Joseph Rincón has been honing his abilities on the guitar for over eighteen years and has performed extensively throughout the United States and in Spain. He earned his B.M. in Performance degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as receiving a formal recognition as "Outstanding Performer" by the faculty of the department of music. He also received two additional recognition and scholarships from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for his exceptional skill in music performance.
In 2017, he completed the Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clásica program at the Universitat d'Alacant, in Alicante, Spain. During his time in Spain, he studied closely with world-renowned guitarists such as Manuel Barrueco, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Pepe Romero, Fabio Zanon, and Grammy-Award winning guitarist David Russell.
Over the years, he has been recognized for his outstanding musicality and his passionate performances. His guitar playing and musicianship has been described as "a combination of deep and moving musical ideas with beautiful sound and refined technique". His performances are energetic and highly expressive, whether he is performing for a large audience or a small and intimate gathering.
In addition to frequently performing in the Charlotte, Lake Norman, and surrounding areas, he is also an inspired music teacher. He teaches various styles of guitar, including electric and steel-string acoustic guitar, as well as different musical genres such as rock, blues, and folk. As an instructor, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in them. He is a highly dedicated professional with a desire to not only teach students how to play the guitar but to learn how to use the guitar as a vehicle of musical expression.
Reviews from past clients:
"We hired Joey to play at our daughter's wedding last fall at Rocky River Vineyards. He played for an hour before the wedding as guests arrived, then segued masterfully into the procession and wedding march. She chose Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg for the procession, and Crystal by Fleetwood Mac for the wedding march, which Joey arranged beautifully. The melody of the classical guitar set a romantic and elegant tone for her late afternoon wedding. Joey was fantastic and we couldn't be happier with his performance. Would definitely recommend."
"During the summer of 2013, we secured Joey Rincon's services for a large family dinner celebration held in Charlotte. We discussed the type of atmosphere and music we desired, and Joey accommodated our needs beautifully. He was very accessible, prompt in responding to phone calls and emails, and was punctual and courteous on the day of the event. He is an accomplished guitarist, polite, and personable. We found his fees for service to be quite reasonable. Without hesitation, we give Joey our wholehearted endorsement for his work as a professional musician, and wish him much success in the years to come."
-Dee & Joe Christian
"I recently hired Joey to play classical guitar music at my son's rehearsal dinner. It was a picnic and I felt Joey's style would add so much to the evening. He was prompt, professional and an excellent musician. Everyone really enjoyed the music. I have already recommended him to several of my friends for events they have coming up this year. I would be delighted to have Joey play at another event for our family. I also believe he would be an excellent addition to any business or commercial event."
-Lisa V. Femrite
"Thank you for providing such lovely music. It made the event so much better."
-Esther Carrasco (UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens)
"Joey's performance was well received and he was a professional in every way. We will be using his services again in the future."
-Jeff Gillman Ph.D. Director, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
"Awesome Classical Guitarist!! Joey played for my wife and I for our anniversary picnic dinner. We had dinner at the UNCC Botanical Gardens in the Asian Garden. I communicated with Joey about where we wanted to set up and the mood that I was going for and he could not have done it more perfectly! The evening went exactly the way I envisioned it! Joey was extremely professional and dressed very nice for the occasion as well. I would definitely recommend him for any event."