Orchestras that are performing the soundtrack to the Disney Pixar
Movie Coco will need to hire two guitarists to play the
sound track. The first guitar part is the most complex part in
the entire orchestral guitar repertoire, short of a concerto.
It takes a rare guitarist to play the part.
Tim Berens has played both the guitar 1 and guitar 2 parts on
Coco. He is available to work with your orchestra.
Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about how to play this amazing
guitar part, and will help the player hired to play the second
guitar part to learn the part.
John Varineau, conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony, offered
"Hiring Tim to play the guitar #1 part for Coco was
the smartest thing we did for that production. First of
all, Tim knows the part cold. Secondly, he knows how to
play with an orchestra, follow a conductor, and follow a
click-track. Third, his artistry brought the whole
production to another level. When I was first brought on
to conduct Coco, I thought "How am I ever going to get
this rehearsed in the allotted time?" and "how am I
going to line up the guitar part with the rubato
singing?" The fact that Tim knew the score so well
enabled us to get everything thoroughly rehearsed and we
dismissed early. And Tim knew the rubato singing
so well that I didn't even have to conduct. The way
Tim's playing lined up with the close-up animation
Miguel's guitar playing was uncanny. There is no doubt
in my mind that it was Tim that made our performance of
Coco the outstanding success that it was instead of a
near disaster! "
-- John Varineau.
Conductor, Grand Rapids Symphony
Coco Performances by Tim
||Number of Performances
||Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
||Toronto Symphony Orchestra
||Grand Rapids Symphony
Reach out to Tim through the
Contact Page if your
orchestra needs a guitarist to play the Guitar 1 or 2 parts from the
movie Coco. His 38 years as the guitarist for the Cincinnati
Pops Orchestra prepared him well to play this challenging part with
the style and flair the part deserves.