John Viento - Classical Guitarist

He studied classical guitar with Vincent Lindsey-Clark at Southampton University where he achieved the highest distinction mark in his year for performance at Masters level. In 2011 he was awarded the St Michael’s Church Scholarship in Southampton. Since graduating, he maintains a busy schedule performing not only guitar recitals but touring internationally as a member of various bands on banjo and double bass.

This Somerset based professional classical guitarist has performed internationally as a soloist and in various bands in America, Canada and Poland as well as playing regular tours of Western Europe and the UK. 

He has a repertoire of beautiful music appropriate for weddings, dinners, parties and other events and can perform up to 2 hours of live music.

He provides his own amplification and can set-up quickly, which makes him an ideal choice when booking for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

Previous venues include:

  • Bristol Cathedral
  • Kings Place, London
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • Stagecoach Festival, California
  • Philharmonie, Luxembourg
  • The Sage, Gateshead
  • St Georges, Bristol
  • Highclere Castle, Berkshire
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John Viento - Classical Guitarist Repertoire

Spanish/South American

  • Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda)
  • Albeniz - Granada
  • Barrios - La Catedral suite
  • Barrios - Julia Florida
  • Brouwer - Berceuse
  • Lauro - El Negrito
  • Moreno Torroba - Sonatina
  • Pernambuco - Sons De Carrilhoes
  • Piazzolla - Libertango
  • Tarrega - Recuerdos De La
  • Alhambra Tarrega - Capricio Arabe 
  • Tarrega - Gran Vals
  • Tarrega - Adelita
  • Tarrega - Lagrima
  • Villa-Lobos - Choro No.1
  • Villa-Lobos - Prelude No. 1
  • Anon - Romance (Jeux Interdites)

Classical

  • Bach - Sarabande & Double from Partita I for Unaccompanied Violin
  • Bach - Prelude in D from Cello Suite No.1
  • Lindsey-Clark - Prelude & Recollection Waltz
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Rodrigo - Adagio from Concerto D’Aranjuez
  • Ryan - Birds Flew Over The Spire
  • Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
  • Sor - Etude No.1
  • Sor - Etude No.5
  • Wagner - Wedding March

Easy listening/Pop

  • ABBA - Winner Takes It All
  • H Arlen – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • Myers - Cavatina

John Viento - Classical Guitarist Feedback

He is a talent. He played at a special event we held in the spring, and everyone thought he was wonderful. Accomplished and professional

Camilla Johns, Wiltshire Music Centre,

Playing to a large audience in Bristol Cathedral, he captivated with his elegant and stylish music-making, blending the familiar with the contemporary. His own enjoyment was shared by all who heard him, and we look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future

Mark Lee, Master of the Choristers & Organist at Bristol Cathedral,

He was an excellent addition to our TSB Birmingham Branch Launch, easy to work with and played beautiful music that added a great ambience to the whole event. It was a pleasure to have him at our new branch opening

Miichelle Jones, Birmingham (February, 2017)

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