Michael van Dijk (NL, 1999) started playing guitar at the age of nine. He took lessons from Mien de Rover in his first years of playing and was part of a mandolin-orchestra. While in his fourth year of secondary school, at the age of 16, he was admitted to the Young Musicians program at the conservatory of Tilburg, where he graduated for his Bachelor of Music in 2020 under supervision of Johan Fostier and Aart Strootman. As a contractstudent Michael was also connected to the conservatory of Utrecht. Michael van Dijk is active as a classical and electric guitarist, music teacher and music journalist.
He participated several times in the Prinses Christina Concours, which did not go unnoticed. He made it to the finals in de Doelen Rotterdam (3rd prize), and won several encouragement prizes; amongst them is the “Gaudeamus Muziekweekprijs” for a unique interpretation of a modern piece.
As a soloist or as a chambermusic player he already played at various locations, such as De Doelen Rotterdam (Red Sofa Serie), concertzaal Tilburg, Willem-II concert- en popzaal, Nieuwe Kerk Den Haag (Festival Dag in de Branding), Klankenbos Neerpelt (BE, OORtreders festival), and at various locations during November Music.
The young musician is a member of one fixed ensemble, named EKLEKT. EKLEKT explores the narrative, expressive and sonic possibilities that the combination of flute and guitar have to offer.
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