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Classical Guitarist Rafael Scarfullery

Charlottesville, VA View map

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I am available in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, across the USA and overseas. I've been performing for 20 years as a professional classical guitarist, but I am also highly trained as a composer/arranger, orchestral/choral conductor, organist and therapeutic musician. I perform guitar recitals, concerts, for weddings and other events. I have a wide selection of music (see my song list); however, you can choose almost any music you'd like, and if it's not in my repertoire, I'll arrange it and learn it for you. This means that my repertoire keeps constantly growing on behalf of my clients. I carry my own amplification system, which can be also used outdoors without electricity. My musical styles include: Classical music, pop/Movie/Folk/Celtic/Irish/Jazz songs, Spanish, Flamenco, Hispanic, Brazilian and Therapeutic music. Basically, I'm open to playing almost any music you request. I always make agreements and reservations through a contract.

University Degrees and Certifications:

Guitar Performance:

Bachelor of Music (BM) from Brooklyn College

Master of Music (MM) from Shenandoah University

Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) from Shenandoah University

Orchestral Conducting:

Master of Music (MM) from Shenandoah University

Church Music:

Doctorate of Sacred Music (DSM) from the Graduate Theological Foundation

Associate Certificate (AAGO) from the American Guild of Organists (AGO)

Choirmaster Certificate (ChM) from the American Guild of Organists (AGO)

Colleague Certificate (CAGO) from the American Guild of Organists (AGO)

Service Playing Certificate (SPC) from the American Guild of Organists (AGO)

Church Music Certificate from Shenandoah University

Therapeutic Music:

Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) from the Music for Healing and Transition Program

Some feedbacks:

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. You were a pleasure to work with. Please, reach out to me if you ever need a referral! Halley & Kevin, June 9, 2012 (Charlottesville, VA)

We just wanted to write and thank you for playing at our wedding. The music was truly wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you also for allowing Chris' son, Jackson, to play your guitar. We very much appreciated that and he was absolutely thrilled! Chris and I had a memorable day celebrating with family and friends so thank you for helping to make it a special day for us. Lindsey & Chris (9-10-2011)

Rafael played for our intimate wedding ceremony at a winery in Northern Virginia in February of 2011. He was so helpful with song choices but left everything up to us. He wanted to make our day very special. I asked if he could play a popular song for us and he was able to arrange it so beautifully! He made our wedding absolutely perfect and our guests gave repeated compliements about his performance. I would recommend him over and over again!!! Thank you Rafael for a perfect wedding to remember for a lifetime!

Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did for our wedding! The music was perfect. You added such tenderness to our ceremony. Thank you for arriving early and sitting through the heat! We appreciate your talents! Best - Meredith & Jose (7-11-2011).

I just wanted to thank you again for providing the beautiful music for our Oct. 9th wedding ceremony, it was perfect! Your rendition of "Storybook Love" brought tears to my eyes, thank you so much for preparing it for me on such short notice! We really appreciate your time, effort and talent... I can't imagine a more perfect musician for our special day. I am so happy you were available and willing to play for our wedding, your music was absolutely beautiful... thank you so much again! Lauren

We retained Rafael to provide accompaniment to our wedding ceremony on a short notice with little direction or guidance. His taste, discretion, and talent served us well. We were provided with an elegant, serene, and ethereal serenade to compliment our celebration. John & Young 12-27-09. Thank you again. Young

Thank you again so much for your lovely music which I feel made the wedding quite special. I also appreciate your flexibility as this was not a highly organized event and your ability to read the situation and add the lovely music was quite special. We so appreciate it. Carolyn

I want to thank you for joining with us on March 18, 2010, to perform at our President's Circle Gala. Your outstanding performance was the perfect touch and contributed so much to the success of the evening. You should know that I received many compliments on the fine entertainment. Your music truly is inspiring and I cannot thank you enough for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us. We'd love to have you back to perform sometime. Again, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. Lindsey

On behalf of the Woodbridge Music Club, I would like to thank for your recent performance. Your recital was enjoyed by all present. We are extremely impressed, and hope you will be able to return and perform for us again in the future. In the mean time, we wish you continued success. June

