Kirk Hanser, guitarist

Acoustic Guitar from Saint Louis, MO - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2011
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BOOKED 15 days ago

$200 - $4000 per event
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About
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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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Wedding Ceremony

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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!

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Club Event

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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!

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Kirk Hanser, guitarist’s Response:

Thanks so much, Bryan, it was my pleasure!

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Private Party

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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!!

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Kirk Hanser, guitarist’s Response:

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

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Wow wow wow!!! Seriously he was so amazing! We had wonderful comments from all our guests:)) I would recommend him every time to anyone and everyone! Thank you for making our special day one to remember. Loved every second!

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Corporate Function

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We have used Kirk twice for corporate dinners. He is reliable, professional and by far the best acoustic guitar player in St. Louis in my book! Kirk helps make my events seamless.

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Kirk was fantastic! He was great to deal with, arranged and played the songs that we requested, and answered all my questions and requests before the wedding. My only complaint was that I didn't get to hear more of him playing! Can't wait to get our video footage back to hear more of his beautiful playing!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Kirk is EXTREMELY talented and even learned a few songs we requested!

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Kirk is an accomplished musician and we were very pleased. He played during dinner. We had many complements and he was extremely easy to work with. A+ entertainment.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Terrific, he received nothing but compliments from our wedding guests. Would highly recommend.

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Anniversary Party

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Kirk provided wonderful entertainment for our event. He was very professional and prompt to our event, despite not having the most favorable weather conditions. We look forward to hearing him again.

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2019
Nov
27
St. Thomas Holy Spirit ELCA
Sunset Hills, MO
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Dec
10
Private Home
St Louis, MO
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Dec
14
Private Home
Webster Groves, MO
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Dec
18
Daniel Boone Library
Chesterfield, MO
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Dec
22
Kirkwood Public Library
Kirkwood, MO
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Nov
15
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
24
Private Party
Saint Louis, MO
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Aug
24
Wedding Ceremony
Grafton, IL
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Feb
14
Club Event
Saint Louis, MO
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Dec
13
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Nov
16
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
21
The Chapel
St Louis, MO
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Oct
13
Private Party
Saint Louis, MO
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Oct
6
City Cottage on Choteau
St Louis, MO
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Oct
5
The Chapel Theater and Gallery
St Louis, MO
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
12
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Sep
2
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Louis, MO
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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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Please note Kirk Hanser, guitarist will also travel to East Saint Louis, Lovejoy, National Stock Yards, Venice, Madison, East Carondelet, Dupo, Granite City, Belleville, Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Florissant, Millstadt, Saint Ann, Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryville, Edwardsville.
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