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Kirk Hanser, guitarist Acoustic Guitarist from Saint Louis, MO

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 23 Reviews
  • 52 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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Over the past 30 years, Kirk has performed and recorded with a wide range of musical luminaries including renowned opera legends Denyce Graves and Timothy Shew, and Columbia Artist newcomer Chris Tiesi. He has performed with multi Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and the 2015 Grammy-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Kirk can be heard on recordings with jazz guitar icon Frank Vignola, fingerstyle virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, and rock legend Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), among many others. He has even performed with the likes of Phyllis Smith, who played Phyllis on T.V.'s "The Office"! He regularly performs in concert throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Kirk's regular recordings and performances with John McClellan (the Hanser-McClellan Duo) since 1996 have been touted as "an absolute winner in every way" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and "full of color and a real surprise throughout" by Classical Guitar Magazine (UK). One of his most recent recordings,"La Vida Breve" by the Hanser-McClellan Duo, was called "...passionate, beautiful...guitar playing at its highest order" by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine (U.S.). Kirk lives in the St. Louis area with his four children. He currently lectures and teaches for several colleges and universities (the HMGD is ensemble-in-residence for Webster University), arranges music for events and publications, and acts as director for both the Childbloom Guitar Program and the St. Louis Academy for Guitar. Locally, Kirk performs regularly as an on-call guitarist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater St. Louis, and the Muny Theater, as well as weddings and corporate events.


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Review by Kay M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 24, 2019From Grafton, IL

Kirk was absolutely amazing! He was so wonderful to work with for our wedding. He was so accommodating on my music selections! He was punctual and so pleasant! He did an amazing job! I would definitely recommend Kirk for any of your upcoming events! I would give him more than 5 stars! Thank you Kirk!

Review by bryan k.

Club EventReviewed on February 14, 2019From Saint Louis, MO

Kirk was very professional and easy going. Our members enjoyed his playing. This is the first time I had booked through gigmasters and it was a wonderful experience. I would hire Kirk again!

Kirk Hanser, guitarist:

Thanks so much, Bryan, it was my pleasure!

Review by Madison E.

Private PartyReviewed on October 13, 2018From Saint Louis, MO

Kirk was absolutely amazing!! He was so sweet when I last minute changed the time. He is incredibly talented and even played a few requested songs. Kirk added so much to our family party and cannot wait to have another event to have him back. Thank you so much Kirk!!

Kirk Hanser, guitarist:

Madison, it was truly my pleasure. Thanks again so much for having me!

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  • Requerdos de L'Alhambra | F. Tarrega
  • Spanish Romance | Anon.
  • Europa | C. Santana
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | J.S. Bach
  • Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 | J.S. Bach
  • Cancion de cuna | L. Brouwer
  • Greensleeves | Anon. Scarborough Fair
  • I Will | Lennon McCartney Bensusan
  • The Night Watch | A. Holborne
  • Espagnoleta | G. Sanz
  • Bridal March ("Here Comes the Bride") | R. Wagner
  • Canon in D | J. Pachelbel
  • Wedding March | F. Mendelssohn
  • Prelude from Lute Suite No. 4 | J.S. Bach
  • Gavotte en Rondeau from Lute Suite No. 4 | J.S. Bach
  • Minuet | W.A. Mozart
  • Rebecca's Dance | K. Hanser
  • Santa Cruz | D. Qualey
  • Cowboy Waltz | M. Chapdelaine
  • Asturius | I. Albeniz
  • Spanish Dance No. 5 | E. Granados
  • Ragamuffin | M. Hedges
  • Andency | A. York
  • Sunburst | A. York
  • Borsalino | C. Bolling
  • Danza Brasiliera | J. Morel
  • Maria Carolina | A. Lauro
  • Lagrima | F. Tarrega
  • Tears in Heaven | E. Clapton
  • Hotel California | D. Henley
  • Nashville | K. Hanser
  • Rossiniane Opus 119 | M. Giuliani
  • Grand Solo | F. Sor
  • Valse Opus 8 Nos. 3 and 4 | A. Barrios
  • Julia Florida | A. Barrios
  • Bells of Dawn | R. Saintz de la Maza


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Past Events

December 22, 2019 • Kirkwood Public Library
Sun2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kirkwood, MO
December 18, 2019 • Daniel Boone Library
Wed7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Chesterfield, MO
December 14, 2019 • Private Home
Sat4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Webster Groves, MO
December 10, 2019 • Private Home
Tue5:30 PM - 8:00 PM St Louis, MO
November 27, 2019 • St. Thomas Holy Spirit ELCA
Wed6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sunset Hills, MO
November 15, 2019 • Corporate Function
Fri6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Saint Louis, MO
August 24, 2019 • Private Party
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saint Louis, MO
August 24, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Grafton, IL
February 14, 2019 • Club Event
Thu7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saint Louis, MO
December 13, 2018 • Corporate Function
Thu6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Saint Louis, MO
November 16, 2018 • Corporate Function
Fri6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Saint Louis, MO
October 21, 2018 • The Chapel
Sun2:00 PM - 4:30 PM St Louis, MO

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