Performance Samples

Click here to listen to Larry perform an excerpt from Concierto de Aranjuez:


Larry Aynesmith - Gigue, BWV 997, J.S. Bach from Larry Aynesmith on Vimeo.

Photos and Reviews

"Larry's elegant performance was full of genuine expression, a good sense of stylistic practice, and a relaxed technique that communicated a vivid experience of the music he presented."
– Jon Mendle, prominent Classical Guitarist who has toured with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

“This festive audience demanded an encore and left delighted and humming with appreciation.”
– Ernie Grossman, Lake Tahoe Music Festival

“Never before has this old house reveled in such golden threads of melody as Larry’s music penetrated the very core of its fabric. Larry shall surely grace Thunderbird Lodge many times hence.”
– Bill Watson, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Inc.

“Larry Aynesmith is the finest Classical Guitarist we have heard in the Reno / Tahoe area. It was a pleasure
hearing him perform.”

– Dr. and Mrs. William Feltner, Reno, NV

“Great job Larry! Bravo!”
– Denis Azabagic,
International Award Winning Classical Guitarist

“Your playing is beautiful.”
– Comedian Andy Dick

"Your music is so good it gives me shivers."
Linda Adkins, Tahoe TV

“Larry Aynesmith’s music is beautiful. The sound of his classical guitar blended wonderfully with the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Larry is a true professional, who is exactly where he needs to be when he needs to be, providing a rich background to a special event.”

– Sharon Decker, wedding event at Lake Tahoe

“Larry plays with great energy and has something to communicate.”
– Jeremy Jouve, Guitar Foundation of America International Competition Winner

Larry, you may use my quote. You play very well.”
– Amalia Ramirez, Director of Ramirez Guitars, Spain

“Your contribution to our concert was absolutely spectacular. All of us extend our profound thanks.”
– Charlotte S. Tucker,
Carson City Symphony


Award Winning Classical Guitarist

- #1 Classical Artist from over 42,000 entries, September 2013,
on the First Internet Classical Music Charts
- Nevada Artist Fellowship Honoree
Artistic Director, Classical Gala West (

“I enjoyed Larry's performance and I can highly recommend him for concert engagements.”
– Victor Villadangos, one of the world's foremost Classical Guitarists, Argentina

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Larry Aynesmith
P.O. Box 6083
Incline Village, NV 89450
Phone: (775) 298-1686


Larry is an honoree of the Nevada Artist Fellowship Program. He has appeared on ABC Television and National Public Radio. He performs as a solo artist, in ensembles, and in symphony performances and concertos. His primary instrument is Classical Guitar and he also performs on Cello and other instruments. Larry is an MFG artist representing classical guitars for

Larry has performed in master classes for many of the world's leading leading classical guitarists including Roland Dyens, Marc Teicholz, and Elena Papandreou.

Larry received an M.M. in Music from Butler University and doctoral study at Indiana University. Larry is also an award winning published poet. Larry founded the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Area Guitar Festival, and Classical Gala West. See for info.

Larry is also a Real Estate Broker in Incline Village, Nevada, see Contact Larry for help buying or selling real estate in Northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area!

Works in progress, check this website for availability and sound clips!

Water Guitar
(Original Compositions)
Trois Sequensse
1. Sequensse .49
2. Sequensse Inonuli
3. Sequensse Alolo

Water Guitar Suite
4. Toccata 29.288
5. Water Babies
6. Water Guitar

Lachrimae Exultate for Jobs
7. Steve Jobs Is Dead
8. Do It
9. Oh Wow

10. Eating sunflower seeds with your fingertips
(For Joni Mitchell)

11. Alimente de Alma

12. Scenes From An Imaginary Diner

The Five Joyful Mysteries
(Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, 1644-1704, arr. Larry Aynesmith)

The Annunciation
1. Praeludium
2. Aria
3. Variatio
4. Adagio
5. Finale

The Visitation
6. Sonata
7. Allamanda
8. Presto

The Nativity
9. Sonata
10. Courente
11. Double
12. Adagio

The Presentation in the Temple
13. Ciacona

Jesus In The Temple
14. Praeludium
15. Allamanda
16. Gigue
17. Sarabanda
18. Double


All Saints Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, California
Wells Fargo Auditorium, University of Nevada, Reno
Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
Shakespeare Stage at Sand Harbor, Incline Village, Nevada
Thunderbird Lodge, Incline Village, Nevada
Tahoe TV, South Lake Tahoe, California
Crystal Bay Casino, Crystal Bay, Nevada
Squaw Valley Chapel, Olympic Valley, California
Squaw Valley Resort, Olympic Valley, California
Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, Nevada
Cal-Neva Resort, Frank Sinatra Showroom, Crystal Bay, Nevada
ABC TV, Reno, Nevada
Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival, Olympic Valley, California
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno, Nevada
Laxalt Auditorium, University of Nevada, Reno
Galena Regional Park, Reno, Nevada
Rotary Club, Tahoe City, California
Sparks Victorian Square Plaza, Sparks, Nevada
Reno Artown Festival, Reno, Nevada
SF Bay Classical Guitar Festival, Walnut Creek, California
Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, Tahoe City, California
Private Event, Carnelian Bay, California
The Promenade, Reno, Nevada
Chamber of Commerce, Reno, Nevada
Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church , Incline Village, Nevada
Sierra Arts Gallery, Reno, Nevada
The Village At Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, California
Carson Chamber Singers, Carson City, Nevada
Reno First Methodist Church, Reno, Nevada
Montreux, Reno, Nevada
Americana Music Festival, Wingfield Park, Reno, Nevada
South Reno Rotary Club, Reno, Nevada
Carson City Chamber Singers, Carson City, Nevada
Private Events, Incline Village, Nevada
Sierra Star, Special Events, Incline Village, Nevada
Yoga Studio, Reno, Nevada
Copeland Arts Center, Minden, Nevada
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek, California
Reno First Congregational Church, Reno, Nevada
North Lake Tahoe Arts Center, Tahoe City, California
Private and Special Events, Tahoe City, California
Tahoe Gal Paddlewheel Boat, South Lake Tahoe, California
Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada
The Glen, Grand Opening, Incline Village, Nevada
Carson Valley United Methodist Church, Gardnerville, Nevada
Mark Twain Cultural Center, Incline Village, Nevada
Hope Lutheran Church, South Lake Tahoe, California
St. Theresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe, California
Reno/Tahoe International Film Festival, Incline Village, Nevada
First Methodist Church, Carson City, Nevada
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Incline Village, Nevada
Northwest Indiana Symphony, Merrilville, Indiana
Northwest Indiana Arts Association, Hammond, Indiana
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Clowes Hall, Butler University , Indianapolis, Indiana
Carson City Symphony
Carnegie Hall