OVERVIEW

CLASSICAL, LATIN, & POP GUITAR

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Matthew Fish is an award winning classical guitarist who has been a featured artist for the Walnut Creek Guitar Series, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, South Bay Guitar Society, Classical Guitar Project, Hot Air Music Festival, and the Guitar Foundation of America Regional Symposium in San Francisco. 

Matthew is a member of the critically acclaimed San Francisco Guitar Quartet. The SFGQ has performed Carnegie Hall, toured with cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma, and won first prize in the Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Guitar Concerto Competition.

Matthew studied with Grammy winning guitarist Sérgio Assad. His teaching positions include the Silicon Valley Classical Guitar School. Matthew regularly performs private events in the Bay Area.  


SAMPLES


RAVES

Matthew’s performance demonstrated his complete command of technique, musicianship and interpretation.
— Jerry Snyder, Artistic Director South Bay Guitar Society
Matthew’s integrity, kindness, and intelligence shine through him and his music. He has the enviable ability to absorb music at an incredibly fast rate and his playing is clear, balanced, and uplifting.
— Marc Teicholz, Guitar Foundation of America first prize winner
...an expressive guitarist with a great sense of rhythm and tone colors.
— Sérgio Assad, Grammy winning guitarist and composer
...he delighted a big crowd by playing an interesting program with poise and panache throughout.
— David Tanenbaum, world-famous guitar virtuoso and new music pioneer

SONG LIST

 
 

Wedding Standards

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach

Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner

Classical

Air on a G String by J.S. Bach

Bist du bei Mir by J.S. Bach

Gavottes I and II by J.S. Bach

Minuet in G by J.S. Bach

Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 by J.S. Bach

Sheep May Safely Graze by J. S. Bach

Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck

Minuet in G Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

Pavane by Gabriel Faure

Ave Maria by Charles Gounod

Ave Maria by Franz Schubert

Minuet by Fernando Sor

Nocturne by J.K. Mertz

3 Pieces, Op. 51 Nos. 1, 6, and 9 by Napolean Coste

Marina by Pascual Arrieta

El Elegante by Jose Broca 

Rondo by Ferdinando Carulli

Pavana VI by Luis de Milan

Sonatine by Mauro Giuliani

Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie

Two Waltzes by Johann Strauss

Sonata in A Major by Domenico Scarlatti

Spanish/Latin American

Julia Florida by Augustin Barrios

Vals No. 4 by Augustin Barrios

Minuet in C by Augustin Barrios

Estampas Nos. 3, 4, and 7 by Julio Cesar Oliva

Suite Contatos by Paulo Bellinati

Vals Espanol by Jose Ferrer

Maria Luisa by Julio Sagreras

3 Venezuelan Waltzes by Antonio Lauro

Marta by Marco Pereira

Nostalgicas Nos. 1, 2 and 4 by Marco Pereira

Preludio by Jorge Morel    

Waltz by Jorge Morel

Fandangos de Huelva by Juanito Pascual

Alegrias by Juanito Pascual

Pop

In My Life by The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

Something by The Beatles

Yesterday by The Beatles

Here, There, and Everywhere by The Beatles

Grow Old With Me by John Lennon

I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman

You and I by Stevie Wonder

Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

I’ll be There by The Jackson 5

I Do It For You by Bryan Adams (theme from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)