CLASSICAL GUITARIST DANIEL ROEST lives and performs in Northern California. Roest ("roost") has given countless solo and ensemble performances in nearly every kind of venue. With a broad range of styles to select from, his Solo Guitar and Flute & Guitar Duo performances shift gears through continents and periods, aimed at pleasing all ages. With teaching, performing and presenting, he leads a full life in the arts, putting his training and decades of experience to work. His concerts are called “fun and entertaining” (Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series,) and moving - “listening to him, we get the feeling that we are with one of the great players of the guitar.”
He earned his B. Mus. and M.A. degrees at San Jose State University, played solo and duo with flute aboard cruise ships to Alaska and began a 30 year (and counting) series of annual concerts at Lick Observatory. He taught guitar at Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges near San Jose until relocating to Folsom in 2001. In 2008 he took the helm of the Sacramento Guitar Society, and now the Society has monthly performances from local, regional and international touring artists.
Some written compliments received:
"Daniel was superb. We intend to invite him to other events in the future." Joe and Susan Taylor, GigMasters customers.
"Daniel is a highly professional and excellent musician. I would definitely hire him again." Miriam Green, GigMasters customer.
"Daniel, What a wonderful evening. Both you and Francesca were a hit with everyone. Some of the comments I received were: 'The evening went too fast. I was mesmerized by the music.' and 'This is what we moved here for. The music along with the education was brilliant.' You raised the bar very high for the next performance. I can't thank you enough for creating a program that I had only envisioned. I will pass you name along to a few other associations that I know of. I will look into all three of your recommendations. Again, thank you and Francesca for giving us such a soulful evening." —Richard Garcia, Brentwood, CA 1/16/13
"Dear Daniel, Thank you for the gift of you and your music today! You are amazing... Please extend my appreciation to Francesca for today's smooth, golden-toned flute music. You are an excellent musical ensemble and I will recommend you whenever I can." —Your fan, Brad Slocum [Director, Westminster Presbyterian Church Music At Noon Program] 1/9/13
“Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for your performance at our wedding in Hakone Gardens. An entire crowd of professional musicians, and you wowed them all. The number of comments I received about your playing were too numerous to count, and they were all variations on a theme: 'Where did you find him? He's absolutely fantastic!' You were so professional and helpful and so easy to work with - not to mention patient... that I felt absolutely no stress about music after talking with you the first time. I'll happily recommend you whenever I can. Please accept the enclosed as an extra token of our appreciation. We're so grateful for your talents and professionalism. Thank to you, our wedding was a wonderful memory we'll treasure forever. Thank you again!” — Yuhri Hirata
“Daniel is a master guitar professional with great insight for selecting appropriate music for all occasions. He is also well versed in ceremony design and is very committed to make your ceremony or reception memorable for both participants and guests. His guitar music is exquisite.”
—Chuck and Marsha Snodgrass, Granite Bay, 5/21/12
“Daniel: I loved your performance... You are so calm and you have a wonderful way of connecting with your audience, and your music is amazing. I listened to your beautiful CD on the way home... I loved it, Daniel. You are truly an artist....thank you for sharing your projects with me! Your playing goes way beyond the technical realm, and into the soul.” —Catherine Altamura, Santa Rosa, 4/24/11
“Daniel Roest's concert in our home was, quite simply, a delight. His playing was elegant and lovely, and his stage presence was friendly, casual and charming. A number of guests insisted that he be invited back for an encore performance.” —David Thomas, 3/26/11
“What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Daniel Roest and Francesca Anderson enthralled me with their beautiful performance. Accomplished is understated—informative is obvious; music to soothe the soul—absolutely. Experience this duo for yourself.” —Regina Maduell, Folsom Public Library.
“Dear Mr. Roest, I was lucky enough to be present for your Mt. Hamilton performance last evening. Your skill and interpretations were endlessly impressive. I enjoyed every piece, and their variety. I look forward to the next chance to hear you, and in the meantime will have to content myself with your recordings. I just ordered Great Guitars. Thanks for a memorable evening.” —Sincerely, Matthew Scott, 8/29/2010
Segovia, Christopher Parkening, John Williams, Muriel Anderson, Mark Hanson, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Bunyan Webb, Robert Burns, Bahram Behroozi, Richard Gilewitz, many others...
Wedding Ceremony in Rutherford, CA on 10/13/2013
"Daniel was great for our wedding. We had a small ceremony with a cocktail hour immediately following. He played the ceremony music and music for the cocktail hour. Our requests for ceremony music were unfamiliar to him, but he took the time to learn them, and even brought an extra guitar for tuning for one of the pieces. And he played everything beautifully! He was pleasant, professional and accommodating, and everyone loved the music. What a talent."
- Megan B.
Anniversary Party in Sacramento, CA on 10/27/2013
"Daniel was superb. We intend to invite him to other events in the future. "
- Joseph T.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Folsom, CA on 09/28/2013
"Daniel is a highly professional and excellent musician. His guitar playing brought a special ambience to the outdoor party setting and all my guests were favorably impressed with his talent and repertoire. I would definitely hire him again.
Even when he wasn't playing he had his own recorded music playing on an excellent sound system. Thank you for a perfect match!"
In addition to Sacramento, Daniel Roest will also travel to Broderick, West Sacramento, El Macero, Represa, Rio Linda, Davis, East Nicolaus, North Highlands, Carmichael, Elverta, Antelope, Clarksburg, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Hood, Woodland, Fair Oaks, Pleasant Grove, Roseville, Nicolaus, Orangevale, Dixon, Yolo, Courtland, Wilton, Folsom, Granite Bay, Knights Landing, Rocklin
and many other locations in and around the Sacramento area.
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