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ABOUT ME

Robbert Vermeulen was born on the 7th of September 1986 in Delft (Netherlands). At the RMA Music School, located in the city of Amersfoort, he got his first guitar lesson at the age of 8 from Pavel Steidl. After Pavel left the school, Leon de Kroes became his teacher. To fully focus on his preparation on studying the guitar, he simultaneously took on private lessons with Jan Irving.

 

In 2005 Robbert competed for the first time at the EGTA guitar competition and in 2007 he won the first prize. By the end of that year Robbert decided to move to Germany to fully dedicate himself to studying the guitar and began his studies with Prof. Hubert Käppel at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy. During this study he travelled to the Netherlands for several performances and won the first prize at the National Guitar Award.

 

In 2009 Robbert took the next step in his career and was admitted to the Bachelor’s degree program of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln where he continued his lessons with Hübert Käppel. This resulted in graduating in the fall of 2013 and obtaining the Bachelor degree of guitar.

Robbert’s curiosity and enthusiasm for music led to the start of Duo Laró. Together with Tenor Lasse Siefert an album was recorded (Zwischen Liebe und Tod, 2014) which could be described as as a intimate concert in your living room. They performed on numerous occasions at various locations in Germany and the Netherlands. In March 2012 they won the Third Price at the Barmenia Competition in Wuppertal.

 

In the fall of 2014 Robbert continued his study at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln by starting his Master Studies of Guitar with Roberto Aussel. In addition, inspired by music from the Renaissance, he started a Bachelor degree Theorbo with Konrad Junghänel.

 

Besides studying the Theorbo, Robbert is part of Cembaless (www.cembaless.com), an ensemble of six concerto soloists with which he won the public prize at the Biagio-Marini-Wettbewerbs in Neuburg an der Donau.

CEMBALESS

After seeing an unforgettable concert from Cecila Bartoli at the Kölner Philharmonie, Robbert walked up to the theorbist that was part of the chamber orchestra that just played. To his surprise he found out that this person was a skilled guitarist that mastered the instrument in only three years.

 

Through curiousity and the love for Renaissance and Barok music, Robbert applied at a partner conservatory in Wuppertal to get his hands on a theorbe. After only playing for six months, guided by Konrad Junghänel, he dit auditioned at the Köln Conservatory and started his study Old Music.

 

The many request from solists and ensembles during the early period of his studies encouraged Robbert even more to fully dedicate himself to master this instrument. With his ensemble Cembaless he succesfully performed in various countries in Western Europe and won the audience price at the Biagio-Marini Competition in Neuburg an der Donau.

 

For more info on Cembaless, please visit www.cembaless.com

 

NEW CONTENT

Cembaless playing Andrea Falconieri

John Blow (1649 – 1708) by Cembaless

Augellin vago e canoro – Allessandro Scarlatti

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Media


NEW MATERIAL from Robbert’s album ROBBERT VERMEULEN MEETS.


Gallery

Live / Projects


2015 / 2016/ 2017 /2018

 

Over 25 performances with Cembaless and as solo guitarist in Vienna, Essen, Köln, Windeck, Düren, Koblenz, Amersfoort and Amsterdam

 

2019

 

Duo mit zang
27.01.2019
Duo mit Zang:
Robbert Vermeulen / Annika Boos
27.01.2019 – 16:00
Kirchplatz 2
42103 Wuppertal

 

Gitar duo
26.02.2019
Robbert Vermeulen / Julian Restrepo
26.02.2019 – 10:30
Aacherener Str. 1312
50850 Köln

 

Gitar duo
12.05.2019
Robbert Vermeulen / Julian Restrepo
26.02.2019 – 16:00
Alte Wachsfabrik, Industriestr. 170
50999 Köln

 

Theorbe
22.06.2019 – 10:30
Robbert Vermeulen
Fest Cantante
Aub

 

CD Recordings Cembaless
08 untill 18.08.19

 

2020

 

Cembaless
05-01-2020 – 20:00
KUB – Bad Oldesloe
http://kub-badoldesloe.de

 

Cembaless
26.01.2020 – 17:00
KUB – Bad Oldesloe
“La Follia und andere Verrücktheiten”
http://kub-badoldesloe.de

 

#Ouroboros Gitaar Duo#
1o.02.2020 – 19:00 
Lindenforum – ‘Danza Espagola’
www.theater-gummersbach.de

 

Cembaless
14.02.2020 – 19:00 
Widukind Museum Enger
“La Follia und andere Verrücktheiten”
https://www.widukind-museum-enger.de

 

Cembaless
15.02.2020 – 20:00
Schloss Iburg Rittersaal
“La Follia und andere Verrücktheiten”
https://www.widukind-museum-enger.de

 

Cembaless
27.02.2020 – 17:30
Händel-Festspiele, Duderstadt
“Il Floridante”
https://www.haendel-festspiele.de

 

Cembaless
20.08.2020 – 20:30
Festival Kvarne
Ul. Nikole Tesle 10, 51410, Opatija, Kroatien
“La Follia und andere Verrücktheiten”
https://www.festivalopatija.hr/centargervais/


Contact me

THE NETHERLANDS:

K. v.d. Coppellolaan 23
3818 KV AMERSFOORT
Nederland
+31 33 465 0861

GERMANY:

Niehlerstraße 43
50733 Köln
Deutschland
+49 1765 782 24 802

 

PURCHASE
info@robbert-vermeulen.com

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Photography by Ramona Deckers – www.ramonadeckers.com