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Robert Bekkers

Dutch Guitarist in America


Born near Eindhoven, Netherlands, Robert earned his performing and teaching degrees (Bachelor and Master of Music) at the Conservatory of Maastricht. During the seven years there, he won a scholarship to study contemporary music with Angelo Gilardino in Italy. He has performed in master classes for internationally-known guitarists such as David Russell and Pepe Romero. After his education Robert developed his career as a soloist and chamber musician, playing with orchestras, choirs, and giving solo recitals. Currently he is completing his Doctor in Musical Arts (DMA) in classical guitar at the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk. Robert is the new artistic director of the Boston Guitar Orchestra.


“…one of life’s great pleasure: getting up close and personal with great music, “Concierto de Aranjuez.” Bekkers gave a strong, lyrical and passionate performance. The orchestra matched it. We were moved and inspired; I think everybody was…”

Bob Knox, Boston

“Audley Society sponsored Robert Bekkers in Houston and it was so beautiful to hear his sounds reverberate throughout the building. Our guests were so delighted, Robert sold out his CDs!”

Linda Marroquin, Houston

“I have been putting on house concerts for over 15 years. Robert was the first classical guitarist I had hosted. He put on an excellent show. My crowd was

Jeff Abrams, Houston

“During his performance I found myself wondering if Robert had an extra set of hands since it was not clear to me how so many notes could be strummed at the same time. This music is a pure joy to listen to and immediately sets you in a romantic frame of mind.”

Susan Raddatz, Utrecht

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