Robert Castellani is an instrumental acoustic guitarist based in Suffolk. Originally starting out as an electric guitarist as a teenager, Robert has become well known for his work on the acoustic instrument.
Robert’s style draws from many influences including folk, rock, blues and classical music. His playing incorporates percussive sounds on the body of the guitar, altered tunings and harmonics, the result of which creates a sound thought impossible from just one instrument.
He has been nominated three times for the national ‘Guitarist of the Year’ award and has won prizes for his compositions and performances. He was also noted in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s list of 30 of the world’s great guitarists under the age of 30.
Robert is a seasoned performer and has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe and has played alongside top names including Ed Sheeran, Matt Cardle and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. He is also a long-term endorsee for Elixir Strings, G7th Capos and Roland and Boss effects. He is also supported by Lowden Guitars, the maker of his main instrument.
Robert is an experienced composer; having studied a classical music degree, Robert has also written music for orchestra, piano trio, solo violin and solo piano among many other works. He has also written music for productions of the Shakespeare play ‘The Tempest’.
At one time, his videos gained in excess of a quarter of a million views on YouTube exposing his music all over the globe and earning praise from a whole host of fans. He is also a well-known teacher and is currently a music lecturer and the head of guitar at Suffolk New College.
Robert is available for private tuition both at his home studio and via Skype for international students. Transcriptions of his music are also available via his website.