Featured tutors and clinicians 2017:

Fiona MonbetFiona Monbet (camp I) – video
Irish-French violinist Fiona Monbet started studying classical violin at 8-years-old. After visiting one of Didier Lockwood’s concerts, Fiona fell in love with jazz and joined Didier’s academy. In 2005, 2006 and 2007 she won the SACEM Young Talent Award, after which she formed her own quartet with Armel Fupas, Ronan Courty and Mathieu Penot.


antoine-boyerAntoine Boyer (camp I & II) – video
Winner of the 2015 Montigny Classical Guitar Contest, we will welcome guitar talent Antoine Boyer on his first trip to Holland! Antoine has just released a new album ‘Coincidence’ on Doctor Heart Music label. His instruction videos have been released on DC Music School. Moreover, he is part of the Selmer #607 project with Adrien Moignard, releasing a new album in 2017.


sam-miltichSam Miltich (camp I)- video
Sam Miltich is a jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. He is a musician by profession and plays regularly in the Upper Midwest as a soloist and with his band the Clearwater Hot Club. In April 2016 he has released the CD “Duets” with Tim Kliphuis.

Regular tutors 2017:

Tim Kliphuis – video
Award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis breathes new life into existing styles with a high-energy blend of classical, gypsy jazz and folk music. He has shared the stage with legends Frankie Gavin, Richard Galliano and Les Paul and has been lauded for his musical genius by Nigel Kennedy.


Karin van Kooten – video
Karin van Kooten is a classically trained but broadly oriented improvising violinist with a great love for swing, performing in many styles like classical, jazz, gipsy and folk music. After taking lessons with Oene van Geel and Tim Kliphuis, she found her home in Paris, where during two years she was taught by Didier Lockwood.


Reinier Voet – video
A central source of inspiration for Reinier’s playing is Django Reinhardt although more modern guitarists like Jim Hall, Jimmy Raney, Pat Martino, the Frenchman Boulou Ferre and Eastern European (gypsy-) music have also been a big influence. At this moment is Reinier’s most important musical project Reinier Voet & Pigalle44.


Max BedouelleMax Bédouelle video
After long classical studies and travels between electro music (Smooth, DJ Raymon Lazer) and swing jazz (Daniel Givone, Eva sur Seine) Max Bédouelle records and plays mostly in the gypsy jazz style. You can regularly catch him live on stage in Nantes, as well as the rest of France, Europe and Asia.