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Edina Balczó

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About Edina

Classical, Spanish and flamenco guitar for your event by an award-winning guitarist.
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I am a UK-based award-winning guitarist and I have been playing for more than 22 years. I have a mixed style of Spanish guitar, flamenco and classical. I have been performing many years publicly and privately as well. I am the resident guitarist of the Ritz London and I have played solo sets for Shard, Kew Gardens among others. I am happy to tailor my set list depending on what atmosphere you would like for your wedding/party. I can play more classical/movie soundtracks, or even more Mexican/flamenco oriented. I also host a popular YT channel, The Spanish Guitar Hub, which has received millions of views and attracted more than 70k subscribers, I also wrote 6 guitar courses, and was endorsed by GuitarPro software.

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10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Flamenco, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Originals, Covers, Acoustic, World music, Arabic, Argentinian, Greek music, Latin, Mariachi, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Arranger, Transcription, Dancer, Live looping
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Song list

Spanish/Latin Songs:
Lambada - Kaoma
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
Maria Maria - Santana
Tico-Tico No Fuba
Chan chan - Buena Vista Social Club
Farruca - Traditional Flamenco
Malaguena - Traditional Flamenco
Tarantos - Traditional Flamenco
Soleares - Traditional Flamenco
Alegrias - Traditional Flamenco
Panaderos Flamencos - Paco de Lucia
Roma - Vicente Amigo
Herencia Latina Rumba - Paco Pena
Granadinas - Juan Martin
The Most Evolved - John Clarke (rumba)
Journey - De Fuego
Bluebird - De Fuego
The Sun - De Fuego
The Sky - De Fuego
Blue Balloons - De Fuego
Libertango (tango)
La Cumparsita (tango)
Ophelia Storm Rumba
The Castle Rumba
Mexican Songs:
La Bamba
Cielito Lindo
La cucaracha
Cancion del Mariachi
Mexican Hat Dance
Movie soundtracks:
Cavatina - The deer hunter soundtrack
La dispute - Amelie soundtrack
La valse de Amelie - Amelie soundtrack
Le moulin - Amelie soundtrack
The piano soundtrack
Pirates of Caribbean
Game of Thrones
The Godfather
Time - Inception
Classical
Lagrima - Francisco Tarrega
Adelita - Francisco Tarrega
Endecha - Tarrega
Oremus - Tarrega
Capricho Arabe - Tarrega
Recuerdos de le Alhambra - Tarrega
La Cathedral - Augustin Barrios
Moonlight Sonata
Amazing Grace
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Canon in D
La Romance
Camino
Greensleeves
Classical Gas
Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt
Bella Ciao
Pop:
Get Lucky
Wicked Game
Can't help falling in love
La via en Rose
Christmas/Celebrations:
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Jingle Bells
Silent Night
Auld Lang Syne
Happy Birthday
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best to adjust to your event do it will run as smooth as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can play music before and in between the sets from my iPod, no problem. This service is without any extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

My set-up is very easy. If you need me to go with a PA it takes 15 minutes. With amplifier it is 5 minutes.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Please feel free to do that!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I am completely self-sufficient, so hassle for you!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Depends on the song, and how far away your event. Since I play instrumental music it can take time to arrange and learn a song. But in any case I will have a look at your song and let you know if that’s possible.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My guitar playing can be very relaxing in the background and put people into a better mood.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I do about 100-150 performances a year as a solo and with my bands so I played in many venues. Last year as a solo I performed in the Shard, Birmingham Town hall, and Cambridge University.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Yann Tiersen, Paco De Lucia, Vicente Amigo, Mexican music and Spanish music.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Last year I played for the Shard.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£320

Add-ons

extra song
+£50
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Samantha G
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

Edina played beautifully at our party. It gave a lovely atmosphere to the beginning of the evening. She was very friendly and her playing was great. It was a very cold evening and we were outside, but Edina did not complain! Just had to warm her hands at the break! Thank you

Reply from Edina
15 days ago

Hi Samantha, Thank you so much for booking me. I felt really welcomed in your party and everybody was so nice to me. You also had quite few guitarists that I was chatting to after the gig. Well done on the organisation as well, you did a great job!

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Elaine J
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Edina's music was wonderful. Her classical Spanish and flamenco guitar playing created an intimate atmosphere for my garden party with family, friends and neighbours. She engaged with people in conversation during breaks, she has a lovely personality. she was a big factor in the party being a success. I would not hesitate to book her again or to recommend her.

Reply from Edina
1 month ago

Thank you so much! I loved playing for you and felt very appreciated.

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Tanya W
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely excellent - a very lovely and talented lady - highly recommend.

Reply from Edina
3 months ago

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed playing for you too

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Alaleh G
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Edina was fantastic, she arrived on time and played the exact set list we wanted! Would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a guitarist at an event! Thanks again Edina, was a pleasure!

Reply from Edina
5 months ago

Thank you so much, it was so nice to play for you! And congratulations again!

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Ginny W
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in London
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5 out of 5

"Edina is a very fine guitarist. She played beautifully at my birthday party. She was also a pleasure to liaise with, polite and punctual. Thank you! "

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Naz S
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Harrington Gardens
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5 out of 5

Working with Edina Balczo was absolute pleasure. Her talent, attitude and performance were all great and apparent in our global award ceremony. We do recommend inviting Edina to any show / event you might have.

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