Jacob Vlijm is teaching classical guitar at the ArtEZ School of Music in Zwolle where he once was a student himself. His teacher was Pieter van der Staak, a Dutch guitarist / composer who in 1968 initiated the first classical guitar festival ever. The festival still exists and since 2007 Jacob Vlijm is the director. Next edition is called Adultery and starts at October 26.
Otto Vowinkel is a household name in the classical guitar world; a renowned luthier with customers all over the world.
His instruments are physically light, easy to play, ultra-responsive and very powerful. His guitars have outstanding tonal qualities, evenness in sound colour and a perfect intonation.
Otto blogs about making guitars, guitarists who play his instruments, festivals he visits and ‘his’ guitar series Meesters op de Gitaar. He also writes about guitar maintenance.