“I have several times heard the young guitarist Christopher McGuire and consider him an artist, sensitive, with perfect technique…I am sure he will be appreciated and applauded everywhere.”
-Andrés Segovia

“With my music, I completely trust his artistic sensibilities.”
-Federico Moreno-Torroba

-Radio Nacional de España

“His beautiful playing was full of life and colour.”
-Gendai Guitar Magazine, Japan

“A guitar is not only a guitar. In the hands of Christopher McGuire, it is otherwise only a group of cooperating musicians can achieve: a body of sound. A guitar performance that fascinated all listeners.”
-Helmut Gärtner, Passaur Neue Presse

“He does indeed succeed in doing it all alone, he and his guitar…where one stops the other takes over in a continuous flow of melodious sounds.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“The music was at once delicate, yet forceful and sophisticated…the rich tone and sparkling interpretation he gave to the music showed his empathy with the spirit of the music. McGuire seemed at one with his instrument and the music he chose to play.”
-Anchorage Daily News

“Choreographer Bruce Wood added another piece to his impressive canon Monday night with the premiere of Fables of Loneliness, a ballet inspired by and including readings of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Although the poems were the most obvious feature of Fables of Loneliness, the piece rested on a foundation of hypnotically gentle guitar music drawn from Villa-Lobos, Vivaldi and others, exquisitely performed by virtuoso Christopher McGuire.”
-Wayne Lee Gay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“In March, Auburn Community Concerts Association presented another spectacular concert. Classical guitarist Christopher McGuire, student of Segovia, Romero, Tomás, and Torroba, played classical compositions by Carcassi, Villa-Lobos, Sor, Tedesco, Ponce, his mentor Federico Moreno-Torroba, and others. But most importantly, he performed the most exquisite interpretation I have ever heard  of the lovely “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” by Francisco Tarrega. 

It would bring tears to the eyes of classical guitar music lovers anywhere. To entertain us further, Mr. McGuire played more modern pieces – “Oh! Susanna” such as you have never before heard, two pieces he wrote himself, and “Vincent” by McLean, arranged by John Knowles.

A heart-felt standing ovation was touchingly received by McGuire, who seemed a bit surprised by, but certainly should not have been.”
-Ronald D. Greenwood, Perspective Arts Magazine

“Christopher McGuire’s guitar sang with beauty, emotion, and power; our full-house audience was mesmerized for two full hours, and still we wanted more.”
-Diane Hess, President, Josephine County Community Concert Association

“As President of the Pendleton Concert Association, I have the good fortune to meet and get to know many of the artists we invite to perform. Christopher McGuire not only delighted our audience with his skill, repertoire and presence, he also gave us the opportunity to experience his unassuming charm and delightful sense of humor. We look forward to his return when we can once again welcome his artistic mastery and personal warmth.”
-Arthur J. Hill, President, Pendleton Concert Association, Pendleton, Oregon