Phil – Classical Guitarist

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    Phil was born in Sydney and discovered the guitar at the age of seven whilst playing in an empty house in Paddington.

    Phil has since studied classical guitar with Phil Skinner, Bill Bower, Greg Pickler, Peter Calvo – jazz guitar with Ike Isaacs, Steve McKenna – Flamenco guitar with Robert Varga, Michael Arrighi and at Paco Penaís Centro Flamenco in Cordoba, Spain with Manolo Franco.

    Phil is a teacher of contemporary and classical guitar at the Australian Institute of Music.

    See below for recommended song choices for a Wedding Ceremony.

  • Available for either a 1 hour, 1.5 hour or 2 hour booking.

    Solo act or can add an additional guitar for a duo act.

  • See below for recommended song choices for a Wedding Ceremony.

    Bridal entry

    El Nuevo Dia

    Originally from Columbia, this one of the 71 styles that come under Flamenco. This arrangement creates the happy sound of ‘The New Day’.


    An ancient Spanish dance from the Canary Islands. It was written in 1674 for a 5 string guitar. This interpretation gives precedence to the dance with a driving rhythm.

    La Mezquita

    Spanish court music that takes us back to the time of Ferdinand and Isabella. The music tells the story, how in 1492 marked the end of Moslem rule.


    A La Feria

    This arrangement of Sevillanas is based on the festive dance dating back to Roman times and is still performed every year during the fairs that are held annually in cities throughout Andalucia.

    Habanera from Carmen

    A simple arrangement for guitar, written by Bizet in 1874, it is the most famous piece from Spanish Opera.

    Concierto De Aranjuez

    Rodrigo wrote this piece while on vacation in Aranjuez near Madrid in 1939.


    Flamenco style from Huelva, Andalucia.

    General Repertoire

    Spanish composers
    Asturias Leyenda I. Albeniz
    Adagio – from Concierto de Aranjuez J. Rodrigo
    Bolero M. Ravel
    Canarios G. Sanz
    Campanas del Alba E. Sainz de la Maza
    Capricho Arabe F. Tarrega
    Cordoba I. Albeniz
    Concierto de Aranjuez 1st movement J. Rodrigo
    Danza del Molinero M. da Falla
    Danza Espanola No.5 E. Granados
    Guardame las Vacas L. de Narvaez
    Habanera E. Sainz de la Maza
    La Grima & Adelita F. Tarrega
    Mallorca I. Albeniz
    Romance – Spanish folk song Anon
    Recuerdos de la Alhambra F. Tarrega

    French Composers
    Bolero M. Ravel
    Carmen G. Bizet
    Nuages Django
    Pavane G. Faure
    Waltz – op.64 No.1 F. Chopin

    German Composers
    Fur Elise L. von Beethoven
    Magic Flute W.A. Mozart
    Moonlight Sonata L. von Beethoven
    Prelude in C BWV – 846 J. S. Bach
    Prelude from Cello Suite J. S. Bach
    Prelude from the Lute Suite J. S. Bach

    Italian Composers
    Andante ( Em) A. Vivaldi
    Minuet L. Boccherini
    Sonata Longo No.23 D. Scarlatti
    Spring – from the Four Seasons A. Vivaldi

    South American Composers
    Choro No.1 H. Villa-Lobos
    Choro No.2 H. Villa-Lobos
    Cielto Lindo Mexican
    El Negrito A. Lauro
    Prelude No.1 H. Villa Lobos
    Tico – Tico Z. Abreu
    Valse Criollo A. Lauro

    A Man and a Woman F. Lai
    Cavatina – the Deer Hunter S. Meyers
    Forbidden Colours – Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence R. Sakamoto
    Gabriel’s Oboe – the Mission E. Morricone
    Les Fugitifs V. Cosma
    Theme from The Godfather N. Rota

    Allegria Gipsy Kings
    Entre Dos Aguas Paco de Lucia
    Djobi – Djoba Gipsy Kings
    Inspiration Gipsy Kings
    Joselito Energipsy
    Moorea Gipsy Kings
    New Flamenco Los Reyes
    Passion Gipsy Kings
    Pegao Jose Feliciano
    Pharaon Gipsy Kings
    Suenos Los Reyes
    Tampa Gipsy Kings
    Ternuras Gipsy Kings

    A la Feria (sevillanas)
    El Mantoncillo (garrotin)
    El Nuevo Dia (colombiana)
    En la Caseta (sevillanas)
    En las Cuevas (farruca)
    Entre Dos Aguas (rumba) by Paco de Lucia
    Espania Cani (pasadoble)
    Fandangos de Huelva by Juan Martin
    Granadinas by Juan Martin
    Herentia Latina (rumba)
    La Mezquita (bulerias) by P. Moorea
    La Romeria (alegrias)
    Panaderos Flamencos by Paco de Lucia
    Santuario (soleares)
    Sevillanas by Paco Pena from “Fabulous Flamenco”
    Son de Campanas (seguiriyas)
    Zambrillana (Zambra) by P. Moorea

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