"An entire crowd of professional musicians, and you wowed them all. The number of comments I received about your playing were too numerous to count, and they were all variations on a theme: 'Where did you find him? He's absolutely fantastic!' You were so professional and helpful and so easy to work with - not to mention patient... that I felt absolutely no stress about music after talking with you the first time. I'll happily recommend you whenever I can. Thanks to you, our wedding was a wonderful memory we'll treasure forever. Thank you again!" —Yuhri Hirata
"It was a true pleasure having Daniel play at our wedding. He added the perfect ambiance to our reception, setting the mood for a lovely, easy and connecting evening. All of our guests left feeling relaxed, connected and happy and I can largely accredit that to Daniel's wonderful presence. [5 stars on all counts]" — Jenna Gregoriou, Sausalito, July 2016
"We booked Daniel to play our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Our venue was very small and intimate and Daniel's playing fit the venue perfectly. Daniel met with us prior to gather all the details about both the ceremony and our requests. He was very helpful with song selection, and the impromptu selections he played during the cocktail hour were great. If you are looking for a solid classical guitar player for your event, Daniel is your guy"
— Brennan Rector, Sacramento, CA (gig ID# 2414676)
“Daniel is a master guitar professional with great insight for selecting appropriate music for all occasions. He is also well versed in ceremony design and is very committed to make your ceremony or reception memorable for both participants and guests. His guitar music is exquisite.” —Chuck and Marsha Snodgrass, Granite Bay
“I have happily recommended Daniel Roest’s talents for many years. His attention to detail, his professionalism, and above all his gift with the guitar make him a valuable asset for any gathering. Daniel has consistently provided an incredible ambiance for our events. Many brides have floated down the aisle to his beautiful music. When Daniel is here, we know it will be done right!” —Brooke Greene, Events Coordinator, Nestldown and Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
Solo guitar concerts:
“Mendocino received a great gift on Saturday with Daniel Roest's concert in the Theater at the Mendocino Art Center. Daniel is one of the great treasures in the contemporary scene of Classical Guitar. With his great heart, technique, engaging wit, along with a thorough knowledge of the history of the Classical Guitar, Daniel has that rare ability to embrace the audience and create a unity of emotion with his listeners.... His concert received standing ovations. If you get the opportunity to hear Daniel, you will be moved by his most expressive and masterful playing. It will enrich your life.”—Robert Burns, Fort Bragg
“Daniel Roest's concert in our home was, quite simply, a delight. His playing was elegant and lovely, and his stage presence was friendly, casual and charming. A number of guests insisted that he be invited back for an encore performance.” —David Thomas, Shingle Springs
“His performance was very well received, ending in an explosive standing ovation. His program was fun and entertaining, which would be great for any audience.” —William Jenks, Portland Classic Guitar Concert Series, Portland, OR.
"Fantastic! Our highest attendance ever. Daniel Roest's concert was the highlight of the year.... The audience was delighted and enthralled and asked for Daniel to return next year! His relaxed manner and conversational style with information between the pieces was wonderful!" —Susan Covington and Diane Knight, Folsom Public Library
“Daniel: I loved your performance... You are so calm and you have a wonderful way of connecting with your audience, and your music is amazing. I listened to your beautiful CD on the way home... I loved it, Daniel. You are truly an artist....Your playing goes way beyond the technical realm, and into the soul.” —Catherine Altamura, Santa Rosa
“Dear Mr. Roest, I was lucky enough to be present for your Mt. Hamilton performance last evening. Your skill and interpretations were endlessly impressive. I enjoyed every piece, and their variety. I look forward to the next chance to hear you, and in the meantime will have to content myself with your recordings. I just ordered Great Guitars. Thanks for a memorable evening.” —Sincerely, Matthew Scott, San Jose
Flute and guitar duo concerts:
"Dear Daniel, Thank you for the gift of you and your music today! You are amazing... Please extend my appreciation to Francesca for today's smooth, golden-toned flute music. You are an excellent musical ensemble and I will recommend you whenever I can." —Your fan, Brad Slocum [Director, Westminster Presbyterian Church Music At Noon Program] 1/9/13
"Daniel, What a wonderful evening. Both you and Francesca were a hit with everyone. Some of the comments I received were: 'The evening went too fast. I was mesmerized by the music.', 'This is what we moved here for. The music along with the education was brilliant.' You raised the bar very high for the next performance. I can't thank you enough for creating a program that I had only envisioned. I will pass you name along to a few other associations that I know of. I will look into all three of your recommendations. Again, thank you and Francesca for giving us such a soulful evening." —Richard Garcia, Brentwood, CA.
“Daniel, Bravo for a wonderful performance yesterday. You and all your friends sounded just perfect. [A man] sitting behind me commented on Francesca’s solo Syrinx, 'The most beautiful flute solo I’ve ever heard!' I couldn’t disagree with that at all. Warmest Regards,” —Jim Banach, Folsom
“What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Daniel Roest and Francesca Anderson enthralled me with their beautiful performance. Accomplished is understated—informative is obvious; music to soothe the soul—absolutely. Experience this duo for yourself.” —Regina Maduell, Folsom Public Library