Styles Classical / Spanish
Counties Cheshire • Cumbria • Derbyshire • East Riding of Yorkshire • Greater Manchester • Lancashire • Merseyside • Nottinghamshire • Shropshire • South Yorkshire • Staffordshire • West Midlands • West Yorkshire
Spanish guitarist for hire in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas.
This classical and flamenco guitarist was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England and educated at Bolton School. He studied guitar at the Huddersfield College of Music and later with the eminent Venezuelan guitarist, Alirio Diaz. In 1973 at Huddersfield he formed a highly-successful guitar duo partnership with a vast archive of recordings (they recorded for Teldec Classics, Hyperion, ASV, RCA, Telstar, Box Tree, IMP Classics, Carlton Classics, Erato and many more). The duo have also made numerous broadcasts and have many international tours to their credit.
In 1997 he gave the premiere of his own, "Concerto Primavera" for guitar and marimba with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Ian Tracey.
In 1998 he performed Joaquin Rodrigo's, "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (cond. Carl Davis) to an audience of 3,500.
He played at the Royal Albert Hall in the 2002 BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to these activities, he was also a member of the BBCNorthern Radio Orchestra and currently works occasionally with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra playing both classical and electric guitars (recently playing with them in Hyde Park in the Proms in the Park concert (broadcast in December 2002 on BBC1). He has also collaborated with artists as diverse as world famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, soprano Lesley Garrett, American mezzo soprano, Denyce Graves, flautist Atarah Ben Tovim, the young British tenor and rising superstar, Russell Watson, rock bands Jethro Tull and Deep Purple and jazz/soul singer, Madeline Bell.
He also has a book published by American publisher Mel Bay Publications. It has been enthusiastically received by the critics and is rapidly becoming a best-seller.
"I wanted to book a particular type of guitarist as a surprise for my husband on our wedding day. After searching on the web I found Classical Guitar Agency and was pleasantly surprised at the choice of acts they would be able to provide. I also liked that for most acts I could listen to samples of their music on the site to help me choose. Unfortunately the act I had chosen was out of the country on the date but Geoff suggested another act who would be able to provide exactly what I was looking for. The guitarist was a success with my guests - many of whom bought his cd. I would not hesitate in recommending this company to anyone looking for a musician." Louise White, January 2013
"There's nothing they can"t play. The whole evening constituted a breath of stimulating fresh air in a scene where so many duos simply lack the technical equipment to make it to the big time. For this duo anything is possible." Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar Magazine (for the duo)
"The musicianship was quickly established as first class. The playing throughout was impeccable. It was very demanding on them all and we had all experienced something remarkable." Chris Dumigan Classical Guitar Magazine