The Manchester Classical Guitarist - Classical Guitarist
The Manchester Classical Guitarist is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire, Robert studied with International classical guitarists Craig Ogden and Simon Dinnigan, and composers Andrew Downes and John Mayor.
The Manchester Classical Guitarist has more than 25 years experience playing Spanish & classical guitar at weddings, functions and events. His versatility means he can bring whatever mood a particular event requires, from soft, gentle, beautiful, to more upbeat. However, his unique selling point is his general pazzazz as a guitarist and his ability to really liven things up if required!
He performs regularly for both events and the concert stage, and is well known for being a truly versatile musician. Whilst classical guitar is his main focus, he is also a top acoustic finger style player, a soulful electric pop/rock/blues player, a blues/jazz pianist, a bass guitarist, a keen ukulele player and finally, a country pickin' tenor banjo player.
The Manchester Classical Guitarist is an active composer with a string of international radio, TV and online credits to his name for his music in advertisements, documentaries and information films.
As a guitarist, his versatility means he can skip between genres, styles, techniques, and moods flawlessly, as demonstrated on his 2015 album 'Worlds of the Guitar'.
In his solo concert performances, he combines both classical and cross-over repertoire covering a whole range of styles from baroque to blues, classical, Spanish, jazz, folk, world music and popular. He also features a number of his own compositions.
A former 'Young Musician of the Year' contestant, he has performed in Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Germany, Poland, throughout the UK, and he is one of the few British musicians to have been invited to perform in Belarus, in 2010.
In addition to performing, he runs his own Music School in Cheshire.
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The Manchester Classical Guitarist - Classical Guitarist Repertoire
- The Wedding March - Mendelssohn
- Canon in D - Pachelbel
- Cavatina - Stanley Myres
- Spanish Romance - Anon
- Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S.bach
- Air on the G String - J.S.Bach
- Amazing Grace - Trad
- Oh Happy Day - Trad
- Redemption Song - Bob Marley
- Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
- Alberta - Eric Clapton
- Let It Be - Lennon/McCartney
- Here, There and Everywhere - Lennon/McCartney
- In My Life - Lennon/McCartney
- Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
- Blackbird - Lennon/McCartney
- Norwegian Wood - Lennon/McCartney
- 'Till There Was You - The Beatles Version
- Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon/Garfunkel
- All I Want Is You - U2
- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers Version
- Unforgettable - Irving Gordon
- Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
- Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers
- Missing You - Aerosmith
- All of Me - John Legend
- Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
- Vincent - John Mclean
- Hello Again - Neil DiamondNew York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
- The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Ennio Morricone
- The Very Thought Of You - Ray Noble
Classical / Spanish
- Prelude BWV 999 - J.S.Bach
- Fuge BWV 1001 - J.S.Bach
- Presto BWV 1001 - J.S.BachAndante - Dionisio Aguado
- Rondo in A Minor - Dionisio Aguado
- Granada - Isaac Albeniz
- Capricho Catalan - Isaac Albeniz
- Asturias - Isaac Albeniz
- Capricho Arabe - Franciso Tarrega
- Adelita - Franciso Tarrega
- Lagrima - Francisco Tarrega
- Choros No.1 - Villa Lobos
- Receurdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega
And many more.....
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