Anna Strong - Classical Guitarist

This classical guitarist plays stunningly beautiful music for all types of event, as appreciated by Gok Wan, Champneys, and several A-list clients for weddings, birthdays and any celebration or event imaginable.  Based in the south east of England, this guitarist plays regularly in London and the home counties, as well as further a field, including the United States, Canada and Asia.

A large and varied repertoire is available from classical and romantic, to popular, jazz, Latin, Spanish and traditional.  Any special favourite tune can always be accommodated for your ceremony.  

With a wealth of experience and willing to travel any time and to any place for clients, this guitarist has performed in literally 100s of concert halls, churches, country houses, corporate functions, private homes and gardens.  Some of the more unusual locations include the thirteenth century castle ruins at Hadleigh, and the active volcanic slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, and (arguably) Europe's top location, the viewing platform of the London Shard! 

For a warm intimate atmosphere, and for larger events, subtle amplification is applied.  

"......that was absolutely beautiful.” BBC Essex

"The respect accorded to the guitarist throughout this demanding recital was a true reflection of the performer's ability. She never put a foot wrong
 stylistically, with immaculate pace and timing and balance, tackled the programme with self assurance and skill..." Classical Guitar Magazine

“... altogether an artist, who we are looking forward to hearing again."
Sidney Harland, Scarborough Guitar Society

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Anna Strong - Classical Guitarist Repertoire

Classical

  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Capricho Arabe (Tarrega)
  • Romance (Anon)
  • Sound of Bells (Pernambuco)
  • Concerto de Aranquez (2nd mvt) (Rodrigo)
  • Concerto in D (Vivaldi)
  • Preludes 1 -5 (Villa-Lobos)
  • El Testament d’Amelia (llobet)
  • Danza Paraguaya, Vols Op 8 No 4 (Barrios)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
  • Canon in D (Pachabel)
  • Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Barcarolle (Offenbach)
  • The Swan (Saint Saens)
  • Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
  • Cavatina  - theme from the Deerhunter (Myers)
  • Various Suites (Bach)
  • Nessun Dorma
  • Amazing Grace

Latin, Spanish, Flamenco

  • Leyenda (Albeniz)
  • Malaguena
  • Alegrias
  • Maria Elena
  • Aquarelo do Brazil
  • La Paloma
  • Tico tico
  • La Bamba

Popular

  • Stand by Me
  • Dancing Queen (Abba)
  • Hotel California
  • Halleluja (Cohen)
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Summertime (Gershwin)
  • Spanish Eyes
  • O Sole Mio
  • Imagine (Lennon)
  • Hey Jude (Beatles)
  • Let it Be (Beatles)
  • I Want to hold your Hand (Beatles)
  • Windmills of your Mind
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Up where we belong
  • Folk selections from around the UK

Jazz and Blues

  • Fascination
  • Misty
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Smoke gets in your eyes
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Taking a Chance on Love
  • Take Five

 

Anna Strong - Classical Guitarist Feedback

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Your music is phenomenal and touched me... Music is not a big enough expression, it does not capture the beauty that you weave in sound. Anyway I wanted to thank you!

Jack, Woodbridge

It was an exceptional and diverse selection you played. Looking forward to the next CD!

Cathy Darby, Leigh-on-sea

I loved it. Every melody was pleasant, some unknown, most were known. All touched the emotions. Thank you for the hours of practice!

Pat, Woodbridge

It is a year since you gave that wonderful performance... people still mention your wonderful playing at the memorial service. Thank-you once more.

DJ, North Wales

We think often of your recital at Woodbridge, and the pleasure you gave us all. One day, we'd love to ask you again.

Peter and Mary, Woodbridge

Thanks for your beautiful playing last night, it was much enjoyed by all - "...the guitarist played beautifully, now I know why you bought her CDs"

Ian and Mary, Woodbridge

Thank-you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding - we thought it was delightful and I am so happy that our paths crossed at Piccadilly Circus... all those months ago! It was lovely that you were an important part of our special day.

James and Ginny,

We all appreciated your lovely playing at our 60th. Thanks very much!

Ken and Betty, Banfleet

Thank-you so much for the delightful music that you played throughout our daughter's wedding. Everyone enjoyed listening to your guitar playing. The wedding wouldn't have been the same without your music and we will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future.

Mr and Mrs Pinks, Danbury

Just a note to say thank you for playing at Sarah and Graham's wedding reception. We had many compliments on your behalf and your music was a delight to listen to. Thanks for helping to make their wedding day a day to remember in every way.

Mr and Mrs Beaty, Ockendon

Just wanted to say, thank you for playing your beautiful music for our wedding day. All of our guests said how nice it was and I think it made our day more special.

Angela and Jason, Chemlsford

Thank-you very much for the beautiful music you played at my daughter's wedding. Everyone enjoyed the music and you helped towards a perfect day

M Warner, Maldon

Thank-you for all your hard work, the music was wonderful

J Colderwood, Stock

I would just like to thank you for coming and playing at my birthday celebrations. Everyone commented on your playing and your talent was very much appreciated!

M Bird, Shoeburyness

Many thanks, and may you continue to bring beautiful music to our ears for many years to come.

Callum, Thorpe Bay

I just wanted to thank you so much for yesterday and bringing the sunshine too. Everyone commented on your beautiful music!

Sara, Hadleigh

I just wanted to say that you were the perfect choice for our garden party. We were absolutely thrilled with your guitar playing and we have received lots of compliments about you. You helped make our day very special and we just wanted to say Thank-you. You were fabulous!

Richard and Rena, Hadleigh

I just wanted to say a huge thank-you for playing at our wedding on 26th July, the feedback I had from the guests was fantastic... I have to say you set the scene perfectly. My husband said he felt extremely emotional when you played 'Imagine'... and my entrance was perfect as was the exit music. I really can't thank you enough!

Vanessa, Westcliff-on-sea (26-July-2017)

Thank-you so much for playing at our wedding on the 29th. You were all we hoped for and more, fantastic!!

Jeannette and Nick,

I wanted to thank her for her performance, which was pitch perfect in every sense. As well as providing exactly the kind of music I had hoped for, she was very adaptable when it turned out she would have to play in two different parts of the venue. She was relaxed and a pleasure to work with, and yes, smartly dressed. A traffic accident held her up for a short while but she texted me with a warning and in fact arrived in plenty of time. The booking procedure was very straightforward, and I think I said before that I found your website very easy to navigate. So you can think of me as a very satisfied customer! Please convey my warmest thanks to the guitarist.

, Suzy Powling, Otley Hall

Thank you for your email requesting feedback for our event. Anna was perfect for our needs and played beautifully and professionally from a varied repertoire, and all our guests thought the same. Anna was a quiet thoughtful lady, dressed perfectly for the occasion and came well in advance of her due time to start playing. We have had an enquiry about her and have informed the guest that we have a contract with you for a year and have given them your website address. We would definitely recommend Anna to anyone. Your booking process was easy to navigate and we found you very helpful in our dealings. Best wishes, and thank you again.

Helen and Mike Stokoe,

Anna Strong - Classical Guitarist Set Up

Anna uses light amplification unless requested otherwise, but can supply a self powered amplifier by arrangement, where no mains power supply is available.