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Gergely Bandi

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About Gergely

Classical guitarist, currently based in London.
Guitarist
London

I started to play the guitar at the age of 8 in Budapest, Hungary. In 2011 I was admitted to the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, where I studied BA in classical guitar performance and i music-pedagogy with focus on jazz- and popularmusic. I received my degrees with honour in 2015 and 2016. In 2017-2018 i was studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK, under the tuition of Robert Brightmore, with Erasmus scholarship. Already from his teenage years, I have been playing in several music groups. The most important of these is the Bachstage trio, which I founded with a jazz pianist and a double bass player. We arrange and play jazz versions of classical music pieces. Our debut CD came out in 2013. I am is constantly taking part in many interesting music projects and giving concerts in Europe, while also performing at wedding and other functions. I played for example on the St. Paul's School Fundraiser, on the Dinner of Masters and Clerks of the City of London in the presence of the bishop of London, and on wedding in and around London, for instance in the Barbican Conservatory. I am looking forward to have the chance to play on further exciting events!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Acoustic
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Over the Rainbow
Carpenters - Close to you
Beatles - Yesterday
Beatles - Eleonor Rigby
Elvis - Can't help falling in love
Scarborough Fair
Greensleeves
Albeniz - Asturias
Schubert - Lob der Tränen
Anon. - Spanish romance
Powell - Valsa sem nome
Powell - Babel
Powell - Tema triste
Powell - Retrato Brasileiro
Bach - Prelude BWV 996
Bach - Allemande BWV 996
Bach - Sarbande BWV996
Bach - Bourree BWV 996
Mertz - Tarantella
Mertz - Hungarian Fanatasy
Giuliani - Sonata op 15
Giuluani - Rossiniana no 1
Giuliani - Variations on La Folia
Rodrigo - En los Trigales
Walton - Bagatelle no. 2
Walton - Bagatelle no.1
Walton - Bagatelle no 3.
Brouwer - Decameron negro
Brouwer - Un dia novembre
Barrios - La Catedral
etc...
Customer questions

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

It is okay, just please let me know in time, and I will ensure that everything runs smoothly with the new timings as well.

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

Absolutely.

How much time do you need to set up?

If I am using my own amplification (if I need to be amplified at all), I just need time for a quick soundcheck, which shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes. If I play acoustically, it takes even less.

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

On my set list there are songs and pieces from lots of types of music, crafted in a way that it is versatile, interesting and fun. It always worked perfectly the way I played them, but of course if you have any suggestions, I am happy to talk about it!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I do.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you do let me know in time, I can. On weddings I always play a classical guitar arrangement of a chosen, favorite song of the couple, as a gift!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I can add the small extra thing to make the atmosphere of the event perfect with my classical guitar playing, and with my mix of pop and jazz song arrangement and classical pieces.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Plaisterers' Hall, Merecers' Hall, Barbican Conservatory, weddings in the Austrian Alps, Europe Boat in Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery, Hellbrunn Caslte in Salzburg, Austria, etc...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Most of the classical guitarists, South-American guitar players and composers.

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

I once played for the Bishop of London! But all the gigs I performed were perfect and high profile in their own way.

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350

Reviews

From customers:

St. F, 4 years ago

Perfect music for the drinks reception!

Master H, 3 years ago

...we enjoyed some entertainment by Gergely Bandi, a Guildhall student, who gave a lovely rendition on the classical guitar...

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