For as long as I remember l wanted to play the guitar. Although I was given a sound foundation in music through theory lessons and recorder, French horn and trumpet classes, my real musical heroes were my two uncles who played the guitar. By the time I turned 10 I started reading all the books about guitars I could find at our local library in order to build my first guitar, and began to play!
I enrolled in a studio, and my passion for the guitar just took off. Enabled to to play more serious instruments I began to play and perform with my first bands. Soon I was eager to take my playing to the next level by enrolling in a Master’s program for classical guitar at the Conservatory of Maastricht. I remember my teachers at the school telling me it would be impossible to get in as that place was for exceptionally talented people. Well, I did it, there I was!
Before, during and after my formal education, I explored all kinds of styles—blues, singer-songwriting, jazz guitar, flamenco, pop music—and although I enjoyed and appreciated them all, I always returned to my passion, the classical guitar.
The classical guitar has taken me around the world a few times and now into the DMA program as a student of the extraordinary artist Eliot Fisk. Thank you for visiting here, you are invited to roam around on my site.