ed. Harris) - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Waltz, Op.8 No.4 (ed. Harris) - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Julia Florida: Barcarola - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Choro de Saudade - Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Grauna - Joao Pernambuco 
  • Sons De Carilhoes: Maxixe Choro - Joao Pernambuco 
  • Dengoso - Joao Pernambuco 
  • Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteno: Tango - Joao Pernambuco 
  • Manuel Ponce: Campo (from Sonatina Meridional) - Joao Pernambuco 
  • The Five Preludes: No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5 - Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Choros No.1 in E minor - Heitor Villa-Lobos

Contemporary Classical

  • Hika, Elogio De La Danza - Leo Brouwer
  • The Black Decameron: Three Ballads for Guitar No.1, No.2, No.3 - Leo Brouwer
  • Born Again Idle - Adrian Legg
  • Gebrauchmusik II - Adrian Legg
  • Guitars And Other Cathedrals - Adrian Legg
  • Tune For Derroll - Adrian Legg
  • Koyunbaba - Carlo Domeniconi
  • Usher Waltz - Nikita Koshkin
  • Three Stations On One Road
  • The Princes Toys Suite: No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6
  • Muir Woods - Toru Takemitsu


  • Chick Corea - Sea Journey
  • John McLaughlin - Lotus Feet
  • Scott Joplin - The Entertainer 
  • Lennon & McCartney - Day Tripper 
  • Sting - Message In A Bottle
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication 
  • Don McLean - Vincent 
  • Ralph McTell - Blind Blake's Rag
  • Stanley Myers - Cavatina

J. S. Bach: Prelude In D: From Cello Suite No.1 
Bourree In E minor (Lute Suite)
Prelude And Gigue, BWV1006 (Lute Suite In E Major)
Prelude In C: From Well-Tempered Clavier No.1 
Felix Mendelsson: Canzonetta 
Jean-PhilippeRameau: Gavotte & Variations
Antonio Vivaldi: Adagio: Concerto In G For Two Mandolins
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata In E Major (L.23)

Felix Mendelsson - Wedding March: Midsummer Nights Dream
Richard Wagner - Bridal Chorus: Lohengrin
Other Popular Choices Of Wedding 'Isle' Music Include Have Included The Following:
Mauro Giuliani - Variations On A Theme By G.F. Handel, Op.107 
Lennon & McCartney - Here Comes The Sun
Stanley Myers - Cavatina
Francisco Tárrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Trad. Spanish - Romanza (Spanish Romance)
Rodrigo - Adagio From Concierto De Aranjuez 

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