As an (amateur) guitarist, you get involved with some aspects which are mostly far behind the scene for the audience which is enjoying the results of your efforts. I thought it to be fun to describe some of my personal experiences with these aspects with the Guitarities. Maybe it is useful for you, and if not… it might be just fun to read and entertaining. Further you will find here reports and notes concerning a number of guitar events that I attended.
Some of the Guitarities are timeless. You can find them in the Guitarities section. Another part is time-bound, so now it is time for them to find a place in the archive. They mainly concern past events such as specific competitions and festivals.
Below you will find the links to the PDF documents.
|Ensemble Weekend Zwolle 2009||A weekend of adventure with large orchestra and small ensemble|
|Duo NIHZ in the Concertgebouw||A nice holiday present for me: A historical performance in Amsterdam|
|Frankpop 2012||The guitar teacher Frank Meijer organizes a real pop festival in Hengelo for his students|
|Amateur Competition 2012||My very first guitar competition in Nordhorn|
|Amateur Competition 2013||My second guitar competition in Nordhorn. This time I won.|
|Ensemble Workshop Pieter van der Staak||An ensemble workshop in remembrance of the guitarist/composer/teacher Pieter van der Staak|
|Louis Ignatius Gall Festival||An anniversary concert for the guitarist/composer/teacher Louis Ignatius Gall|
|Amateur Competition 2014||Two competitions this year, one in Nordhorn, one in Enschede. Including a quite different judging culture|
|Jewish Music Festival Nordhorn||The first Jewish music festival in Nordhorn|
|With Duo NIHZ to Enkhuizen||A nice trip for father’s day: A visit to the Enkhuizen Guitar Festival|
|Amateur Competition 2015||After the poor result of the 2014 competition, I make another try|
|Amateur Competition 2016||I am in doubt this year. Is competition playing the right thing for me?|