REAL-TIME LIVE GUITAR CONCERT
Martin van Hees (NL) & Guo Zhi Tang (DE)
13 November 2021
Martin van Hees (1990) is, according to his professor Zoran Dukic, a musician with ‘outstanding musical expression’. Van Hees graduated in 2014 cum laude for his Masters at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague with a distinction for his contribution to contemporary music.
Martin van Hees has won various prizes at national and international guitar competitions: 1st prize Lions National Guitar Competition (2009), 1st prize Patras International Guitar Competition (2015), 2nd prize Northern Guitar Awards (2005), 3rd prize Kolkata International Guitar Festival and Competition (2014).
In the period October-December 2014 van Hees visited India with ‘The Classical Guitar Project’ where he gave a series of concerts, workshops and masterclasses. In April 2016 he gave a tour in Greece with highlights the performances at Patras Guitar Festival and Crete Guitar Festival.
Furthermore, Martin van Hees performed in Thailand, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands. He is part of the contemporary music group Kluster5 with whom he performed on national television (Vrije Geluiden) and radio (4). In 2016 he released his first CD: Cadence.
13 November 2021
8 pm CET
Central European Time
Real-time on Zoom
GUO ZHI TANG support act
Johan Kaspar Mertz Elegie
William Walton Bagatelle 3
MARTIN VAN HEES
‘Roland and I’
Roland Dyens French Chansons:
– Hymne a l’amour
– La chanson des vieux amants
Martin van Hees Pearls of Orange
Arrangements of Dutch songs made during the first lockdown and inspired by the transcriptions of Dyens’ chansons.
Martin van Hees Ikariotikoyunbabarrange
Based on a Greek folk melody. The title is (again) inspired by Roland Dyens.
“Building musical instruments is playing with various variables such as types of wood, material thickness, tension, shapes etc. Each of which determines the sound to a greater or lesser extent. That is where the challenge lies for me as a guitar builder: improving sound and layout for musicians.”