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Gary Thorpe - Flamenco Guitarist & Oud Player
This highly sought after flamenco and Spanish guitarist is based in Manchester. He is a very experienced solo performer and has worked extensively in the European world music scene for over 20 years. He is also an in demand recording artist, producer and composer. Aswell as flamenco guitar, he plays many other instruments including Arabic oud and Turkish saz.
He has performed worldwide with musicians including Nitin Sawhney, Nizar Rohana, Natalia Garcia Huidobro, Sheikh Taha, Chico Pere, Guy Schalom and Merlin Shepherd and has studied with flamenco guitarists including Juan Martin, Paco Peña and Francisco Morales.
He plays a mixture of improvised flamenco and traditional Spanish classical guitar which is perfect for themed events, weddings, private parties and corporate events. His solo guitar performances are spellbinding and offer everything from soothing Spanish classical to fast and fiery flamenco. He brings passion and flair to his music which combines traditional falsetas with his own technically excellent improvisations.
Additional flamenco musicians available on request.
Traditional Arabic music also available.View similar acts:
Gary Thorpe - Flamenco Guitarist & Oud Player Feedback
"I wanted to reiterate my thanks to both the guitarist and dancer for a fantastic performances at the Gallery today. They were both absolutely superb and received excellent feedback from visitors and staff alike. Around 670 visitors watched the performances which are some of the highest visitor figures we’ve had for a music and dance performance. Visitors gave the guitarist a standing ovation after his one hour solo set which I’ve never seen in the Gallery. Some visitors sat in front row seats from 12:30 - 3:30pm just to get the best view! Thanks for your help with facilitating these performances. We’re very much looking forward to his return to the Gallery on the 20th August." Jo Keenan, Liverpool Museums, July 2016
"A belated but big 'thank you' for a wonderful session on the 20th June. Your guitar playing was outstanding, and the sound that you created with the oud was remarkable. Fantastic all round. I hope we have occasion to book you again. You are a truly talented musician and we are honoured that you could perform at our celebration." Geoff and Ali, June 2015
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