Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

Jelma van Amersfoort
  • 51, Female
  • Amsterdam
  • Netherlands
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Here's a live recording of Salvador Castro's Folías, on a gut strung Spanish guitar:

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2018 Andrew Britton Fellowship for Guitar Research

The Consortium for Guitar Research, an affiliate of the Royal Musical Association of Great Britain, invites applications from guitar researchers at an early stage of their work for a Fellowship in memory of Dr. Andrew Britton. The Fellowship covers accommodation and meals during the three-day colloquium of the Consortium at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, to be held from Saturday 24 March to Monday 26 March 2018. Because membership of the Consortium is by invitation only, this…See More
21 hours ago
Jelma van Amersfoort posted a discussion

2018 Andrew Britton Fellowship for Guitar Research

The Consortium for Guitar Research, an affiliate of the Royal Musical Association of Great Britain, invites applications from guitar researchers at an early stage of their work for a Fellowship in memory of Dr. Andrew Britton. The Fellowship covers accommodation and meals during the three-day colloquium of the Consortium at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, to be held from Saturday 24 March to Monday 26 March 2018. Because membership of the Consortium is by invitation only, this…See More
21 hours ago
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Patricia Butler's discussion Guitar identification help needed.
"Hi Patricia, Thanks for the additional images. I have no way to identify this guitar. It reminds me of one of mine (I will add a few photos) but that one is not labelled either :-) So I would recommend to just keep looking at as many historic…"
Sunday
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Patricia Butler's discussion Guitar identification help needed.
"Hello Patricia, Interesting! The soundhole decoration looks Austrian to me. The scalloped fretboard too, maybe. I suppose there is no label or stamp anywhere on or in the guitar? Some more things to look for: what is the material of the frets? What…"
Aug 11
Patricia Butler left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"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…"
Aug 11
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Steven Mitchell Stein's discussion Petit Jean style Romantic Guitar
"Hello Steven, That is an attractive looking guitar. What do you mean by 'Guild of Luthiers known as Petit Jean'? Do you mean workshop of Petit-Jean? Thanks, Jelma van Amersfoort"
Aug 10
Jelma van Amersfoort left a comment for Patricia Butler
"Hello Patricia! Welcome to the EG&V website!"
Aug 10
Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Tom Berghan's video
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Darling Nelly Gray, live - Berghan & Denhard

"I love your recording though I am not sure that is a romantic guitar :-) Love the banjo too."
Jul 30

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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 thesis/dissertation about guitar culture in the 1700s (at the Uuniversity of Southampton, UK).

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 also enjoy playing instrumental chamber music. In recent years I played with Elly van Munster (guitar), and various string players. I teach early guitar, lute and ukulele.

Email: jelmaa-at-gmail.com
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http://www.jelmavanamersfoort.nl

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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.

T

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.

At 17:33 on July 24, 2015, Mario Torta said…

Thank you Jelma, Great site!
Kind regards,
Mario

 
 
 

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