Michael Smith - Spanish Guitarist

This classical guitarist has played for Royalty both here and in Arabia, for Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, for the Red Army in Transylvania and for the film star Elizabeth Taylor in Rome. He has also appeared alongside many major personalities including Anna Ford, George Melly, Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch), Robert Hardy, Sham 69, Ken Dodd, Lisa Stansfield, Pattie Boulaye, and in August 2000, he played Rodrigo's Concerto for the 100th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen Mother at her castle in Glamis.

Major events include the opening of the G-Mex in Manchester, the BMW-Jaguar Rally, Caravan Club of GB, 1st Guitar Concerto at The Barbican, London and he was especially requested by the Spanish National Team to entertain them during their last World Cup visit.

He has been an Examiner for the Universities of Wales and Huddersfield and he is currently an Examiner for the Royal Northern College of Music. In addition to this, he has been on the Adjudication panels in many competitions including Volos/Greece, Asissi in Italy, Vologda in Russia and Zwolle in Holland.

He plays repertoire suitable for weddings, dinners, conferences,wine- bars, parties in addition to a very wide classical package. Guitar Wizards play also for clubs, parties, etc where dancing may also be involved.

The reviews below rank as some of the finest ever given to any artist in the named newspapers/journals...

'We must double-underline the stupendous execution on the guitar of MS; he has given us a clear vision of the infinite possibilities of this instrument.'

'The guitar is a fascinating instrument and MS is an incredible player. One example of this was the glittering Grande Sonata by Paganini where the breakneck outer movements framed a beautiful Romanza.'

'No matter where you were last Sunday night, you missed a real treat if you were not at Valley College. One of Britain's finest guitarists gave a concert. Watching him play made one think it was easy. His fingers were like steel-bands as they held the chords and the quickness of his hands resembled lightning as he struck the strings over and over.'

'He played each Variation with increasing 'bravura' until the eye could not follow what the ear had just heard. This was a first-class concert.'

'He belongs to the very front rank of guitarists.'

'In the Days of Guitar Festival in Bratislava, the greatest events were, first, the concert of the English guitarist MS who had to play many encores to a very enthusiastic audience.'


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Michael Smith - Spanish Guitarist Repertoire


  • Air In G /Bach
  • Sor / Studies
  • Tarrega / Preludes
  • Tarrega / Caprichio Arabe
  • Albeniz / Leyenda
  • Albeniz / Granada
  • Albeniz / Malaguena
  • Llobet / 3 Catalan Songs
  • Granados Spanish Dances 5 & 6
  • La Danza / Pipo
  • Sanz / Suite In D; 9 Parts
  • Dowland / King Of Denmark's Galliard
  • Clarke / Trumpet Voluntary
  • Purcell / Trumpet Tune
  • Lecuona / Malaguena
  • Lecuona / Breeze And I
  • Brouwer / Dance Of The Andes
  • Brouwer / Cuban Lullaby
  • Reis / Valse
  • Reis / Xodo Da Baiana
  • Villa-Lobos / Preludes
  • Tesar / Ballades
  • Tansman / Polish Dances
  • Paganini / Romanza
  • Morel / Latin Dances
  • Guimaraes / Sons De Carrilhoes
  • Falla / Millers Dance
  • Giuliani / Dances, Romances


  • Deerhunter (Cavatina)
  • Love Story
  • From Russia With Love
  • Romanza (Neil Played This For Elizabeth Taylor In Rome)
  • Light My Fire
  • El Condor Pasa
  • Argentina
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • The Way We Were
  • Imagine (Beatles)
  • Fool On The Hill (Beatles)
  • Norwegian Wood (Beatles)
  • Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)
  • Guantanamera
  • Memory (Cats)
  • Feelings
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Spanish Harlem
  • Santa Lucia
  • Danny Boy
  • Borodin Prince Igor Theme
  • Chariots Of Fire
  • Canon (Pachelbel)
  • Scarbrough Fair
  • Edelweiss
  • La Paloma
  • La Golondrina (Mexican)
  • Yellow Bird
  • Wonderful World
  • Funny Valentine
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Those Were The Days
  • Midnight In Moscow
  • Amazing Grace

Plus a mix of Flamenco, Classics Latin-American & Italian Solos

Michael Smith - Spanish Guitarist Feedback

"Thanks Geoff. Everything went well with the guitarist who played the style of music we wanted and was flexible with his timing. He arrived in good time and was appropriately dressed for the occasion. Your booking system was simple and I would be happy to recommend the artist and your agency. Best wishes" Jim Lester

"I just wanted to send you a brief note to thank you for your help with our wedding a couple of weeks ago. Guests have told us how much they thought the music added to the theme and atmosphere of the day, and me and Jen are extremely appreciative for your contribution to this. From a personel point of view, the part that you played in my speech was absolutely perfect - would not have changed a thing about it, so thank you. All the best in the future." Antony Neill, August 2013

"I just wanted to say thank you to the guitarist you provided for my wedding on 14th May 2013. He was very professional, an excellent guitarist and perfect for the venue. We would highly recommend him. Many thanks for your services." Regards, Rob & Debbie Furniss May 2013