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Jan Formannoy

Jan Formannoy is a guitarist, active in pop and jazz music as a teacher, performer, programmer and organiser. From 2002 to 2013, he was Head of the Jazz department and a member of the management team of Conservatorium Maastricht. He wrote the guitar curriculum and developed the pop music and improvisation courses for the Jazz and Music in Education departments. Jan is president of the jury of the international Belgian jazz competition B-Jazz.

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Joep van Leeuwen

Joep van Leeuwen plays both the acoustic and the electric guitar in various roles, from solo guitarist to big band member. He has collaborated with musicians in the Netherlands and abroad, and performed at many venues and festivals in Europe, including three times at Montreux.

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Joachim Schönecker

As a leader or as sideman, guitarist Joachim Schönecker has worked with many reknown musicians like Patti Austin, Paquito D ́Rivera, Peter Erskine, Rich Perry, Bert Joris, Philippe Aerts, Jan Delay, Don Braden, John Riley, Jeff Hamilton, "Toots" Thielemans, Dick Oatts, John Marshall, Michael Abene, Peter Weniger, Richie Beirach, the WDR Bigband and the WDR Sinfony Orchestra.

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Peter Bernstein

As a teacher, Peter Bernstein has been widely involved in New York City and with regular workshops worldwide. We are honored to invite him as our regular guest teacher for our guitar department every semester.

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