Christopher McGuire

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Dallas, TX - Will travel up to 270 miles
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I joined GigMasters because I really enjoy playing weddings and events. I do play concerts, but I'm not on the "stuffy" side of the classical world. I also play jazz, pop and folk music with the best professional musicians in the area and internationally. However, I try to stay within a fee range that is affordable. Here's a little about my solo career:

Christopher McGuire is the Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, the Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas and the Classical Guitar Series at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has performed hundreds of solo concerts in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Venezuela, Japan and Spain and has been a guest artist with orchestras and chamber ensembles. He has performed more than 2000 informal performances for about 180,000 children in schools and other community venues for the Dallas Classic Guitar Society, Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, Young Audiences and in cities throughout North America, Spain and Japan. Chris has presented masterclasses at the Juilliard School focusing on the development of outreach programs and performing for younger audiences.

Chris studied with several of the world's foremost guitarists including Andrés Segovia, Oscar Ghiglia, Pepe Romero, Robert Guthrie and Jose Tomas. He received full scholarships to Southern Methodist University on the recommendation of Robert Guthrie and to the Aspen Music Festival on the recommendation of Oscar Ghiglia. In the summers of 1980-82 he had both classes and private lessons with the great Spanish composer Federico Moreno-Torroba and Maestro Segovia. Blues master Stevie Ray Vaughn, a regular in the McGuire family music room in the early 1970s, taught Chris to play the blues in weekly jam sessions. He has held faculty positions at the University of Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington and with the Dallas County Community College District.
In 1985 McGuire won first prize in the Dallas Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. His peers enthusiastically received his performance at the 1993 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Festival in Buffalo, New York and he has been selected to judge the GFA International Competitions in St. Louis, Missouri, San Antonio, Texas as well as Quebec City and Montreal, Canada.
Chris has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the Bruce Wood Dance Company, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Mount Vernon Chamber Music and has collaborated in chamber music with Jose Feghali, Carter Enyeart, Steve Harlos and Swang Lin among many others. He has performed with guitar luminaries including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Charlie Byrd, Bucky Pizzarelli, Roland Dyens, Sergio Assad and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and "jammed"" in casual situations with folks like Chet Atkins, Charlie Pride and Johnny Winter.
Christopher McGuire commands the many expressive qualities of the guitar with what one critic called "unselfconscious intensity." His engaging performance style invites people of all ages to feel they are taking part, not just taking a seat. Audiences and critics on five continents fulfill the prediction by Andres Segovia that, "he will be appreciated and applauded everywhere." In addition to numerous television and radio appearances he was the subject of a half-hour program on Radio Shanghai of China with an estimated audience in thirteen Asian countries of one billion listeners.
Christopher McGuire plays a 2004 Greg Smallman & Sons guitar with Savarez Crystal strings and records exclusively for Acoustic Plus Records.
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He did a fantastic job!

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Christopher McGuire’s Response:

Dear Mary, Thanks for the very kind remark. Chris

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Wedding Ceremony

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Christopher was awesosme! He was very professional, arrived on time and even brought a colleague at his expense as he thought the songs my daughter picked for her wedding would sound better. I would highly recommend him!!

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Christopher McGuire’s Response:

Donna, It was a beautiful wedding. I'm glad we could have a part in making it just right. Chris and Dan

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Chris played at my rehearsal dinner at Joe T Garcia's with one one additional associate. The music was fabulous and exactly what I was looking for! We had a cocktail hour and his music really helped set the tone for the night and gave everyone an extra boost of energy. I specially requested songs by the Gypsy Kings and a similar style and he nailed it! Plan on using him again for parties in the future!

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Christopher McGuire’s Response:

Dear Gabi, Thanks for the very kind review. We enjoyed playing for you and your guests and look forward to seeing you again! Chris

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2018
Oct
23
Corporate Function
The Colony, TX
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
5
Wedding Ceremony
Southlake, TX
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
27
Anniversary Party
Richardson, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
23
Club Event
Richardson, TX
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jun
15
Rehearsal Dinner
Fort Worth, TX
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
9
Wedding Reception
Austin, TX
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Pop Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
World Music Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Christopher McGuire will also travel to Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grapevine, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Addison, Euless, Southlake, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Bedford, Roanoke, The Coloney, Lake Dallas, Hurst, Plano, Arlington, Argyle, Grand Prairie, Denton, Keller, Little Elm, Frisco, Garland, Allen, Haslet, Justin.
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