More about my guitar career:

I have been invited to perform at the Ibero-Americano Guitar Festival in Washington DC, the Bethelem Guitar Festival at the Moravian College, and guitar festivals and competitions in the Dominican Republic, among others. I have performed in concert halls, universities, churches, TV and Radio stations throughout the USA, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Turkey, Venezuela, and Canada. I have been judge in guitar competitions and was the recipient to the highest classical music award (El Casandra) in the Dominican Republic. I teach guitar at Sweet Briar College and Randolph College. I have taught guitar at Shenandoah University, the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, and the Conservatorio Nacional de Música of Santo Domingo. I have also studied for a year with Adam Holzman at the University of Texas at Austin, and has taken masterclasses with Alírio Díaz, Leo Brouwer, Nicholas Goluses, Aldo Rodríguez, Ricardo Cobo and Benjamin Verdery, among other famous guitarists.

SONG LIST (I can play also almost any music you request, even if it's not below)

  • A Whole New World - from Aladdin
  • Across the Universe - The Beatles
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough - M. Gaye & T. Terrell
  • Air on the G String - J. S. Bach
  • All I Ask of You - A. L. Webber
  • All My Life - J. Hailey
  • All The Way - J. V. Heusen
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • All Through the Night - J. Shear
  • Amazing Grace - USA Folk Melody
  • Anda Jaleo - F. G. Lorca
  • Annie's Song - J. Denver
  • April in Paris - V. Duke
  • Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - B. Bacharach
  • As Time Goes By - H. Hupfeld
  • At Last - E. James
  • Aura Lee - G. Poulton
  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • Ave Maria - F. Schubert
  • Baile Me - Gipsy Kings
  • Blackbird - J. Lennon & P. McCartney
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - S. Secunda
  • Blue Moon - R. Rodgers
  • Blue Sky - Alman Brothers
  • Both Sides Now - J. Mitchell
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
  • Boleras - J. Arcas
  • Bolero - D. del Castillo
  • Calico Skies - P. McCartney
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight - E. John
  • Can You Read My Mind? (From "Superman") - J. Williams
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Weiss-Peretti
  • Careless Whisper - Michael
  • Caro Mio Ben - G. Giordani
  • Carolan's Welcome - T. Carolan
  • Castle on a Cloud - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Cavatina - T. Myers
  • Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
  • Classical Gas - M. Williams
  • Colgado en tus Besos - C. Baute
  • Como me Besabas Tu - arr. R. Scarfullery
  • Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) - F. Sartori
  • Criolla en La Mayor - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Cuando Seas Mia - Son by Four
  • Danza del Molinero - M. de Falla
  • Days of Wine and Roses - H. Mancini
  • Deep Purple - P. de Rose
  • Derroche - M. Jimenez
  • Die Moldau - Smetana
  • Drume Negrita - Leo Brouwer
  • East of Eden - L. Rosenman
  • Edelweiss - R. Rodgers
  • El Cafe de Chinitas - F. G. Lorca
  • El Reloj - R. Cantoral
  • Ella - R. Blades
  • En Mi Viejo San Juan - J. Solis
  • Embraceable You - G. Gershwin
  • Endless Love - L. Rick
  • Estrellita - M. Ponce
  • Eternally Terry's Theme - C. Chaplin
  • Evergreen (from "A Star is Born") - B. Streisand
  • Every Breath You Take - Sting
  • Fantasia - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Fantasia Espanola - D. del Castillo
  • Fascination - Hansen/Marchetti
  • Feelings - M. Albert
  • Five Hundred Miles - H. West
  • Flashdance What a Feeling - G. Moroder
  • Fly Me to the Moon - B. Howard
  • Guantanamera - Jose F. Diaz
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 - E. Satie
  • Gymnopedie No. 2 - E. Satie
  • Hallelujah - L. Cohen
  • Hand in Hand - G. Moroder
  • Happy Ever After - J. Fordharm
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
  • Home on the Range - American Folk Song
  • Hornpipe (from Water Music) - Handel
  • Hush-A-Bye - S. Fain
  • I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - E. John
  • I. O. U. - Roberts/Chatter
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • It Had to Be You - I. Jones
  • January Rain - D. Gray
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • La Golondrina - Traditional Mexican Song
  • La Jota Aragonesa - J. de Anguera
  • La Rejoiussance - Handel
  • La Vie en Rose - Louieguy
  • Las Morillas de Saen - F. G. Lorca
  • Las Tres Hojas - F. G. Lorca
  • Largo (from Winter, The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
  • Largo from Xerxes - G. F. Handel
  • Le Cyclamen - N. Leclercq
  • Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves) - J. Kosma
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Los Cuatro Muleros - F. G. Lorca
  • Los Mozos de Monleon - F. G. Lorca
  • Lover Come Back to Me - S. Romberg
