Guitar

Victor Kolstee (1)
Private Lessons Available with guitarist and musical director Victor Kolstee

Victor Kolstee has studied with a number of outstanding guitarists, most notably Diego and Paco del Gastor, Justo de Badajoz and Victor Monje ‘Serranito’. In 1979 he moved to Spain where he met Rosario Ancer. They married in 1982 and shortly after joined El Ballet Español Maria Velasquez y Paco Mundo that took them to Mallorca, Bangkok and Moscow. Victor performed regularly in the Café de Silverio in Madrid, Penas Flamencas, private fiestas, Spanish radio and television and with Lolo de Cadiz and ‘Los Brindis’.

Since returning to Vancouver and the inception of Flamenco Rosario in 1989, Victor has been music director for Flamenco Rosario, arranging and composing the music for all the company’s original creations. He has performed extensively for local organizations such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Arts Umbrella, and is a much sought after teacher. He released his inaugural CD, Tocaor, featuring some performances from past Flamenco Festival guest artists including Antonio de Jerez, José Lara and Jesus Montoya. Victor was the focus of documentary “Men of Music” produced by Amerimage-spectra which was broadcasted nation wide. Victor travels regularly to Spain to keep current with contemporary flamenco trends. He teaches guitar at Centro Flamenco and has mentored many young guitarists.You can catch Victor playing regularly at the Chai Lounge on Main Street.

Centro Flamenco offers private guitar lessons. Please e-mail vkolstee@gmail.com or phone 604-754-3668 for inquires. For more information, visit teacher Victor Kolstee’s website. Private guitar sessions are by-appointment only. Also available: Victor Kolstee’s CD – Tocaor – available at the studio $15.