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Masterclass: Raphaella Smits
June 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Raphaella Smits plays worldwide in her unique way on eight-string guitars and historical instruments. Recognized as ‘an uncommonly musical guitarist’ (Tim Page, New York Times), she always commits to the soul of the music. Her solo recitals as well as her performances with the most distinguished colleagues always meet enthusiastic audiences and press. In addition to her stage-work, Raphaella Smits has also made 21 recordings.
Raphaella Smits is internationally praised as an inspiring teacher for both guitar and chamber music. In addition to her chair at the Lemmens Institute in Belgium, she regularly gives master-classes in West and East Europe, in North and South America and in Japan.
Smits plays with more heart than anybody should be allowed to have.
Tom Chandler, Classical Guitar Corner.
Today Raphaella Smits is called ‘une Grande Musicienne’ and ‘one of the most delicate and most cultivated performers of our time’ (Jean Bernard, Diapason, FR).