  • Love is a Many Splendored Thing - S. Fain
  • Love Me Tender - G. Poulton
  • Love Story - F. Lai
  • Love Theme - The Godfather
  • Lover's Waltz - J. Ungar
  • Lucky - J. Manz & C. Caillat
  • Main Title (The Color Purple) - Q. Jones
  • Malaguenas - Luis de Soria
  • Mam'selle - M. Gordon
  • Mazurka - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Medicina de Amor - R. Rodriguez
  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet
  • Mediterraneo - J. M. Serrat
  • Melancholy Rhapsody - R. Heindorf
  • Memory - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Mentira - G. Santa Rosa
  • Mi Lirio - arr. R. Scarfullery
  • Minuet - Boccherini
  • Minuet in G - Beethoven
  • Missing You - J. Waite
  • Misty - E. Garner
  • Montana - Gipsy Kings
  • Moon River - H. Mancini
  • Moonlight Serenade - M. Parish
  • Moonlight Sonata Mov. 1 - Beethoven
  • Moorea - Gipsy Kings
  • My Bonnie - Traditional Scottish Folk Song
  • My Way - J. Reveaux
  • My Own True Love - M. Steiner
  • Nana de Sevilla - F. G. Lorca
  • Night Shift - W. Orange
  • Ninfa del Alma - arr. R. Scarfullery
  • Nocturne Op. 4 No.2 - J. K. Mertz
  • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
  • Nowhere Man - The Beatles
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • One Hand - One Heart (from "West Side Story")
  • Otono - R. Pena
  • Over the Rainbow - H. Arlen
  • Parlez-Moi D'Amour - J. Lenoir
  • Pasa Calle - J. Bosch
  • Personally - P. Kelly
  • Petenera - Luis de Soria
  • Plaisir d'Amour - G. Martini
  • Preciosa - R. Hernandez
  • Prelude - C. Boydston
  • Preludio 1 - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Preludio 2 - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Pretend - L. Douglas
  • Pueblerino - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Quelques Notes Pour Anna - P. de Senneville
  • Rio de Noche - G. Yeatman
  • Romance - Anonymous
  • Romance de Don Boiso - F. G. Lorca
  • Rome and Juliet - N. Rota
  • Rondeau - Mouret
  • Rujero - G. Sanz
  • Ruta Montanosa
  • Sad Songs (Say So Much) - E. John
  • Satin Doll - D. Ellington
  • Say Say Say - McCartney/Jackson
  • Secret Love - S. Fain
  • Seguidillas Manchegas - Luis de Soria
  • Sencillo - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Serenade from Les Millions D'Harlequin - R. Drigo
  • Sevillanas - L. de Soria
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Si La Ves - V. Manuelle
  • Some Enchanted Evening - Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • Somebody's Knockin' - E. Penney
  • Something About the Way You Look Tonight - E. John
  • Somewhere My Love - P. F. Webster
  • Somewhere Out There - J. Horner
  • Sons da Carrilloes - J. T. Guimaraes
  • Spring - Vivaldi
  • Stardust - H. Carmichael
  • Summertime - G. Gershwin
  • Sunrise - Harnick & Bock
  • Stand By Me - B. King
  • Tennessee Waltz - P. W. King
  • Storybook Love - M. Knopfler
  • Tango - L. de Soria
  • Tea for Two - V. Youmans
  • Tengo Ganas - V. Manuelle
  • That's All - A. Brandt & B. Haymes
  • The Entertainer - S. Joplin
  • The Irish Wedding Song - L. Betterridge
  • The Lord's Prayer - Malotte
  • The Man That Got Away - H. Arlen
  • The More I See You - H. Warren
  • The Music Played - U. Jurgens
  • The Rose - A. McBroom
  • The Shadow of Your Smile - J. Mandel
  • The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart? - G. Auric
  • The Sound of Music - R. Rodgers
  • The Summer Knows - M. Legrand
  • The Way We Were - M. Hamlisch
  • The Way You Look Tonight - J. Kern
  • Theme from "A Summer Place" - Max Steiner
  • Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To? - M. Masser
  • Three Coins in the Fountain - J. Styne
  • Through the Eyes of Love - M. Manchester
  • Time After Time - C. Lauper
  • To a Wild Rose - E. MacDowell
  • Too Late for Goodbyes - Julian Lennon
  • Torna a Sorrento - D. Capua
  • Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary - J. Clark/H. Purcell
  • Try to Remember - H. Schmidt
  • Un Amor - Gipsy Kings
  • Unchained Melody - A. North
  • Unforgettable - I. Gordon
  • Up Where We Belong - B. Sainte-Marie & J. Nitzsche
  • Valotte - Julian Lennon
  • Vals Criollo - R. Pena
  • Vals en La Menor - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Vals en Mi - R. Bullumba Landestoy
  • Waltz - Brahms
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • What a Wonderful World - B. Thiele
  • What I Did for Love - M. Hamlisch
  • What's Love Got to Do With It - T. Britten
  • When I Fall in Love - V. Young
  • When You Wish Upon a Star - L. Harline
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps - G. Harrison
  • Winter (Largo) - Vivaldi
  • With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
  • With You On My Back - L. Umegaki
  • Woman in Love - Bob McDill
  • Wonderful Tonight - E. Clapton
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
  • Wrapped Around Your Finger - Sting
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • You Needed Me - Randy Goodrum
  • Your Song - E. John

