REAL-TIME LIVE GUITAR CONCERT
Martin van Hees (NL) & Guo Zhi Tang (DE)
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8 pm CET
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.
November 13, 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
Martin van Hees will play some ‘Pearls of Orange’, these are his own arrangements of Dutch folk songs, music by Barrios, and his own compositions. The exact program follows soon.
The online guitar concerts organized by Gitaristen Podium are not just streamed concerts, but real-time played concerts via Zoom. You come closer to the guitarists than ever! You all have the best seats, eat and drink whatever you want and if you like it, grab the sheet music and read along. During the concert you can ask the guitarist of the support act as well as the main guitarist questions via the chat. After the concert, they answer the questions in the Q&A.
All our concerts start at 20:00. You can log in from 19:40. Until the concert starts we show slides with useful information. Just like at regular concerts you can applaud by simply unmuting your microphone.
Theo Scharpach - The Netherlands
“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.”