Classical Guitarist Robert Bekkers earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) in classical guitar at the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk in May 2018. He is active in the community as conductor of the Boston Guitar Orchestra and guitar instructor at Gordon College, South Shore Conservatory, and Yamaha Music School. Dr. Bekkers is a resident artist at the Walter Baker Artist Lofts in Historic Lower Mills in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Born near Eindhoven, Netherlands, Robert earned his performing and teaching degrees (Bachelor and Master of Music) at the Conservatory of Maastricht. During the seven years there, he won a scholarship to study contemporary music with Angelo Gilardino in Italy. He has performed in master classes for internationally-known guitarists such as David Russell and Pepe Romero. After his education Robert developed his career as a soloist and chamber musician, playing with orchestras, choirs, and giving solo recitals.