Francisco Correa

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“Beautiful and expressive playing”-Soundboard Magazine- Multiple Award winning musician based in the UK Performing in the country and abroad
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Guitarist Francisco Correa was born in Colombia. After obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree in Bogotá in 2003, he continued to pursue the study of the guitar in France and in Spain, completing his first Master’s degree in guitar performance at the Scola Luthier in Barcelona, a Jazz guitar degree in France and a second Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. A prize winner in many classical guitar competitions in Colombia, he has also been awarded the "Médaille d’Or", as well as the "Prix de Perfectionnement" from the Conservatoire de Saint Germain en Laye, and d´Aulnay-sous-Bois both in France where Francisco studied with Judicael Perroy. Francisco has performed many concertos with orchestra, both in England and Colombia, and has appeared on Colombian radio and television as a soloist performing the Aranjuez Concerto with the Bogota Philharmonic under the direction of Irwin Hofman. He is a regular recital soloist, and is often invited abroad to perform in festivals (most recently in Mexico, France, and Colombia). As well as his solo career, Francisco is an enthusiastic chamber musician: he has recently set up a flute and guitar duo called Alba Duo with flautist Samantha Pearce. He also has performed on an ad-hoc basis in England, France and Colombia with his wife, flautist Emily Andrews, and at the Royal Academy of Music with multiple prize-winning Belgian soprano Charlotte Schoetters, and Spanish soprano Lorena Paz. Francisco's passion for folk music inspired him to tour Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Czech Republic and Poland as a multi-instrumentalist with the folk ballet of Tundama, as well as Scotland with "Familia Correa", a Colombian folk music group he has formed with his father (guitar and voice) and his wife (flute, violin and voice). Fluent in three languages, Francisco is an experienced guitar teacher having taught in schools in Bogota and Paris and currently he is guitar teacher at Prior Park College in Bath. His debut album has been reviewed and praised by the most important guitar magazines worldwide.

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Francisco's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Phoebe S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Beautiful music, perfect for evening drinks at our conference.

Nasim F
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Francisco was amazing!! His music uplifts the soul ;)

Jon P
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Francisco is a very good musician who played classical guitar music extremely well and appropriately given the setting ( a garden) and the occasion ( my 70th birthday) . I have no caveats he was terrific and I thank him .

Reply from Francisco
11 months ago

Very much appreciated Jon, It was a great event, carefully organised and in a beautiful setting!

Paul S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Francisco played yesterday evening at our pre-dinner reception at the Bristol Hotel du Vin. He was truly wonderful. I have received a number of unsolicited comments from our guests about his excellent performance.

Reply from Francisco
1 year ago

Thanks so much Paul, It was great playing for you all in such a special venue.

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From other customers:

Phillip W
6 years ago

It was one of the most musical performances of the Concierto de Aranjuez that I can remember....sensitive and transparent, seemingly effortless.

Gemma (
9 years ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing on Saturday. There was such a lovely atmosphere and it all went so smoothly - and thank you for moving around with the guests! I'll recommend you in future for anyone who needs music for a party!

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Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cadogan Hall, Kings Place, St Martin in the Fields, Glyndebourne Opera…

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Andrés Segovia, Paco de Lucia, John Williams

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

I’ve performed as a soloist for Glyndebourne Opera and preformed guitar concertos with the 2 top Colombian Orchestras

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

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Absolutely, I could play your favourite Spotify playlist via my PA system. This will be free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

While I usually arrive set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time I could be ready in as little as 15 minutes.

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

I’m happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. Also if needed, I’ll bring my own state of the art PA system free of charge.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I’m are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
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