Anton Goudsmit

With his ardent and passionate guitar playing the versatile and innovating Anton Goudsmit developed into a musical Chameleon without losing his recognizable and characteristic style. His miscellaneous compositions are the base of poetic improvisations and flashy power performances. A critic of the British 'Guardian' described Goudsmit as: 'the kind of musician that makes you wonder where the fire escape is'. He graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory in 1995 and today he can be reckoned as one of the most influential guitarists of the Netherlands.
”What a feast. Four tastefully inventive men with character and obstinacy that enter a great conversation with one another.” Tim Spranger - Volkskrant - 04-05-2011

“Maddening, how everyone always comes up with new elements and it does never collapse for even a minute.” Amanda Kuyper - NRC - 12 Mei 2011

“It is the perfect illustration of what Estafest stands for: Music on the border of jazz and classical” Peter de Backer, Jazzmozaïek, October 2011

' The music generally is very enjoyable, and displays an inner spirit not needing a drummer, while Fraanje and Goudsmit are accompanists who not only understand their roles, but take great liberties in asserting their ideas within a mezzo piano dynamic.' - Michael G

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