Claudio Tudisco, Classical Guitarist performs in the San Francisco Bay area in a variety of settings, including dinner parties, weddings, new business openings, wineries, and universities. Classical guitar creates the perfect environment for any occasion. You can be rest assured that your event will be handled with professionalism and poise.
Claudio Tudisco’s musical pieces include: Cavatina, Love Story, Sor’s B Minor, 0p 6 #11, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Bach’s Cello Suite #1, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Return to Sorrento, Oh Marie, Lament (by Andrew York), and many other beautiful Spanish, Italian and Celtic pieces.
I hired Claudio to play at my daughter's engagement party. His music was a lovely addition to the party. He provided a beautiful, soft background for the guests to enjoy. I will hire him again for my next party!
Claudio performed for our birthday event in the Tower Observatory of the deYoung Museum this past weekend, for a crowd of 130. He was wonderful and helped create a perfect atmosphere for our attendees. he was easy to hire, easy to communicate with, and cooperated fully with the deYoung staff in preparation for the vent. He was punctual, dressed impeccably, but most importantly his music was beautiful! He provided background music that was appreciated by all for its skill and mood. I would give him a triple AAA rating, and would hire hi again for small and large events - in our home, at larger venues. Top notch!
Claudio was absolutely perfect. Everybody at the rooftop restaurant dinner commented on how much they enjoyed his guitar playing.
We had great music at our event!
Claudio played for a baby shower that I helped plan. He did a fabulous job and all the guests enjoyed him. I would highly recommend him for any event!
Claudio did a wonderful job for my son's wedding reception. He was very easy to work with and accommodating and his playing was wonderful! Many guests remarked at how lovely the music was.
We will use him again at a future event!
Outstanding and personable. All my guests really enjoyed his music. He was very accommodating, on time, and professional. I'll have him return for a couple more of my garden parties!
Claudio is a very gifted and talented performer. His style is technically flawless without compromising emotion or mood. He and his guitar created the perfect atmosphere for my wife's graduation party. Moreover, he was very pleasant, accommodating and professional in all our interactions. We will not hesitate to hire Claudio again for future events. If you want infuse added heart and class to your event, I suggest you do the same.
Claudio is a very talented and gracious artist. He exhibited great range and sensitivity in his playing and was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Claudio Tudisco is a class act! He is an absolute gentleman as well as a polite and polished professional. He entertained our guests for hours with his seem less style and beautiful melodies. I highly recommend Claudio to add charm, grace, and elegance to any event. I am already planning to hire him for my next cocktail party and dinner party! Thank you Claudio! See you again soon, Madeline
We will definitely use Claudio for our next event!
Claudio arrived an hour before the event to set-up. His music is so beautiful. It was the perfect background music for our event. His services would be great for winery events! Very classy both in appearance and sound.
Claudio was very professional, accommodating and provided very relaxing music for our office Christmas party paired with a bachelor party. Would hire him again.
Claudio played perfect background music for a 70th birthday party held in the private room of a restaurant in Woodside, CA. He communicated well prior to the date of the party, was on-time, courteous, fit in with the party beautifully, and treated everyone to several hours of very special music. I would highly recommend him!
Claudio played two sets at our garden wedding, and was a hit. We had previously made arrangements with a friend's band which fell through a few weeks before the wedding date, and so came to gigsalad. After listening to posted samples we called Claudio and we were luckily able to book him. Claudio arrived on time at our suburban Oakland address, and was self-sufficient, needing only electricity for a small amp. He played for an hour during our reception and again for a half hour at the subsequent dinner, both outdoors. While not a connoisseur, I enjoy classical guitar, and Claudio sounded great. Several guests also told me they loved the music, which formed a background for conversation, food and wine in our garden. Being an open air event the music could be heard clearly or less so depending on position, and did not interfere with socializing. We had asked for, and got, almost all classical pieces.
We are so glad we decided to go with Claudio. He was so amazing playing the guitar. It worked out so perfect, we gave him a couple songs and the rest was basically up to him and it was smooth. He knows exactly what to do, we highly recommend Claudio. We requested a specic song that he did not know how to play when we met before the wedding and took the time to learn it. He aced it, it was perfect. Thanks Claudio for making our wedding special.
