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„Muzika yacu, Ubuzima bwacu“

[proverb from Rwanda]

Simon Vander Plaetse

Simon Vander Plaetse was born in 1999. He playes classical guitar since childhood. At the age of fifteen he gave his first solo concert and since then he won prizes in several youth competitions for guitar. As part of master classes with David Russell, Pablo Marquez, Alvaro Pierri and other well-known guitarists, he was able to gather new impulses for his guitar playing.

Simon Vander Plaetse currently lives in Basel (CH) where he studies guitar with Stephan Schmidt at the University of Music Basel.


In Rwanda, there was still no classical chamber music concert cultur in public. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Kigali, we gave two public concerts, both of which were enthusiastically received. One performance took place in the Hotel Serena, the other in the Goethe-Institute’s own auditorium. We plan to continue our cooperation with the Goethe-Institute to give further performances.

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How you can support us:

In addition to the urgent financial help we need, you can also actively participate:
• You can even organize charity concerts for "Music Road Rwanda"
• You can send us instruments, sheet music, strings, tuners, metronomes, etc. that you no longer need
• If you are a musician, you can share with us or friends to teach locally in Kigali
• Or if you tell your friends about us colleagues!


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