It was a pleasure having you as part of our Entertainment for the VIP Pavilion at USTA Open. This year's Grounds Entertainment was a tremendous success, and was very well received... We thank you, Annalisa...and look forward to working with you again in the future.
-Leah L, Corporate Event, NY, Party Planners West
Annalisa was a delight and very professional. Her music was simply lovely! She delivered exactly what we had discussed. She created a mood and atmosphere where people were able to unwind and enjoy themselves listening to wonderful music. She played for our event of over 125 people and all attendee’s loved it. I would not hesitate to use her again or recommend her.
-Tanya M, Yale, New Haven, CT
Simply captivating. A short blurb of testimonial is not sufficient to express our pleasure with having Annalisa perform at our wedding. Her choice of pieces added and enhanced the evening wonderfully. She was the icing on the cake for Karla and me. Gracious and accommodating she provided an atmosphere of elegance and beauty. My hope is that she enjoyed herself as much as we did. Thank you so much!
-Mark K., wedding, Prospect, CT
We hired Annalisa Ewald to provide background music for our son's rehearsal dinner at a tapas wine bar and restaurant. She played beautiful classical and Spanish guitar music throughout the evening, adding a wonderful touch to the event. We received many, many compliments about her performance... Annalisa was professional, accommodating, and pleasant to all of our guests. We would recommend her without reservation.
-Karen S., rehearsal dinner, Hoboken, NJ
Annalisa was wonderful! She did an incredible job of synthesizing our requests and then realizing them at the wedding. We wanted traditional New England melded with traditional Costa Rican...She had a wonderfully varied repertoire of Elizabethan, classical, Spanish and Latin American music. She was lovely to work with--very professional and very nice. Her playing and presence were the perfect complement to our wedding ceremony. Truly a perfect match! Thank you, Annalisa!
-Liz M, Wedding, Greenwich, CT
Annalisa Ewald was extremely talented, professional and friendly. Many of our guests commented on the beautiful music she was able to provide for our ceremony and reception and how much they enjoyed her presence. She is a brilliant musician and yet is able to play with enough subtlety that our reception did not become a musical event. I would VERY HIGHLY recommend Annalisa to a friend!
-Julie M, Wedding, Princeton, NJ
Annalisa chose music that was beautiful and totally appropriate for the occasion, including both Spanish and other classical music that added just the right touch that we wanted for the occasion. Thank you, Annalisa.
-Brenda K, Wedding, Brookfield, CT
"Our phenomenal and incredibly talented guitarist friend Annalisa." -Rene & Laiza M.
Annalisa was a delight, she brought to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour elegance and charm with her beautiful music. My husband and I would recommend her to anyone.
-Lana W, Wedding, Stony Brook, NY
She was Fantastic!!!! Annalisa has been very accommodating and easy to work with. I will be using her for 5 more events in the coming months.
-Jessica Meg C, Corporate Function, New York City, NY
She was Fabulous! Annalisa would be a wonderful addition to any event. She is a passionate and talented musician. We greatly appreciated and enjoyed professionalism and charming personality.
-Jessica Meg C, Corporate Function, New York City, NY
Annalisa worked to the Nth degree to accomodate what I was looking for. She made our event very special and provided just what I was looking for in her music and professionalism.
-Lisa E, Private Party, White Plains, NY
We hired Annalisa Ewald to play classical guitar for a holiday party at our home. We have a very old tudor which we dressed up in holiday attire, and Annalisa's performance provided an elegant finishing touch. She played a mix of carols, English music from the Elizabethan era, 19th century sonatas, waltzes and more. She set a festive mood without being intrusive or demanding. Our guests were very complimentary of her performance. Annalisa's a very delightful lady and we would highly recommend her to other potential clients without hesitation.
-Timothy S, Private Party, Harrison, NY
Absolutely a wonderful, most sincere and extremely accommodating person and a huge talent as well. My guests unbidden came up to me to tell me how beautifully she played. She worked very hard to make sure she played the pieces I wanted, offering suggestions that were right on the money, and had endless patience during the process.
-Marcie C, Wedding, North Bergen, NJ
Thank you for making my husband's birthday party so special. Your magnificent guitar playing and wonderful selection of music was so entertaining... The entire transaction was a pleasure and we will recommend you to all our friends and colleagues.
-Pat & Chuck B, Private Party, New York City
What the Critics Say
Billboard Top Ten albums
Annalisa at No. 8 !
Also ran in Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
"If you love the guitar but you’ve had your fill of hard-rocking guitarists and folkie pretenders, you might want to check out classical guitarist Annalisa Ewald. The album is an unpretentious collection of varied pieces played with polish and panache in front of an appreciative if not downright rowdy crowd."
"...Annalisa Ewald may not have the name recognition that a guitarist like Sharon Isbin has, but if she produces a few more albums like this one, she’ll be right up there. Not only does [her album] show her joy in the music, it makes that joy contagious."
- Jack Goodstein
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF MUSIC-
by Brian Arsenault
A Guitar Tour of the World
"Annalisa Ewald is a classical guitarist of significant reputation. But don’t let that stop you, even you’re like me and equate great guitar with Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend you’ll find much to like. And her playing seems faultless. All in all, a delight."
"Exquisite." - Downtown Magazine, NYC
"A richly-sounding guitar, well-played." - The News-Tiimes, Santa Barbara, CA