Accolades


“Absolutely loved your performance. It captured my guest’s hearts, there wasn’t a toe in the room not tapping. It was one of the most memorable performances ever to happen at one of my events. My guests are still talking about it to this day.”

Jerilyn Wright

President, Jerilyn Wright & Associates Interior Design Consultants

“Holly created an atmosphere so exotic, welcoming and captivating that the event has become a legend in my circle of friends and colleagues. Our community is fortunate to have access to a musician with Holly’s vast knowledge and appreciation of the wonder that is flamenco music and tradition. Having spent a great deal of time in Spain myself, I know that her performances are authentic, innovative and more than entertainment, but rather deep experiences of beauty.”

Joanne Stalinski

In-Home Concert Hostess

“I have had the pleasure of witnessing Holly Blazina’s Flamenco guitar performances for the past five years and am truly impressed by her increasing technical ability and artistic sensitivity. Her performances have a way of projecting a sense of calmness and serenity that is particularly pleasing to audiences.”

Damon Johnston

Artistic Director, ProArts Society, Calgary

“Holly is a passionate and consummate musician who fills the room with richness and enchantment. Her ability to relay a story through music takes you away to places that are exotic, exciting and romantic. My wife and I have been fortunate to have hear Holly at a number of venues including inviting her to one of ours. She is truly gifted and can transform the surroundings instantly once her fingers touch the strings. Would we recommend Holly: without hesitation, YES.”

Steve and Michelle Zanini

Zanico Services

“It was such a pleasure to have Holly as part of our festival fundraiser weekend. Through rehearsals, performance, and workshops, she was always professional and a joy to work with. Holly’s playing brought a high level of artistry and skill to our performance, highlighting the high caliber of flamenco in Canada.”

Jane Ogilvie and Cat Moores

the Edmonton Flamenco Festival

“Holly Blazina’s heartfelt performances are a wonderful combination of sensitive musicianship alongside technical virtuosity that are sure to captivate any audience.  As a teacher, Holly’s workshops are an absolute must for any aspiring musician and guitar enthusiast!”

Brett Gunther

Artistic Director, Calgary Classical Guitar Society

“Holly played at a Top Level Executive private client reception we held at the Paul Van Ginkel Gallery. The evening went stupendously and the ambience provided by Holly’s flamenco guitar was amazing. Professional, easy to work with and the audience loved her! I would not hesitate to invite Holly back to any event I host in the future.”

Joy Caron

Director of Sales & Marketing, Delta Calgary Downtown

“Thank you for the beautiful music you played for our fiesta. We had many comments about how nice it was to have live, Spanish guitar played so well!”

Dave & Laurie-Lynn Brookwell

Illusions Photography

“Holly & Robin, you were so spectacular. What a great night! Let’s do it again soon.”

Susan Klassen

In-Home Concert Hostess

“Holly is a terrific player with great style and a fun personality. I’ve seen her play at a number of events around town and I’m always amazed. I have happily referred Holly to friends and co-workers when they needed a guitarist for a special event knowing she would do an awesome job. She has always been super professional has never disappointed!”

Liz Tompkins

Account Executive , City Palate

“Holly’s music is beautiful and we always receive many comments from guests and clients about how much they enjoy having her play… I would not hesitate in giving Holly my highest recommendation!”

J'Val Shuster

Devour Catering

“I love Flamenco guitar and have heard some of the best (including in Spain). I feel Holly is an exceptional guitarist who is committed to a life of performing and learning. She is passionate about her art and very easy to deal with. Holly can play both background music for any event or be a headline performer during a concert.”

Paul Van Ginkel

Visual Artist & Owner, Van Ginkel Art Gallery

“Calgary’s Holly Blazina is a pioneer in flamenco guitar.”

Jacqueline Price

The Calgary Herald

“Holly’s choice of music and her playing were both outstanding, and her communication on the phone and in person were both helpful and appropriate. We would recommend here to anyone hosting a wedding or similar important function.”

Bill Avery

Producer, Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show

“I have heard Holly perform in a variety of settings – several business functions, a funeral, even a spiritual gathering. Her music is always appropriate and has a way of enlivening each occasion, making it more enjoyable. All those in attendance comment positively and seem uplifted. I highly recommend Holly’s services for any event that calls for music.”

François Aubin

Sales & Marketing Consultant

“Thank you, Holly, for making our daughter’s celebration extra special! Your playing brought back memories of the incredible flamenco guitarist (and dancers) we heard in Cordoba in May. Your playing is exquisite and you looked so beautiful as you played. Our family and dear friends, too, were very impressed.”

The Woodwards

Private Event Clients

“Holly is a wonderfully talented music professional.  Her music was the perfect touch for our small, intimate, restaurant wedding. She was a delight to work with, and we were so glad to have her perform as part of our big day. I would highly recommend her!”

Pam Hinman

Private Event Client