Rafael Scarfullery, DMA, Classical Guitarist

Classical Guitar from Charlottesville, VA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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About
I'm a professional classical & acoustic guitarist serving Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland & North Carolina. I'm committed to making your event a memorable one. International career highlights include two Carnegie Hall solo guitar recitals and concerts with orchestras. Open to playing almost any music you choose and if it's not in my music list (found in my website), I can arrange it for you. Easy to work with. 25+ years performing regularly for weddings, birthdays, corporate functions and public concerts. My sound is full of expression, musical maturity and technical mastery. Also a highly trained composer, arranger, orchestral conductor and organist. I carry my own amplifiers, which can also be used outdoors without electricity. Musical styles include: Classical, Pop/Movie/Folk/Celtic/Irish/Jazz songs, Hispanic, Spanish/Flamenco, Brazilian and Therapeutic music.

I'm the artistic director of the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival and Competition, coming soon on September 9, 2017, at The Haven. It'll be a celebration of classical guitar music.

Watch hundreds of my guitar compositions and 600+ of my guitar videos in Youtube. Type my name in Youtube and you'll find them. Degrees & Certifications:
Guitar Performance: BM (Brooklyn College), MM (Shenandoah University), DMA (SU)
Orchestral Conducting: MM (SU)
Organ/Church Music: DSM (Graduate Theological Foundation), AAGO (American Guild of Organists-AGO), ChM (AGO), CAGO (AGO), SPC (AGO), Church Music Certificate (SU)
Therapeutic Music: Certified Music Practitioner (Music for Healing and Transition Program)

Some feedbacks:
I didn't even get to say hello to you! You were AMAZING. Thank you for being such a beautiful part of our special day! Jenna & Brian (November 15, 2014, Maidens, VA).

It was lovely music…it filled the space and added depth and meaning to the birthday party. I will be singing your praises for months to all that will hear me. Cathy (August 24, 2013, Silver Springs, MD).

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. You were a pleasure to work with. Halley & Kevin, June 9, 2012 (Charlottesville, VA).

The music was truly wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed it. 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 compliments about his performance. I would recommend him over and over again!!! Thank you 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).

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... 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. 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
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Celebration

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Rafael was such a help in the whole process of the event, even going above and beyond to make sure everything went off without a hitch. We are so grateful for all his help! We will definitely be hiring again!

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Wedding Ceremony

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We gave Rafael very little guidance other than the type of music we wanted. He did an amazing job. Rafael had our style of communication. We sent him the ceremony and where he should play and at what sound level. He followed those directions to the letter. It was really nice that he came an hour early so that he could talk with our officiant and they could be in sync for the ceremony. I would highly recommend him as he is talented, reliable, and knows the importance of the day.

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I would highly recommend Rafael for a private party. He was professional, very pleasant and accommodating. His guitar skills are amazing. HIs focus is mostly on classical repertoire. Thank you Rafael!

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Private Party

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Fantastic repertoire, wonderful performance, easy to work with. Will definitely call him for our next event!

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I would strongly recommend Rafael for anyone looking for a talented acoustic guitarist. I received compliments from several people at my wedding about the guitarist. He also has tons of videos of his songs on youtube, which helped a lot when deciding what type of guitarist I wanted. If you're looking for a talented professional who will play beautiful songs for you, then you should consider hiring Rafael.

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Holiday Party

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Rafael Scarfullery was excellent on the preparations before the event, showed up ahead of time like he promised and learned the song the I wanted him to perform and he did outstanding. I would recommend him 100%. He was by far the hit of my event (marriage proposal).

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We hired him as an organist rather than a guitarist, and he did an excellent job. Gave us a broad selection of songs to choose from, was very responsive as we were planning and coordinating, arrived at the church a full 90 minutes before the ceremony to make sure he was prepared. And, of course, he was an excellent organist on top of all that. Hire this guy, you won't regret it.

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Rafael Scarfullery was, in a word, exceptional. His music was beautiful and made the wedding ceremony special. He was professional and courteous. He was absolutely wonderful and we felt very lucky to have been able to retain him for our event.

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2019
Jul
31
Celebration
New Orleans, LA
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2018
Oct
19
Wedding Ceremony
Dobson, NC
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2018
Sep
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fairfax, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
May
26
Graduation Party
Charlottesville, VA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Nov
18
Wedding Ceremony
Raleigh, NC
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Sep
30
Wedding Ceremony
Middleburg, VA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding
Stevensville, MD
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Apr
6
Private Party
Washington, DC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
4
Wedding Ceremony
Pembroke, VA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Aug
13
Wedding Ceremony
Orange, VA
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2016
Jul
16
Wedding Ceremony
Stevensville, MD
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Dec
13
Holiday Party
McLean, VA
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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Please note Rafael Scarfullery, DMA, Classical Guitarist will also travel to Earlysville, Cobham, Barboursville, Free Union, Keswick, Ruckersville, Ivy, Quinque, Troy, White Hall, Crozet, Dyke, Somerset, Stanardsville, Gordonsville, Rochelle, Palmyra, Hood, Montpelier Station, North Garden, Aroda, Batesville, Wolftown, Greenwood, Madison, Pratts, Keene, Scottsville, Covesville, Orange.
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