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Tom Rohde, Classical, Brazilian And Spanish Guitar

Classical Guitar from Lusby, MD - Will travel up to 100 miles
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I am a guitarist that specializes in Classical, Brazilian and Spanish guitar music and I play on a nylon-stringed, classical guitar. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where I earned a Masters degree in classical guitar performance with honors. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and have performed throughout Brazil, Taiwan and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. I recently moved to the Washington D.C. area from Boston where I had been working professionally since 1994. I have performed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Ryles Jazz Club, the Regattabar and have played at many hotels, restaurants, weddings and private parties throughout New England and the Washington D.C. area. I have excellent sound equipment and am able to play in almost any setting. I will be happy to discuss and recommend music that would be appropriate for your event and often learn and arrange specific pieces for special events such as weddings. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.



Complete Bio:

Thomas Rohde, guitarist, has performed throughout the United States, Brazil and Taiwan as a soloist and chamber musician. Select performances include the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Spoletto Festival in Charleston, SC, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Ryles Jazz Club and the Regattabar. He has performed with the New World Symphony, the New Bedford Symphony and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's production of the modern opera, Angels in America in 2007.

Mr. Rohde's performance and research interests cross the boundaries between classical, world music and jazz. From 1997-2004 he was a member of the New World Guitar Trio with whom he recorded the CD, Exiled, released in 2000 (available on itunes). He has also played as a percussionist with the Cornell University Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, the Boston based Brazilian drumming groups Samba Tremeterra and Butakaxé and as a tenor banjo player with the Happy Feet Dance Orchestra. Recently he has performed with Choro Democrático, an all-acoustic seven-piece ensemble that plays Choro, a popular Brazilian instrumental style , and the Caravan world music trio, a group that explores traditional and improvisational music from Spain, Ireland, Africa and Brazil.


Rohde holds a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Music degree, with honors, in guitar performance from the New England Conservatory. He has conducted extensive research on Brazilian music, by traveling and studying percussion, dance and guitar in Brazil and the U.S. and has written several entries about Brazilian music for the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music, publication date-March 2013. Mr. Rohde has been on the music faculty of Middlesex Community College, Bridgewater State University and Roger Williams University where he has taught classical guitar, chamber music, improvisation, music appreciation and seminars on Brazilian music and culture. In Fall 2013 he began a Ph. D. program in musicology with a minor in Latin American Music at Catholic University.
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Excellent experience. Tom fit in wonderfully with our guests and his selection of repertoire was exactly what we wanted for the occasion. very easy to work with and very talented. John Vezeris

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Engagement Party

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Tom is a gentleman and focused professional. He played at my surprise engagement party to the delight of the entire crowd. Also, Tom is eager to learn new music in his style. I asked him to learn a few songs that my fiancé would enjoy and I gave him a couple of samples. However, he went out of his way to learn 7 songs and played them masterfully. He was incredible. Thank you Tom making my engagement even more special.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Tom was wonderful. He was extremely organized before the wedding, reaching out to us to make sure we had all of our music picked out and to accomodate any special requests. The day of, he was great as well - we didn't have to worry about anything with him. He was on time, played exactly what we wanted, and most importantly, he's just extremely talented. We received a lot of compliments on how perfect and classy the music was. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks so much Tom!

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2016
Sep
24
Wedding Ceremony
Alexandria, VA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
Private Party
Bethesda, MD
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding Ceremony
Woodstock, MD
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Apr
23
Wedding
Purcellville, VA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Mar
22
Corporate Function
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Sep
26
Private Party
Alexandria, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Package
Starting at $400
  • Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour for $400
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Please note Tom Rohde, Classical, Brazilian And Spanish Guitar will also travel to Dowell, Patuxent River, Solomons, Taylors Island, Fishing Creek, Lexington Park, Church Creek, Madison, St Leonard, Broomes Island, California, Great Mills, Crapo, Hollywood, Park Hall, Woolford, Callaway, Port Republic, St Marys City, Wingate, Drayden, St Inigoes, Compton, Dameron, Toddville, Valley Lee, Cambridge, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, Ridge.
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