In the video from which the still was taken Billy Chi teaches you in 60 seconds how to play Despacito from Luis Fonsi. To be honest I had never heard of Luis Fonsi but I noticed that Billy Chi plays on a guitar made by me.
What a pleasant surprise it was when I opened the link Swedish guitarist Kristoffer Skoog sent me. I found this episode of Fica a Dica in which Nelson talks only positive words about his 2A model, Flamenco.
Fica a dica is part of Um cafe la em casa, the internet show in which Nelson discusses and plays music with colleagues and friends. A must see for all guitarists who want to play Brazilian music.
This is Maurice Freton from Galerie des Luthiers in Lyon, France.
Esther and I only knew the city Lyon from passing it on our way southwards. Last time we decided to make a stop and pay it a visit, something we should have done a long time before. Lyon is a beautiful place, full of nice people and fantastic restaurants!
We went to see Galerie des Luthiers, a guitar shop specialized in classical guitars, run by Alice and Maurice Freton. That particular day Alice was out of town, but her father Maurice welcomed us with great enthusiasm.
This is Minsu Yu, the owner of Classical Guitar Studio Partita, in Seoul, South-Korea. Last March he came all the way to Europe, to meet and greet guitar makers he represents, including me. Before he came to Amsterdam he spent more than a week in Italy and after all the pasta he felt like some noodles. The first night we took him to a restaurant called Korea, which didn’t happen to be the perfect choice… Luckily Minsu Yu stayed a few more days so we could make up for it.
Minsu Yu and I got to know each other thanks to the South Korean guitarist Ricardin Hwang about whom I wrote earlier. Minsu, besides owing the most important guitar shop of South-Korea, turned out to be a very good guitar player.
These are Krisna and Prawira Pijloo after having performed Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve in Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Both Krisna and Prawira play the guitar from an early age and both want to become professional guitarists.
I know Krisna and Prawira since 2013 as you can see in the other video, recorded when they visited the workshop with their parents.
This is the Spanish guitarist Rafael Aguirre, taking applause after his debut in het Concertgebouw van Amsterdam. Rafael played a beautiful concert in a full house. Our series Meesters op de Gitaar consists of three concerts each year and is getting more and more attention. That is good news for the ones who missed the concert. Rafael can be watched and listen to via Opium op 4 and Podium Witteman. There were also pictures taken from the concert.