I am a classical guitarist and I perform solo guitar music ranging from musical periods of the Renaissance up to contemporary music. I am an arranger and perform many of my own arrangements of pieces as well or I can arrange a specific piece you would like to hear on the classical guitar. I give performances for weddings, parties, romantic dinners, or full program concerts. Please contact me with a specific occasion which you would like to have a classical guitarist for and we can discuss how we would like to arrange the performance!
Christopher was an excellent addition to our "Night in Spain " Dinner at Page House Bed & Breakfast in Dublin, Georgia! Our guests were delighted with his performance! Thank you so much! We will hire him again soon! JoAnn Simms, Owner/Innkeeper
Response from Christopher Schoelen - Classical Guitarist:
Thank you JoAnn for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting you and playing for the “Night in Spain” event. I look forward to hopefully performing for another event there soon!
Christopher played beautifully and was cheerful and pleasant. Excellent repertoire, sensitive interpretation.
We had a small wedding ceremony in a park, and Chris was great in creating a beautiful song program, including a special request to compose a version of one of our favorite songs. He's a very nice, professional person and very good about staying in touch and making sure all the details of the event are ironed out. I highly recommend him.
Price Range: $150-800
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
A passionate and sensitive artist, Christopher has always loved the dazzling and wondrous sounds that music has to offer. From blues to heavy punk rock, he has examined and draws his influences from several genres. But the music that truly ignites his soul is the delicate sound of Classical Guitar. Christopher takes great delight in sharing with both American and European audiences the stories and music that he has come to love with all his heart.
Originally from east-central Vermont, Christopher completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University under the instruction of Nicholas Lambson. He went on to perform solo and with a variety of musical groups throughout California and also on the East Coast. Later, he moved to Seville, Spain to learn flamenco guitar and further his study of classical music with the internationally known guitarist, Fransisco Bernier.
After just finished a Masters of Music degree at the New England Conservatory, Christopher is honing his technique and delving deeper into the vast repertoire of this genre under the tutelage of the world-renowned guitarist, Eliot Fisk. He regularly performs works of Bach, Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti, Rodrigo and other well-known composers.
Past Booked Events
|August 30, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|November 15, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Fundraiser|
|June 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 21, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 18, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
Sample Set List:
Study in A Major by Matteo Carcassi
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Sonata in G by Domencio Scarlatti
Melody by Robert Schumann
Adelita by Francisco Tarrega
Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits
Andantino in C & Allegretto in G by Mauro Giuliani
Fantasia 56 by Francesco da Milano
Guardame las Vacas by Luis de Narvaez
Variation on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9 by Fernando Sor
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