Utrecht’s guitarist chosen as ‘best in the Netherlands’

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Niels Onstenk from Utrecht won the title of “the best guitarist in the Netherlands”. The winner has now the opportunity to have an exclusive jam session with Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, one of the best guitarists of all times.

Moreover, Onstenk will get an autographed guitar from Knopfler.  The jam session will be held in May at the Ziggo Dome. What did he do to win? He played a freestyle solo and a solo from a famous pop classic as well.

“We chose Niels Onstenk because of his superb note choice, timing and creativity. However, we would advise him to play something more energetic”, said Mark van Schaik, President of the Jury.

The election is an initiative of the AVRO. The jury consisted of guitarist Jan Akkerman, JB Meyers, Rob Winter and Mark van Schaik, editor of the Guitarist magazine.

Source: RTV Utrecht

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