Dana Starkell

Classical Guitar from Davenport, IA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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**WINNER OF "TOP NATIONAL GUITARIST" ON GIGMASTERS**
Dana Starkell received Gigmasters Best of 2012-2016 awards as a solo classical guitarist. Dana performs for receptions, cocktail hours, and special occasions. Dana's lifelong passion for music, performing experience, and elegant classical guitar repertoire will make him a perfect compliment to your event. You will appreciate his prompt and professional service.

Dana began his solo career during a two-year world-record canoe trip from Canada to Brazil. During a stop in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dana performed his first formal concert at The University of West Indies. A few months later, Dana's second performance was held at a small restaraunt in city of Belem, Brazil. Soon-after his return from South America, Dana won the Senior Classical Guitar category of the Manitoba Music Festival and he has continued to develop his skills from that time. Dana has attended master classes held by world renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, and taken lessons from John Sutherland, David Brandon, and Norbert Kraft. Dana's music is available on iTunes – three albums spanning Renaissance, Spanish, and Baroque styles.

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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2011 - Top Guitarist

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Dana just played at our wedding in September at the Botanical Garden in Des Moines and he did an amazing job for us. He really is a talented musician and everyone tremendously enjoyed his music. What's more, he was so easy to work with and really went out of his way to understand what we wanted. He was always on the ball with follow-up and planning and everything was exactly as he described. To say he over-delivered is an understatement. He was our favorite wedding vendor, hands down. Book him for your next event, you won't regret it!!!!!!

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Dana was amazing to work with for our wedding. He is incredibly talented, creative and beyond professional. He was such a pleasure to work with and his music was loved by all of our family and friends. Thank u Dana!!

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With 3 days notice, I contracted with Dana to provide music for a very small chapel wedding to surprise the bride and groom. Dana's website was an enormous help, allowing me to listen to the pieces before we selected the music. Dana did a great job. We were delighted with his professional, unobtrusive service. Most importantly, the music was positively lovely and truly added to the special day. The guests commented on how much they loved the music. We wished he didn't have to stop and that we could have taken him along to play for the rest of the evening! I highly recommend Dana for a wedding and think he'd be great for a full night of musical entertainment.

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2018
Oct
28
Lorelei Cabins
Dubuque, IA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
May
26
Minnesota Boat Club
Saint Paul, MN
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
2
Duck Creek Park
Davenport, IA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Oct
6
Tournament Club of Iowa
Polk City, IA
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
20
Big Cedar Lodge
Ridgedale, MO
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
TaxSlayer Center
Moline, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
May
26
Hauberg Estate
Rock Island, IL
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Apr
22
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Davenport, IA
10:30 PM - 11:15 PM
2018
Mar
18
Sharonville Convention Center
Cincinnati, OH
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ave Maria
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude in C (BWV 846)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude in D (BVW 1007)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G
Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo
Antonio Vivaldi
Gymnopedie I
Erik Satie
Isla Verde
Dana Starkell
Veracruz
Dana Starkell
Delphina Azul
Dana Starkell
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Please note Dana Starkell will also travel to Pleasant Valley, Rock Island, Bettendorf, Moline, Mc Causland, Eldridge, Buffalo, Blue Grass, East Moline, Hampton, Milan, Montpelier, Walcott, Andalusia, Silvis, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, Dixon, Donahue, Long Grove, Barstow, Le Claire, Rapids City, Taylor Ridge, Stockton, Colona, Princeton, Port Byron, Durant, New Liberty.
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