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Esther Steenbergen

guitar Esther Steenbergen … is a smashing guitar player, or better even musician, who always knows how to give the notes just the right power and swing… Esther Steenbergen studied musicology at the University of Utrecht and classical guitar with Hubert Käppel at the Conservatory in Cologne (Germany) where she graduated with distinction. She also had lessons from the Czech guitarist Pavel Steidl and took part in master classes by the Cubans Manuel Barrueco and Leo Brouwer. Already as a student she won first prize at the international music competition Maria Canals in Barcelona (Spain). She plays chamber music, appears as a soloist and for a long time she was a member of the internationally renowned Amsterdam Guitar Trio. A long cherished dream, to play with a good Latin jazz rhythm section, came true when she formed her own trio with bassist Eric Calmes (Curaçao) and drummer Enrique Firpi (Uruguay). Their music consists of arrangements of repertory for classical guitar and compositions written especially for them…


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