As a soloist Phil Weaver draws on his extensive touring and a varied repertoire developed throughout his career (yet still expanding) to create a musical experience for the listener that is moving, enchanting, and at a very high artistic level. The music includes tangos by Piazzolla, dances by the Brazilian composers Villa-Lobos and Cardoso, the flamenco inspired works of Albeniz and Turina, elegant masterpieces from J.S. Bach and Scarlatti, as well as contemporary pieces such as Peter Maxwell-Davies Celtic lament Farewell to Stromness and the Russian composer Piotr Panin's rock-influenced Tanz der Eskimos.
Phil Weaver's focus is to make his music relevant and approachable no matter what the venue or situation, whether a live radio show, large outdoor festival, recital hall, or house concert. The goal is communication with the audience-expect virtuosic performing and be prepared to have some fun. Phil is known for his sense of humor on and off the stage.
“Phil Weaver is a virtuoso talent whose powerful, brilliant technique, and colorful style make him a guitarist to watch for.” (Charles Duncan, author of The Art of Classical Guitar Playing)
“Phil Weaver played his guitar magnificently. (Ed Wismer, Sentinel-Ledger, Ocean City, New Jersey)
“Phil Weaver projected a bold range of dynamics – his splashes of color, admirable dexterity and infectious rhythms drew the listener into the music quite successfully.” (John Chambers, Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Alabama)
Phil Weaver performs on a 1988 Jose Ramirez Elite concert guitar from Madrid. He provides his own state-of-the-art mic and sound reinforcement.
Much of Phil's repertoire is perfect for weddings and other special occasions. If you'd like to celebrate with some live music that is truly innovative and unique contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.