Over the past decade I have repeatedly hired Claudio to play for sketch artists at the academy where I work. It is a wonderful experience to be able to capture an artist at his craft in tandem with the exquisite melodies he produces. His music is an absolute pleasure to listen to and affects a soulful languid environment. He has shown himself to be consistently charming and professional in demeanor and we all look forward to when we see him next.
I heard Claudio play at a party in SF years ago and bought a
couple of his CD's. His classical guitar pieces are beautifully
played, deep and meditative. I listen to them a lot. My girlfriend
also loves them. Last year she hired Claudio to play at the grand
opening of her healing center. The music was the perfect background
for the event, and a number of us ended up sitting near Claudio and
talking while he played. I highly recommend him!
Claudio was absolutely wonderful! I hired him to play classical guitar for a formal dinner party in February. He is very talented and played a variety of beautiful songs. His music created such a relaxing atmosphere and he looks so good playing! He was very friendly and professional. He had a wonderful presence!
I hired Claudio to play classical guitar at a very special event- my husband's birthday party. My husband is a great lover of classical music in general, and finding Claudio was the best present I could have given him.
Claudio is exceptionally talented and he plays with guitar from his heart. We all felt like we were sitting in a piazza in Italy. Also, Claudio's handsome appearance and European manner definitely added to the delight we all felt with his beautiful performance
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Italian
What to Expect
Before the planned event, we will discuss the setting for the event, timeframe, your guitar piece preferences (if any), and any other desires you may have.
I always show up early for the event to ensure sufficient time for set up and a timely start time for performing.
I prefer to play from a simple chair. I may need a power outlet for my amplifier.
Born in London, England and of Italian decent, I started playing classical guitar in my teens when I moved to the U.S. studying with John Pignataro, a renowned jazz and classical guitarist from New York.
Music has always been my main interest and passion, exploring new genres, writing and composing numerous alternative rock songs and music videos to satisfy my creative thirst. My main love has always been classical music. Playing a piece written by a well known composer is to get inside his, hers head, and feel the mood expressed by someone other than myself. It is different from creating something out of nothing, and equally fulfilling.
My classical guitar repertoire consists of many well known pieces ranging from Bach to romantic movie themes. It also includes beautiful pieces composed by unknown classical guitar players who share their work on social media. Old and new, I bring it all to satisfy my clients needs and make their special day, indeed special.
Whether winery, a wedding reception, dinner party, Birthday party, private business function, or other event, I look forward to making it special and memorable!
Past Booked Events
|September 20, 2019 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|June 18, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 14, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 20, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 07, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 22, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Grand Opening|
|June 16, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 09, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 13, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|March 22, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Grand Opening|
|August 20, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Baby Shower|
|August 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Graduation|
|May 20, 2017 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|May 12, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 05, 2017 • 4:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 08, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 16, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 10, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
Cello Suite #1 (bach)
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (bach)
cinema paradiso, love theme (Morricone)
Cannon in D Theme (pachebel)
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel (helmore)
A Day in November (brouwer)
Love Story (1970)
O' marie (italian)
Te Quiero (Kindgren)
songs from a secret garden (secret garden)
el corazón trieste (e. can)
immigrant. The Godfather 2 (rota)
B Minor and Op 6 #11 (Sor)
Preludio de Adios (montes)
Nocturnal (e. can)
Queens Dream (celtic)
Serenata para Marie (kindgren)
Ecstasy of Gold (morricone)
Head in the Clouds (linnemann)
Minutar 5 ((link hidden)n)
O' Sole Mio (italian)
Scarborough Fair (annoymous)
Body and Soul (celtic)
After Silence (kindgren)
Canción de Luna (kindgren)
Sea of Crisis (kindgren)
Prayer for a Lost Loved One (lineman)
Return to Sorrento (italian)
Oh Marie (italian)
Snow flight (york)
Winter Largo (Verdi)
It Hurts to Leave (kindgren)
Homage a Rodrigo (kindgren)
El Noi de la Mare (Llobet)
Milonga Antigua (Kindgren)
Em Etude (tarrega)
babe gonna leave you theme (zeppelin)
serata (flamenco piece)
Influences & Inspiration
Traditional and modern classical music and romantic movie themes have inspired my music and performing.