About me

Hi, I'm Thijs. I studied classical guitar at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen (the Netherlands) with Sabrina Vlaškalić and currently study Music Education at the ArtEZ Conservatoire in Zwolle (the Netherlands).
In 2018 I picked up my first ukulele and was immediately enchanted by the sound. Through composing and arranging I taught myself how to play the uke. I'm very fond of the re-entrant tuning. This tuning enables the use of campanella, a technique implemented in the majority of my works. Coming from a classical guitar background I'm very interested in early music and modern classical music.
In February 2022 I won the third price at the Hiutale International Ukulele Contest in Finland.

In my spare time, besides making music, I like to spend time woodworking, hiking and I have a great interest in geography.

Here a little piece by Spanish baroque composer Santiago de Murcia: