Profile

Originally from Brazil, Ariel began his musical studies at the age of 8. During his youth, he played many genres of music ranging from traditional Brazilian music such as samba, choro, and bossa nova, rock and roll, blues, and jazz. At the age of 18 he began studying classical guitar at the Conservatory of Tatui in Sao Paulo, one of the leading conservatories in Latin America. After leaving the conservatory, Ariel travelled to the USA and Europe before furthering his studies in the UK, where he studied flamenco and classical guitar at the Royal Academy of Music.  Ariel is currently completing his Bachelors degree in music performance.

" Thank you so much for performing so beautifully at our exhibition opening. The pieces which you chose complemented the theme prevalent within the gallery and our guests specially enjoyed the colourful array of Spanish and Latin American pieces. Your performance exceeded all our expectations. Thank you! "
Alise | The Princes School of Traditional Arts | 2 July 2013
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Wedding Ceremony

  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra // F. Tárrega
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring // J. S. Bach
  • Cavatina // Stanley Myers

  • Spanish Romanza // Anonymous

  • Canon in D // Pachelbel
  • Ave Maria // Schubert
  • Here Comes The Bride
  • Wedding March // Mendelssohn

Music for Receptions

  • Grand Vals // F. Tárrega
  • Canarios // Gaspar Sanz

  • Spanis Romanza // Anonymous
  • Vilancio de Navidad // Agustín Barrios
  • Malagueña // Trad.
  • Bachianinha // Paulinho Nogueira
  • Brazil // Ary Barroso
  • Samba do Avião // Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Samba De Uma Nota Só // Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Sons de Carrilhoes // João Pernambuco
  • Tico//Tico no Fubá // Zequinha de Abreu
  • Se Ela Perguntar // Dilermando Reis

  • Autumn Leaves // Joseph Kosma
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me // Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt
  • The Entertainer // Scott Joplin
  • Yesterday // The Beatles
  • While my Guitar Gently Sleeps // The Beatles

Recital Repertoire

  • Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998 // Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Prelude and Fugue Bwv 997 // Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Introduction and Rondo Brilliante Op. 2 No. 2 // Dionisio Aguado
  • Variations on a theme by Händel // Mauro Giulliani
  • Recuerdos de La Alhambra // Francisco Tárrega
  • Capricho Arabe // Francisco Tárrega
  • Lagrima // Francisco Tárrega
  • Estudio Brillante // Francisco Tárrega
  • Cataluña // Isaac Albéniz
  • Cádiz // Isaac Albéniz
  • Tango // Isaac Albéniz
  • Mallorca // Isaac Albéniz
  • Julia Florida // Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Aire de Zamba // Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Una Limosna por el amor de Dios // Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • Sonatina Meridional // Manuel Ponce

  • Three Spanish Pieces // Joaquín Rodrigo
  • Verano Porteño // Astor Piazzola
  • El Decameron Negro // Leo Brouwer
  • Choro No 1 // Villa//Lobos
  • Study No 1 and No 11 // Villa//Lobos
  • Odeon // Ernesto Nazareh
  • Rockweed // Gary Ryan
" Thank you so much for performing so beautifully at our exhibition opening. The pieces which you chose complemented the theme prevalent within the gallery and our guests specially enjoyed the colourful array of Spanish and Latin American pieces. Your performance exceeded all our expectations. Thank you! "
Alise | The Princes School of Traditional Arts | 2 July 2013
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" I'm writing to say what a pleasure it was to meet you on Saturday 16th June. Your wonderful musical ability made the entire day so very special. All our guests commented on the guitar playing and long after you had disembarked the boat we were asked for more Ariel! Thank you so much. I hope we may be able to have the pleasure of hearing you perform again. "
Paul & Samantha | Function aboard the boat | 16 June 2013
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" We loved your playing thank you again from both of us, it was lovely to meet you and enjoy your wonderful performance. We were utterly delighted to have you on board! We absolutely loved the music and hope to hear you play again soon! "
Stella & William | The Walled Garden | 9 June 2013
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" It was really great to have you with us last Saturday and I just wanted to say how much Jon and I appreciated your playing. Your finger picking was amazing and the range of pieces was very engaging. We will surely book you again at our next event. "
Sarah & Jon | Private residence in Chiswick, London | 19 May 2013
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" Thank you so much for performing for our residents today, it was really appreciated and we do hope to see you again soon. Brilliant performance! "
The Jawa Group | Recital at Oatleigh | 13 April 2013
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" I just wanted to write to let you know how fortunate we are to have found you to play for our wedding. Not only was the music superb but your kind nature and flexibility made our ceremony and reception memorable. Our guests were very impressed with your abilities and we received many positive comments throughout the evening. What a marvellous musician you are! We will definitely recommend you in the future. "
Lucas & Isabelle | Soho House | 4 February 2013
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What's included

  • Performance Times:

    2 x 35 minutes
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    6pm
  • Set Up Time:

    30 mins
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    Smart
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    2m x 3m preferred but can be smaller
  • Full PA system (included in quote):

    Yes
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    1 x hot meal

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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