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Name: Raphaella Smits
Skills: Soloist, Teacher (classical eightstring guitars and early instruments)
Address: Hove, Antwerp 2540, Belgium
Links: Website     E-mail
Raphaella Smits plays worldwide in her unique way eight-string guitars and historical instruments. Solo recitals as well as performances in duo with the most distinguished colleagues.

Besides that stage-work she has made 15 albums, many of them being listed as indispensable to refined music lovers.

Raphaella Smits is internationally praised as an inspiring teacher for both guitar and chamber music. In addition to her chair at the Lemmens Institute in Belgium, she regularly gives master classes in West and East Europe, in North and South America and in Japan. Organizers of international music competitions ask Raphaella as a member of the jury because of her ability to listen and to judge so accurately.

Raphaella Smits is called quite rightly "une Grande Musicienne." She is "... an uncommonly musical guitarist." (Tim Page, New York Times, USA) and "... one of the most delicate and most cultivated performers of our time." (Jean Bernard, Diapason, FR).



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