Pablo Cortez - Flamenco and Classical Guitarist
Hire this Spanish guitarist for your wedding or Spanish themed event - available as a solo guitarist or with 1 or 2 female flamenco dancers.
He plays both flamenco guitar and classical music from Spain and Latin America.
As his performances cover the entirety of the flamenco repertoire his audiences are treated to music which ranges from passionate, energetic or sorrowful to light hearted and celebratory with characteristics which are not only Spanish but also include South American and Moorish scales, harmonies and rhythms.
His playing can be very virtuosic but at the same time he makes sure that his choice of pieces are enjoyable to all audiences.
He comes originally from Cartagena in the South east of Spain and has performed in Spain at many prestigious flamenco festivals and concerts.
In Britain he has performed as a soloist and accompanying flamenco dancers and singers at The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as many other concert halls and music festivals.
"He is a flamenco guitarist of tremendous passion and virtuosity". Classical Guitar Magazine.
This act is also available to hire with a Flamenco Dancer
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This Act's Average Star Rating
“Pablo was brilliant. He did a great job playing some wonderful guitar music whilst there were a lot of people around, drinking and chatting. His last set was magical, by then the bulk of the guests had gone, it was a warm evening in the garden with fairy lights twinkling and candles glowing and his beautiful music playing, it was just as I had envisaged. Loved him. ”
“He was on time and played beautifully for the full length of the party - I would book him again if the situation arose.
The booking process was easy and all questions dealt with comfortably.”
“Absolute fantastic, well organized, punctual, friendly and very attentive.”
“We just wanted to send you an email to say how grateful we are for you performing at our wedding. You made the atmosphere fantastic and really added something special to the whole day. You were perfectly professional and we are so glad we booked you for our wedding. We've added a photo the photographer took of you as well. Many many thanks.”
Jon and Kirstin, Blisworth Northamptonshire
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for your performance yesterday it was perfect !!! I had lots of compliments about your music. I will look forward to meeting you properly when you come and collect your payment.”
Jayne Spencer, Towcester Northamptonshire
“My expectations were exceeded! The guitarist played exceptionally well for my Dad's birthday party amid a mixed group who were all entertained, even the baby was jigging about on the floor! It was lovely that the guitarist was also happy to talk guitar with my Dad so he could have a trip down memory lane. Highly recommended.”
Helen Wiles, Olney Buckinghamshire
“Thank you SO much for the wonderful performance yesterday for Keith's birthday celebrations. The dancing & music was perfect & made my husband's day very special.”
Jackie Newman, Oxfordshire
“Once again thank you so much for your beautiful performance on our wedding day. It was remarked upon by so many and Hannah and I are thrilled that you agreed to perform for ourselves and our guests.”
Sam and Hannah Kulak, Ashbourne Derbyshire
“My wife and I would like to thank you so much for the marvellous recital you gave yesterday in St. Albans. I am an (amateur) aficionado of true andalucian guitar and it is so rare that we have in the UK the chance to hear the real thing played with such superb expertise and feeling. We will be looking out for your appearances in future and hope you will soon return to Westminster Lodge. It was a wonderful experience.”
Ian Ashton, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
“Thank you so much for a wonderful performance. You were everything and more than I could have imagined. Our guests have not stopped talking about the difference you made to our occasion. I simply don't know how to thank you enough.”
Louise Simpson, Retford, Nottinghamshire
“The highlight of the week. I would like to thank you very much for taking part in the Evening Programme this year. Your contribution to the overall experience of the Summer School was very much appreciated by staff and students who attended. Many students told me that the guitar recital was the highlight of the week and all said it was a wonderful way to begin the week here. I do hope you will consider taking part in next year's Evening Programme! With many thanks.”
Lorna Spencer, Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire
“You played beautiful music at our wedding in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on 16 July, both as Ali walked down the aisle and again at the reception in Sutton Courtenay. I wonder do you have any CD's for sale? I would like to buy one (or more) very much. Thank you so much for your music on that day it was very beautiful.”
