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David Allen Coester Classical - Fingerstyle Guitar

Classical Acoustic Guitar from Ithaca, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $1000 per event
Performing in Ithaca and Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

David Coester is a classically trained guitarist and teacher. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Guitar Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and spent 18 years in New York City.

Available for performances in and around Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.

LIVE MUSIC MAKES YOUR EVENT AN EXPERIENCE PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER.

Live music creates ambiance. Guitar music is romantic, classic, stylish, and complements any event – dinners, cocktail hours, corporate events, art openings, weddings, or receptions.

Instrumental guitar music and finger-style playing fills space with beautiful ambient sound that allows conversation to happen without the potential distraction of vocals. The intimate sound of the solo guitar provides an elegant atmosphere unequaled by other live music experiences.

WEDDING DAY MUSIC.

Solo classical guitar music is an elegant addition to wedding ceremonies. Now with a battery powered amplifier David can bring music to your outdoor ceremony wherever it may be held. Intimate and romantic, the guitar can be used for the pre-ceremony, the processional, the recessional, and at any time during the ceremony. Guitar music can also be incorporated into a cocktail hour or dinner before a band or disc jockey begins playing.

Arrangements for solo guitar have been made of most wedding music favorites. If there is a special piece of music the bride would like, solo guitar arrangements can be made if requested in advance. Duets with guitar and flute, violin or voice are also available.

AN EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN.

David Coester is a classically trained guitarist and teacher. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Guitar Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and spent 18 years in New York City.

David's playing covers a wide range of musical interests. While especially committed to 20th-century composers and to the music of J. S. Bach, his repertoire also includes light classical, popular jazz standards and finger-style arrangements.

In addition to teaching, David plays regularly at private parties, weddings, and gallery openings, and has given concert lectures for audiences at the Chautauqua Institution among other organizations. His most recent public recital was held at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. He has also performed at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C., the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome, Italy, and the Seoul Arts Center in Korea.



PURE QUALITY SOUND..

David uses the state-of-the-art Bose Cylindrical Radiator Speaker which produces an exceptionally natural sound that radiates evenly throughout an audience of up to several hundred. Even at low volume levels, the sound reaches every corner of the room equally.

While live music creates a special ambiance that turns a typical evening out with friends and family into an event, it should not overwhelm casual conversation. The Bose system allows your guests the opportunity to converse naturally (even if they are directly next to the speaker) or pay close attention to the music if they choose. Physically unobtrusive, the sound system may not even be noticed.
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David performed for our wedding ceremony and reception. We were extremely pleased with his performance. We received nothing but compliments all night and thereafter from guests both young and old. David is a supremely talented guitarist with a wonderful, well-rounded repertoire. He was a complete professional in his appearance and how he conducted himself. It was a sincere pleasure working with him, and I would wholeheartedly recommend David to others.

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David was EXCELLENT! He learned several songs for our wedding ceremony. He stayed an extra half hour during dinner since we were running behind schedule. My cousin, who is a professional opera singer and sang at our wedding, said that he is a very 'smart' guitarist and she might do some collaborative work with him in the future. Many guests commented on how beautiful his playing was. We would HIGHLY recommend him.

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David, thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You made a beautiful event all the more. Kerry

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2016
Sep
17
Wedding Reception
Vestal, NY
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Nov
14
Wedding Ceremony
Binghamton, NY
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2014
Sep
20
Wedding Ceremony
Geneva, NY
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2013
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Williamsport, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Nov
9
New York Wine & Culinary Center
Canandaigua, NY
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2013
Oct
27
Glenora Vineyard
Dundee, NY
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
Special Arrangements
Various composers
Sleepers Awake
J.S. Bach
Cello Suite 1 arranged for Guitar
J.S. Bach
Choros 1
Villa Lobos
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Sheep May safely Graze
J.S. Bach
Ave Maria
Schubert
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
In My Life
Beatles
Classical Guitar
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New Age Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Christmas Music Piano
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Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note David Allen Coester Classical - Fingerstyle Guitar will also travel to Etna, Freeville, Jacksonville, Slaterville Springs, Brooktondale, Newfield, Dryden, Lansing, Groton, Mc Lean, Mecklenburg, Owasco, Trumansburg, Willseyville, Harford, Alpine, Sennett, Spencer, Locke, Interlaken, Odessa, Richford, Van Etten, Candor, Cayuta, Genoa, Burdett, Berkshire, King Ferry, Cortland.
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