Esther Steenbergen Trio
The Esther Steenbergen Trio gives a refreshing look on the Latin American repertoire for guitar. It plays music by well-known composers like Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa Lobos as well as dedicated compositions by fellow musicians like Sergio Assad and Ramon Valle. The trio is formed by Esther Steenbergen, guitar,Eric Calmes, bass Enrique Firpi, percussion. Aka as a classical guitarist with a broad musical interest, a bass player from Curacao with great arrangers skills and a versatile drummer playing the cajon.
‘This meeting of classical guitarist Esther Steenbergen with Eric Calmes (electric bass) and percussionists Enrique Firpi and Roël Calister takes a major risk but emerges triumphant…’ Classical Guitar Magazine
‘A beautiful gift of sparkling bas lines and extremely exiting guitar sounds …’
Amigoe, Dutch Antilles
‘Jazz at it’s best..’
‘She is a great guitarist or better, a great musician, who always knows how to give the right power and swing to the score …’
‘The musicians literally conversed with their instruments, trading licks and kicks to build a glorious three minutes coda that alone was worth the admission…’
The trio is at its best in concert halls with attentive audiences,
at festivals and in concert series which feature programming of classical and jazz concerts.