Dr. Guido Sanchez Portuguez, Guitarist, is based in Urbana-Champaign, IL where he is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Guitar Studies at the University of Illinois. This internationally acclaimed, award winning guitarist can provide music for your ceremony, reception, cocktail hour, or even a romantic proposal moment. He brings his own microphones and sound system. Guido’s musical versatility and diverse background allow him to offer both a traditional, classical repertoire and non-traditional wedding alternatives performed on steel-string acoustic or electric guitar, Latin-based themes, and even sing romantic songs in Spanish or Portuguese.
As a classically-trained guitarist and composer with three degrees in guitar, Guido has been performing at weddings for over 20 years, playing and arranging a vast and diverse array of musical selections that range from traditional (e.g. Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”, Bach/Gounod’s “Ave Maria”, or Pachelbel’s Canon in D) to customized requests from couples (e.g. Dan Fogelberg’s “Longer”, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”, or Jason Mraz’ “I’m Yours”).
With Guido, couples can request any song, any style, on any guitar for their special day. That’s because Guido has performed at a professional level in multiple genres. He was the lead guitarist for a thrash-metal band in Latin America in the early 90s; he was also the bassist for a Country music group in the United States; he regularly performs classical music as a soloist, in ensembles, and with symphony orchestras; and Guido recorded and produced albums with grammy-winning vocalists. To learn more about Guido, read an extended biography and listen to albums on his website, GuidoGuitar.com.
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Guido will be the featured performer at the Midwest's Elegant Bridal Expo in Champaign, Bloomington, and Springfield, IL. Say hello if you are at the expo! Couples who book within 30 days of the expo by securing their date with a deposit receive 20% off package prices. Visit GuidoGuitar.com.
Discount does not apply to travel expenses or other fees. See Package Pricing attachment.