The Dutch guitarist Han Jonkers
studied guitar with Hans-Lutz Niessen at the Maastricht College of
Music. After earning a music education degree and a soloist's diploma,
a scholarship made it possible for him to study for several years with
Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, where
he was awarded the "Diploma di Merito." Further studies followed at the
Basel Academy of Music with Konrad Ragossnig and Oscar Ghiglia, where
he also graduated with a soloist's diploma.
Jonkers was prize-winner at several international competitions, 1983 in
Viña del Mar, Chile, and in 1985 at the Competition "Maria
Canals" in Barcelona, Spain. Since 1981 resident in Switzerland, he
performs as a soloist and in chamber music formations on all
continents. A number of composers have written works for guitar at his
behest. His activities include the founding of guitar festivals and
courses as well as the authoring of musicological contributions for
Jonkers gives workshops at colleges of music at home and abroad, and
summer courses under the auspices of the Arosa (Switzerland) Music
Festival. Within the framework of the Swiss canton of Aargau's
partnership with Byelorussia, he plays concerts there regularly and
gives master classes at the Minsk College of Music.
2007, Han Jonkers went on his first New Zealand Tour, with solo
and workshops at Waikato University in Hamilton. In August 2009 Han
Jonkers was on his third extensive tour through Namibia & South
Jonkers lives in Basel, and is instructor of classical guitar at the
University of Applied Sciences of Northwest Switzerland.
Nepomuk, Aarau, publishes a series of music for guitar, of which he is
the general editor. His CDs have been issued on CADENZA RECORDS,
BAYER-RECORDS and PAN CLASSICS, and have received praise from the
Since 2003, Han Jonkers is president of the Swiss section of the EGTA - European Guitar Teachers Association.
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