Andy Cooper - Classical Guitarist

This guitarist began playing the guitar at 17 under the tutelage of Dr Melvyn Willen in his native Essex. In 1989 he moved to Leeds to study for a degree in music. There, under the world-renowned guitarist Graham Wade, he was awarded the Leeds College of Music prize for most accomplished classical guitarist in his year.

His first study and passion continues to be the classical guitar and since graduation he has played in numerous bands and ensembles including The Yorkshire Guitar Ensemble which he founded and directed. This last successfully raised much needed funds for St Martins House Children's Hospice from 1999-2006.

He has taught over a thousand guitar students - both classical and electric - from beginner through to grade 8 and beyond. 

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Andy Cooper - Classical Guitarist Repertoire

Classical

  • Pachelbel's Cannon
  • Jésu Joy of Man's Desire
  • Wedding March , Mendelssohn
  • Bridal Chorus, Wagner
  • Avé Maria, Schubert
  • Pavane, Fauré
  • Gymnopedie # 1, Satie
  • The Girl with the Flaxon Hair, Debussy
  • Recuerdos de La Alhambra, Tarrega
  • Gran Vals (Nokia Advert), Tarrega
  • Romanza, (Anon)
  • Prélude from Lute Suite #1, JS Bach
  • Danza Paraguaya, Barrios
  • Cavatina, S Myers
  • Dancer, Pipo
  • Dancer Brasilera, Morel


Jazz Standards

  • I've Got You Under My Skin, Cole Porter
  • All the Things You Are, Jerome Kern
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Jerome Kern
  • Let's Do It, Cole Porter
  • Blue Moon, Richard Rodgers
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Duke Ellington
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street, Jimmy McHugh
  • Ain't Misbehaving, Fats Waller
  • Night and Day, Cole Porter
  • Take Five, Paul Desmond
  • The Entertainer, Scott Joplin
  • Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin
  • Someone to Watch Over Me, George Gershwin
  • They Can't Take that Away From Me, George Gershwin
  • Anything Goes, Cole Porter
  • The Way You Look Tonight, Jerome Kern
  • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Jerome Kern


Show, Film and Popular

  • I Feel Pretty, Leonard Bernstein
  • Eternal Flame, The Bangles
  • Lara's Theme, Maurice Jarre
  • I Could Have Danced All Night, Frederick Loewe
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Ewan MacColl
  • Killing Me Softly, Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
  • Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper
  • True Colours, Cyndi Lauper
  • Blackbird, Lennon and McCartney
  • Here, There and Everywhere, Lennon and McCartney
  • Here Comes The Sun, George Harrison
  • Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
  • (Everything I do) I do it for you, Bryan Adams, co-written with Michael Kamen and Robert John Lange.
  • Your Song, Elton John
  • We Have All the Time in the World, John Barry
  • What a Wonderful World, George Douglas and George David Weiss
  • She's Always a Woman, Billy Joel
  • Moon River, Henry Mancini
  • Don't Go Changing, Billy Joel

Andy Cooper - Classical Guitarist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

Professional and an exceptional guitarist. He arrived on time, prepared and was truly exceptional. I'd highly recommend him.

Sue DeCosta,

He performed at my Mother's 50th birthday celebration. He not only has talent and sounded terrific; but was also easy to work with, kind and considerate. I would recommend him to everyone who would enquire and will certainly work with him in the future if the need arises.

Mark Bradley,

Our ceremony was outside on a beautiful summer day and he was able to provide the perfect touch of elegance and simplicity to complement the event.

Louise Heery,

He was amazing on the night! Right from our initial meeting he provided us with great communication at all times.

Clive and Gerry,