Quartet' was founded in 2004,
making recordings for 'the Eagle Flies Alone', a Derk van der Veen album (expected summer 2006).
Encuentro means 'meeting', and represents music as a meeting with new
ideas, as wel for the musicians as for the listeners. Making their own
arrangements and compositions, the quartet has created already a quite
unique 'sound'. Mixing different types of guitars - classical, flamenco
and steelstring - opens the way to more soundcolors than you could have in
a classical guitar quartet. Members are:
van der Veen's most important teachers include Roman Jaworski
and Stepan Rak. He studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory, the Zwolle
Conservatory and the Music Academy in Prague. He plays and composes
in a lot of different styles. He is leading a very active and
teaching, performing, recording and organizing concerts. Website
studied the guitar under Pieter van der Staak and Jorge Oraison.
After he graduated from the conservatory he continued his studies
with the Czech guitarist Milan Zelenka, with whom he gave several
concerts and did radio recordings in the Czech Republic and the
playing solo recitals and guitar concertos with orchestra, he is
very involved in chamber music.
particular, he has great interest in the music written by Dutch
composers. He recorded a CD with works by the Dutch female composer
Annette Kruisbrink with the name 'Encuentro' and a CD with the Dutch
composer Pieter van der Staak, 'Pocket Music'. Website
van Uden studied classical guitar as well as flamenco-guitar.
Amongst his teachers were Jacob Vlijm and Paco Pena. Bart also leads
a busy live as flamenco-player, solo and as accompanist for dance.
He teaches currently in Amstelveen.
Hasselman studied classical guitar with Jacob Vlijm and Hans de
Weerd, Attending masterclasses with a.o. Roberto Aussel, Duo Assad
and Pieter van der Staak.
1995 Rik is a member of ‘Duo Contigo’ with Johan Sterken.
Rik teaches accoustic guitar in Harderwijk, Dronten, Wijhe and
of 'De verloren Stad' by Foppe Jacobi
of 'Acquarelli Cubani' by Luciano Fancelli
- 23 April: Walta
Festival Sneek, Boekhandel van der Velde, 14.30 uur. Meer info: www.cvksneek.nl.
Encuentro speelt werk van Jacobi, Fancelli, Bartlema e.a.
- Het Encuentro
Multitimbre Guitar Quartet zal rond oktober 2006 verschijnen op de
nieuwe CD 'The Eagle Flies Alone'.