Tristan Webb, Oxfordshire
“The guitarist played for my partner's 50th birthday party in our garden at home and he was absolutely fantastic, I would thoroughly recommend him as the music was beautiful and the tone just right for our small gathering. Thank you!”
Laura Collins, Cheltenham
“Thank you so much for your wonderful playing at my party. It was divine. Hope to use your services another time.”
Marit Bell, Reading Berkshire
“Thank you again for your incredible performance. I got so many compliments from members of the audience. With respect to donations, the concert was a huge success- we raised 1005.60, including a really generous donation from a member of the audience. Thanks again.”
Carl Olavesen, Oxford
“Estelle and I booked the guitarist to play at our wedding at St Giles House in Norwich. From the beginning of the process the guitarist provided us with clear information, access to a range of examples and suggested the best way to work with the ceremony and breakfast. His planning for the day was impeccable, even taking a taxi from an easily accessible car park to the venue to ensure he was not delayed looking for the hotel in an unfamiliar city. And I've not even mentioned his amazing guitar playing. A mixture of traditional flamenco and classic Spanish pieces perfectly complemented the theme of the wedding. The guitarist took a few breaks as planned and beyond the initial meeting with him at the start my new wife and I didn't need to worry about anything. Highly recommended.”
Craig McColl, Norwich
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. Everyone loved it and it really added to the atmosphere and helped make the day really special. Thank you again for your professionalism and timeliness and the lovely music.”
Martin Mc Cracken, Oxford
“I hired the guitarist as a surprise for my wife's 40th birthday party in our house, he was wonderful. We are both fans of authentic flamenco (Paco de Lucia, Paco Pena) and have spent several holidays in Andalucia tracking down the real thing. The guitarist was as good as anything we have seen in Granada or Cordoba, a real master of his art. All our guests said what a wonderful and atmospheric addition his playing was to our party - one who was a guitarist himself even said the guitarist was doing fretwork and finger picking the likes of which he had never seen in 20 years of playing himself! The guitarist was also polite and punctual and very understanding that there were lots of small children around (he even let one have a go on his guitar!) I would thoroughly recommend the guitarist for fans of true flamenco.”
Fin Kennedy, St Albans
“The act was excellent,well presented, they arrived bang on 4pm and left at 7.45. They displayed a very high technical ability and it was interesting to hear an explaination of the playing of the palillos, and to have the guitarist giving us background to the palos he played - a wonderful performance. They are a very simpatico duo. Your booking process was very straightforward and my questions answered promptly. My wife thought it was a wonderful surprise. Many thanks to you and we reiterate our appreciation of their performance.”
, Peter Place
“The evening was a great success and all our customers and staff thought the flamenco guitarist was fantastic. He was early and flexible to our needs, and it was a pleasure to have him play here. We would definitely think of you for any future engagements. Kind regards.”
Clare Tring, The Bell At Hardwick
“I thought I would let you know how pleased we were with the guitarist's performance. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed his playing, which made the evening particularly special. He arrived in plenty of time, was well organised ready for arrival of our visitors, and talked about his music with our interested guests. We would certainly recommend him. Thank you again and Best wishes,”
Stephen & Deborah Clamp,
“Thank you for your email and arranging the music for our wedding. He was a brilliant flamenco guitarist and we all enjoyed his playing. He arrived on time with good manner. Our all guests loved the music! I am really glad that I had him for my big day! Also your service was brilliant. I love quick reply and attention as I am an Japanese ;) Thank you very much Geoff and please tell big thank you to the guitarist as well (even I already sent thank you email to him).”
“He was very punctual and together with Lauren gave an excellent performance. His guitar play was applauded by many of my friends and Lauren’s dancing was great to watch. The whole performance was a great success and I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend the duo for any future party. Your website helped me find the duo and I am grateful for your help.”
“The flamenco duo brought something extra special to our party. The guitar sounded wonderful and Maria gave her all with castanets and footwork. Big thanks to them and you for the organisation and performance.”
“Wow - what can I say? He really made our day - the guests loved him and he really added to the atmosphere as we were going for a Spanish themed event. He was punctual, polite and he just kept going and going! I would definitely recommend him- he was excellent. Thank you very much”