Biography

Like so many before him, the Dutch guitarist / composer Eugène den Hoed started playing electric guitar in the pop- and rock scenes and has been active in the genre ever since. He has played in a variety of rock, pop- and blues bands. He discovered the classical guitar around the age of twenty, and was lured into eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century guitar music besides his existent love for ‘Blues and Beyond’.  After obtaining his musical certificates for guitar in the levels A, B and C at the Muncipal School of Music in Bergen opZoom (Holland) he was admitted into the Conservatory of Brabant in Tilburg, where his main teachers were to become Jan Goudswaard and Baltazar Benítez, and where he graduated in 1975. In his very first year of study, 1970, he was appointed guitar- and part-time flute teacher at the same institution in which he first learned to play the guitar. He has written a great many musical pieces for the guitar, and his creations have been published by musical publisher Iduna since 2002 – both the sheet music and his solo CD’s featuring his own compositions.