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Classical Guitarist Rafael Scarfullery, DMA

Charlottesville , VA
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Charlottesville, VA US 22902 (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... Read more
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 Read less
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What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar, Organ, Piano

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This man made the cocktail hour at my wedding romantic, beautiful and unforgetable. I never got to actually meet him because i did not attend my cocktail our I only got to watch it on video but i recieved my video back and omgosh i regret having a dj for my wedding I wish i would have chose him to do the whole wedding he is so talented and he came all the way from VA to baltimore city and hardly charged anything. Its been 3 months since we got married and people in my family have not stopped talking about him and how beautiful the music was and now that i have seen the video I see why. This man has every good review i could ever give he was a kind hearted hard working very talented person and im very thankful for the beautiful music he provided us during our cocktail hour on august 2.
This man made the cocktail hour at my wedding romantic, beautiful and unforgetable. I never got to actually meet him Read more...
This man made the cocktail hour at my wedding romantic, beautiful and unforgetable. I never got to actually meet him because i did not attend my cocktail our I only got to watch it on video but i recieved my video back and omgosh i regret having a dj for my wedding I wish i would have chose him to do the whole wedding he is so talented and he came all the way from VA to baltimore city and hardly charged anything. Its been 3 months since we got married and people in my family have not stopped talking about him and how beautiful the music was and now that i have seen the video I see why. This man has every good review i could ever give he was a kind hearted hard working very talented person and im very thankful for the beautiful music he provided us during our cocktail hour on august 2. Read less
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Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Rafael plays beautifully and helped make our wedding day magical! He played before and during our ceremony, as well as during our cocktail hour. In addition, I was set on having a small group of my friends sing a song that had special meaning to me. Rafael offered to learn the accompaniment for free and it sounded beautiful! He was a breeze to work with, conducted himself professionally, responded quickly to our emails, and was incredibly flexible. So many of our guests raved about the music -- it was beautiful! Rafael, you are a true talent and such a warm, pleasant person!
Rafael plays beautifully and helped make our wedding day magical! He played before and during our ceremony, as well as Read more...
Rafael plays beautifully and helped make our wedding day magical! He played before and during our ceremony, as well as during our cocktail hour. In addition, I was set on having a small group of my friends sing a song that had special meaning to me. Rafael offered to learn the accompaniment for free and it sounded beautiful! He was a breeze to work with, conducted himself professionally, responded quickly to our emails, and was incredibly flexible. So many of our guests raved about the music -- it was beautiful! Rafael, you are a true talent and such a warm, pleasant person! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rafael provided the music during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour thereafter and I could not be happier with his services. He was responsive to emails and requests, and even learned 3 songs for us! His beautiful playing truly added to an already beautiful day. His talent is apparent, and he was worth every penny (I should mention that his prices are ridiculously reasonable for the Charlottesville area). He was even gracious enough to play for an extra half hour at a discounted rate when our timeline got a bit screwy. I only wish I could have thanked him in person…thank you Rafael for making our special day that much more special!
Rafael provided the music during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour thereafter and I could not be happier with his Read more...
Rafael provided the music during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour thereafter and I could not be happier with his services. He was responsive to emails and requests, and even learned 3 songs for us! His beautiful playing truly added to an already beautiful day. His talent is apparent, and he was worth every penny (I should mention that his prices are ridiculously reasonable for the Charlottesville area). He was even gracious enough to play for an extra half hour at a discounted rate when our timeline got a bit screwy. I only wish I could have thanked him in person…thank you Rafael for making our special day that much more special! Read less
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MehalicDeFebo
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rafael was wonderful at my wedding. I have received many compliments from my guests about the beautiful music he played. I only wish I had been given a moment to thank him in person. Thank you, Rafael!!!!
Rafael was wonderful at my wedding. I have received many compliments from my guests about the beautiful music he played. I Read more...
Rafael was wonderful at my wedding. I have received many compliments from my guests about the beautiful music he played. I only wish I had been given a moment to thank him in person. Thank you, Rafael!!!! Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
10/22/2011
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Rafael did an amazing job playing for our ceremony. I wish I hadn't been hidden away before the ceremony so that I could have enjoyed all of his beautiful music. He was very responsive to our song requests, playing a few songs that are not typically played on a classical guitar. For the rest of the music, his website was very helpful in providing examples of songs that he plays for different parts of the ceremony. In addition, his price was very reasonable. I was very happy with Rafael and felt that the music he played was more beautiful than anything even a group of 3 or 4 musicians could have done. My husband plays guitar as well, and he was very impressed! I would highly recommend Rafael to any couples looking for something a little less expected for their ceremony music.
Rafael did an amazing job playing for our ceremony. I wish I hadn't been hidden away before the ceremony so that I could Read more...
Rafael did an amazing job playing for our ceremony. I wish I hadn't been hidden away before the ceremony so that I could have enjoyed all of his beautiful music. He was very responsive to our song requests, playing a few songs that are not typically played on a classical guitar. For the rest of the music, his website was very helpful in providing examples of songs that he plays for different parts of the ceremony. In addition, his price was very reasonable. I was very happy with Rafael and felt that the music he played was more beautiful than anything even a group of 3 or 4 musicians could have done. My husband plays guitar as well, and he was very impressed! I would highly recommend Rafael to any couples looking for something a little less expected for their ceremony music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sonya
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Rafael did a wonderful job with the ceremony music for our wedding. He was very helpful during the wedding planning process and quick to respond to all of my emails. Once I told him the kind of music I wanted, he helped me narrow down my final selections. I would highly recommend him.
Rafael did a wonderful job with the ceremony music for our wedding. He was very helpful during the wedding planning Read more...
Rafael did a wonderful job with the ceremony music for our wedding. He was very helpful during the wedding planning process and quick to respond to all of my emails. Once I told him the kind of music I wanted, he helped me narrow down my final selections. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/31/2009
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I have to give Rafael a 5.0! If there were extra stars, I would give those to him too. What an amazing, talented guitarist! I was so satisfied with his services. He performed solo at our ceremony and our cocktail hour.

To be honest, my wedding day was a blur. I wish I would have hired a day-of coordinator. I can't express how grateful I am to him that I didn't have to worry about the music on my wedding day. He was like a ninja-- in and out, and his price was reasonable. He even learned music for our procession at no extra cost. (Comptine d'un autre ete from the Amelie soundtrack. It was flawless!)
I have to give Rafael a 5.0! If there were extra stars, I would give those to him too. What an amazing, talented Read more...
I have to give Rafael a 5.0! If there were extra stars, I would give those to him too. What an amazing, talented guitarist! I was so satisfied with his services. He performed solo at our ceremony and our cocktail hour.

To be honest, my wedding day was a blur. I wish I would have hired a day-of coordinator. I can't express how grateful I am to him that I didn't have to worry about the music on my wedding day. He was like a ninja-- in and out, and his price was reasonable. He even learned music for our procession at no extra cost. (Comptine d'un autre ete from the Amelie soundtrack. It was flawless!) Read less
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