I play classical guitar music suitable as a solo performance, or as background music at a restaurant, cafe, or events such as wedding ceremonies. View an example of my music at
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I provide quality classical guitar music that is perfect background music for dinners, corporate events, fundraisers, art shows, and more. I typically charge $75 an hour, play 50 minute sets separated by a 5-10 minute break, for a total period of up to 3 hours. My performance repertoire can be tailored somewhat depending on the vent, for instance, I can include more spanish music, or more traditional classical music, or place more emphasis on modern compositions.
Examples of my playing:
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I am also available to provide music for wedding ceremonies. Please visit the following page for more information.
Ben grew up in the city of St. Louis, where he began studying the guitar at the age of 6. As a member of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, Ben played in numerous masterclasses with such notables as Christopher Parkening and Los Romeros, performed with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis, and played at numerous weddings, fundraisers, and other events. In 2014, Ben graduated from Saint Louis University, where he was a recipient of the Arion Award for Music. Ben is currently pursuing his PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Memphis. In April, Ben was awarded third place in the classical guitar Young Artist Competition of the Beethoven Club of Memphis.
Additional Booking Notes
For most venues, the only thing I require is a chair in which to sit while I play. I can provide light amplification via a small amplifier, but for large spaces where more volume is required I may need a larger system. If the space has a built-in sound system, I can easily hook into that for optimal sound quality.
Past Booked Events
|February 06, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
Gran Valse - Francisco Tarrega
Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro - J.S. Bach
En Los Trigales - Joaquin Rodrigo
Grand Overture - Mauro Giuliani
Fantasia - John Dowland
Un Sueno en la Floresta - Agustin Barrios
Valse no. 3 - Agustin Barrios
Macadelic - Donovan Butez
Prelude and Dance - Aaron Johnson
Caprice no 2 - Luigi Legnani
Tres Apuntes - Leo Brouwer
For a list of wedding repertoire, please visit:
Influences & Inspiration
Classical guitarists such as Andres Segovia, Christopher Parking, Ana Vidovic, and David Russell.
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