Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

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 Conny van Gaans
"Hoi Conny, welkom op de EG&V website!"
Feb 4
Stephen Pickett left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"yes it was made by Alexander last year"
Oct 23, 2017
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Stephen Pickett
"Hi Stephen, nice instrument in your profile photo. Is that a guitar by Alexander Hopkins?"
Oct 22, 2017
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Oct 22, 2017
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Luca Soattin
"Welcome to the EG&V website, Luca!"
Oct 22, 2017
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Christian Meesters's discussion Problems Donating
"We will look into this!"
Oct 16, 2017
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Rod Blocksidge's video

Carulli Larghetto Op 124 No 23

"PS: it sounds amazing!"
Oct 16, 2017
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Rod Blocksidge's video

Carulli Larghetto Op 124 No 23

"Congratulations on the new guitar, Rod!"
Oct 16, 2017

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 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!

At 14:52 on November 2, 2015, Timothy Burris said…

Hoi Jelma,

Arcas, Pujol, Manjon, Llobet, Pujol, Tarrega, o.a.


At 9:22 on September 14, 2015, Toby Chapman said…

Many thanks.Toby.

At 22:23 on September 13, 2015, Gregg Miner said…

Thanks, Jelma - I was recently invited by my multi-string friend Stanley Alexandrowicz, but I should have signed up long ago!  I'm not sure what I can offer your group but a fascinated, appreciative audience.  I'm (predominantly) a steel-string fingerstyle player, but dabble when I can a bit with everything in the Miner Museum.


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