Testimonials

Gerrit Roos

Gerrit plays on the:
Cedar Friederich Design


Gerrit Roos received his royal schools grade 8 diploma in 2002 and his UNISA grade 8 diploma in 2005.

He then continued to fulfil the requirements for a teacher's licenciate in 2006 and the performers diploma in 2007.

Gerrit completed his BMus under the supervision of Abri Jordaan in 2008 and his MMus in guitar performance in 2010.

Gerrit has received master classes from Eduardo Fernández, the Amsterdam guitar trio, the Zagreb quartet, Victor Villadangos, Marco Tamayo, Andrea Vitoretti, Aldo Lagrutta, Han Jonkers and Olavur Joannsen.

Gerrit attend the Encuentro de nacional de la guitarraclásica in Argentina where he received master classes from Eduardo Isaac, Berta Rojas, Pablo de Guisto and Carlos Groisman in 2012.

Gerrit played in the Johannesburg guitar quartet from 2011-2013. He currently plays in the Vivace Guitar Duo with Jonathan Moolman and they are busy with their third recording.

“The first time that I heard one of Hans' guitars was when Abri Jordaan allowed me to play on his spruce top 2005 model. I knew immediately that I had to get one as soon as possible. The balance was exceptional, playability easy and volume outstanding. I got my cedar top in 2008 and eight years later it still sounds brand new. Hans' workmanship has grown to an international standard and I am lucky and proud to play one of his guitars.”

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