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Jelma van Amersfoort
  • 52, Female
  • Amsterdam
  • Netherlands
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Jelma van Amersfoort's Discussions

Original 19th century guitar for sale, excellent instrument
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michel Uhlmann Oct 8, 2017.

Athénaïs Paulian

Started Feb 17, 2015


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Here's a live recording of Salvador Castro's Folías, on a gut strung Spanish guitar:

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Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Margot Hayler
"Welcome, Margot!"
20 hours ago
Jelma van Amersfoort posted a video

Ferandiere - Duo 3 - 6c Guitar - Jelma van Amersfoort and Rob MacKillop

The 6c guitar forms a bridge between the baroque guitar and the classical guitar. Jelma is one of the few players of the instrument, and they feature but rar...
20 hours ago
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Isidro alcantar's discussion Snyder baroque guitar?
"Dear Isidro, could you post some photos?"
Nov 7
Willem Feltkamp left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"bedankt! en tot ziens"
Oct 29
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Willem Feltkamp
"Welkom Willem!"
Oct 28
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Marten Falk's discussion Straube scores
"Hi Marten, the facsimile by Chanterelle that is called 'Three Sonatas' contains a great deal more music besides the sonatas. I think most of Straube's guittar music is in that facsimile. "
Oct 27
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Paul Balmer's photo

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"It looks like it was a fun concert!"
Oct 21
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Diego Cantalupi's discussion I'm selling two of my baroque guitars:
"This looks very nice, Diego. Was it made after a certain model?"
Oct 16

Profile Information

About me:
I studied guitar with Tom Burmanje at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and with Gordon Crosskey at the RNCM in Manchester. Masterclasses with Leo Brouwer and David Russell. I graduated as a musicologist in 2013, with a thesis on the composer Pauline Duchambge (1776-1858).

Currently I am working on a PhD about guitar culture in the 1700s (at the Uuniversity of Southampton, UK). I have published articles on guitar history in Early Music and TVNM.

I have been playing 19th century guitars for about 20 years now, after spotting & buying a lovely Mirecourt guitar at a local auction. I have been performing on gut strings, without nails, right from the start. Among other instruments, I own a ca 1830 Franz Brunner (Vienna), a ca 1855 D & A Roudhloff (London), and a Enrique Recio (Cadiz) from 1862.

As a performer, I mostly accompany singers, such as Christopher Kale, tenor, Sigurd van Lommel, altus and Valeria Mignaco, soprano. I teach guitar, lute and ukulele.

Email: jelmaa-at-gmail.com

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At 16:52 on October 29, 2018, Willem Feltkamp said…

bedankt! en tot ziens

At 14:08 on August 29, 2018, jamie akers said…


At 21:17 on August 15, 2018, Emma Rush said…

Hi Jelma! I’m looking for solo repertoire.

At 2:35 on October 23, 2017, Stephen Pickett said…

yes it was made by Alexander last year

At 11:22 on August 11, 2017, Patricia Butler said…

Thank you Jelma for welcoming me to your website. I have recently aquired my first early 19th century guitar after collecting several vintage Spanish guitars. I am eager to learn more about my latest addition and antique guitars in general. I cannot offer any knowledge on your site but look forward to gaining some knowledge. I will post some photos on the forum and look forward to receiving some information on my guitar. Thank again. Pat

At 22:30 on January 5, 2017, Leon de Kroes said…

Hoi Jelma, leuk om je hier te zien!. Hartelijke groet, Leon

At 20:03 on August 11, 2016, Guzman Ramos said…

Thank you Jelma!

At 4:36 on June 13, 2016, Ken Hartdegen said…

Thanks very much Jelma! Nice to hear from you; still getting it all set up....

At 17:48 on January 14, 2016, Alan Clark said…

Thank you!

Regards, Alan

At 8:20 on November 11, 2015, Marten Falk said…

Thank you very much!


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