Tom Kerstens
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Tom Kerstens

Tom Kerstens Biography (Wikipedia)

Tom Kerstens is a Dutch classical guitarist active in the UK.

Kerstens studied in the Netherlands, Spain and England. He has an advanced degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and a degree in musicology and philosophy from the University of Utrecht.

His UK performing debut came in 1987 at the Greenwich Festival. Since then, he has played at most of the other British festivals, and has toured Europe. His recordings include Fandango!, played on three different types of guitar (baroque, romantic and modern); Serenade, a CD of Romantic guitar music; and two (so far) volumes entitled New Music for Guitar. He has also recorded Deirdre Gribbin's guitar piece, The Sanctity of Trees, for a collection of her music.

Kerstens has been Artistic Director and CEO of the International Guitar Foundation since 1995. In this role, he has commissioned over 80 new works for the guitar, including pieces by Philip Cashian, Graham Fitkin, Alastair King, Bruce MacCombie, Edward McGuire, John Metcalfe, Howard Skempton, Joby Talbot, Kevin Volans and Errollyn Wallen.

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Errollyn Wallen
Three Ships: Dark Eye
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Three Ships: Dark Eye
Errollyn Wallen
Three Ships: III Always Sky; IV Some Trouble; V My Daddy is a Sailor
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Three Ships: III Always Sky; IV Some Trouble; V My Daddy is a Sailor
Edward McGuire
Amazonia
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Amazonia
William Walton
5 Bagatelles For Guitar - Lento
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5 Bagatelles For Guitar - Lento
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Chõro No 1 for guitar
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Chõro No 1 for guitar
Francisco Tárrega
Adelita
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Adelita
Franz Schubert
Musical Moment No 3 in F minor arr Tarrega, D 780
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Musical Moment No 3 in F minor arr Tarrega, D 780
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