While her mother was on stage, giving a beautiful concert. Marielle was enjoying herself in the lobby. They were happily reunited afterwards.
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This is George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923), a Dutch painter who lived and worked on the Lauriergracht, the canal where my workshop is located. Until February 2015 there will be an exhibition about his work in het Stadsarchief, in a beautiful building that alone is worth paying a visit.
The reason why I’m telling you this, is because of the painting underneath which can be found at the Rijksmuseum. It’s called the Corner of Lauriergracht and tweede Laurierdwarsstraat. That’s exactly where my workshop is!
“I must say, I enjoy every second I spend playing on your guitar. I’m very pleased with sound of the guitar and it is also very easy to play on. I’ve improved my playing, sound and technique and also won several competitions here in Serbia. I was first on our state competitions in April this year, several competitions last year on republic level, and I also won 3rd price on Guitar Art Festival last year, all with your guitar.
Yesterday I had an honor to play a solo recital on a 53rd Festival of youth culture, in my hometown in Knjazevac, Serbia. I shared the stage with famous Macedonian guitarist, and a member of ” Kings of Strings”, Vlatko Stefanovksi. I really enjoyed, and the guitar was amazing as always. Here are some photos from last night. Hope we will meet soon.”
This is Goran Krivokapic, a fantastic guitarist from Montenegro. In 2009 he gave a beautiful concert in our series. For the ones who read Dutch, here a short interview with him. Last month he was invited by the Changsha International Guitar Festival in China to play a concert and give a masterclass.
This David Collet. He is President at Guitar Salon International and since twenty years, my official dealer in the USA. He stopped by with his wife after a visit to Germany. I showed them around in Amsterdam and after that we had dinner at Hotel De Goudfazant, one of my favorite restaurants in Amsterdam.
Last week Benjamin Verdery sent me an e-mail
Last night I played a concert and while the Barri always sounds great for some reason, the humidity, the hall what ever, it sounded INCREDIBLE!!!! I almost started to play like Segovia used to and hold certain notes just to hear them longer, who cares about the phrase!!!!!!! I got so many great comments about the guitar! Onward we go! Thanks again for such a great instrument!
All acoustic basses sound alike which, in my experience, they usually do. Or at least they did prior to the arrival of the fifth-bass guitar designed and built by Amsterdam luthier Otto Vowinkel, husband of the performer. Tuned, as the name indicates, a fifth below a standard guitar. Steenbergen’s instrument has an unexpectedly bright and slightly metallic tone. But most of all, it has the one quality that somehow seems to have eluded the majority of acoustic basses both past and present. That quality is sustain.
This is David González playing Homenaje a Toulouse- Lautrec by Spanish composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. The recording is made in Guitarras de Luthier, a guitar shop in Madrid. I think he plays it beautifully.