Robert Bekkers has been performing and teaching classical guitar for more than 15 years. He earned a teacher’s certificate (bachelors) and performer’s certificate (masters) at the Conservatorium van Maastricht (Netherlands). During this study he also resided in Italy where he was a student of Angelo Gilardino. Recently he has come to Boston, where he is enrolled in the DMA program at the New England Conservatory and has the unique opportunity to work with Eliot Fisk. Robert has also participated in master classes given by many internationally renowned artists including Pepe Romero, David Russell, Abel Carlevaro, and Alexander Frauchi. Robert performs regularly as a soloist and in collaboration with piano, violin, flute, or voice in programs ranging from classical opera arias to contemporary compositions dedicated to his piano-guitar duo.