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    Great experience with Rafael!

    My parents hired Rafael to play our ceremony and cocktail hour. He has an extensive list of songs on his website and is happy to learn additional pieces as requested. We selected pieces from his repertoire for the processional and recessional and put together a list of our favorites as a starting point for cocktail hour, and he was extremely easy-going and accommodating during the selection process. On the wedding day, he arrived 30 minutes before the ceremony and played classical and jazz as the guests arrived, which was a lovely way to welcome everyone. He is an excellent musician and executed beautifully. We would happily recommend him to anyone looking to add an extra touch of class and romance to their wedding!
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    Lydea Married on 11/07/2015
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    Rafael was very professional with our emails back and forth for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I met him the day of our wedding, he was extremely flexible with our wedding that day. It ended up raining and we had to move the wedding inside. Everything he played was beautiful and he is very skilled. We picked out some songs for him to play during special parts in our wedding about a week before and he was able to play them for our wedding. Highly recommend him for your wedding, everything was perfect. Rafael is such a nice person and great to work with.
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    Sonia Married on 09/05/2015
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    I always knew I wanted to have a classical guitarist for my wedding ceremony and Rafael Scarfullery was just PERFECT on our wedding day! I never had the pleasure to meet Rafael in person, but he was super responsive to all my emails, incredibly professional, and a wonderful musician. My friend sang "Ave Maria" during the ceremony while Rafael accompanied her on guitar with ease and elegance; he even arrived early that day so they could rehearse together. He learned 2 songs for the ceremony and even played some cute children's songs for my little niece and nephew pre-ceremony. Many of our guests commented on his music and we just loved the simplicity of one piece of instrument for the whole ceremony. Rafael - THANK YOU so much for your talent and setting the peaceful tone and mood for our ceremony - you're brilliant!!!

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Truly beautiful music for magical weddings! Rafael is lovely to work with!

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