Introducing professional guitarist, Dennis Olsen, his music has been enjoyed by audiences for over 30 years. Being a small instrument, the guitar is portable and very adaptable. Dennis has played many weddings over the years, and has found weddings to be exciting in their uniqueness. He has had opportunity to play weddings in churches, in homes, in gardens, on beaches and in forests! As an instrument, the guitar lends itself to be used in small settings unplugged, or large settings simply by amplification. Whether it is an intimate gathering for friends and family or a large traditional wedding, Dennis' guitar music is a wonderful addition to the occasion. To request a free quote from Dennis, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To hear some excerpts of Dennis' playing, including a wedding music demo, select a track below:
West Coast Sketches (2005)
A series of 8 musical sketches celebrating the remarkable paradise that we live in here on Vancouver Island.
1) Water Dances - When the Afternoon Sun catches the water of the Alberni Inlet it dances
Produced and Performed by Dennis Olsen
J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations for Two Guitars (1983)
Abstract from original album sleeve:
Two classical guitarists, Dennis Olsen - eight string, and James Oldenburg - six string, have, as a Duo been described as "...the emergence of an exciting new musical force..." by Cynthia Ashton, music critic for CHQM Radio.
Both guitarists have devoted the last two thirds of their lifetimes developing their talents as classical artists; studying and benefiting from such noted guitarists as Gordon Crosskey (England), Robert Benedict (Canada), Jose Thomas (Spain), George Sakellariou (United States), and Manuel Barrueco (United States).
Since the Duo's inception in December of 1982, they have performed extensively throughout Western Canada as well as embellishing the repertory with their own transcriptions of musis for the unique ensemble of six and eight string guitars.
This recording of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations started as an outlandish but very interesting suggestion from Canadian composer Robert Benedict, and has been realized here with the help and support of many friends and relatives.
Special thanks to the man with infinite patience and a wonderful studio - Selwyn.