"Sebastián learned the profession of harpsichord maker with Willem Kroesbergen next to whom he worked during 6 years.
At the same time he dedicated to the investigation and construction of plucked musical instruments (Lutes, vihuelas, early guitars, etc.) Also he specialized in the restoration of antiques and special of romantic guitars.
With a group of musicians and musicologists he founded the Dutch Lute Society with the purpose of promote this instrument and its music. During four years he was a member of the directorate of this society.
He has given several conferences and seminars for different organizations like: Vereniging Huismuziek, Festival Oudemuziek Utrecht, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, Nederlandse Luitvereniging, Belgische Luitvereniging, Archaeology Symposium Almere, Guitar and Cittern Symposium Michaelstein 2001, Musical Archaeology Symposium Michaelstein 2002, Instituto Cervantes Utrecht etc. He was asked by the NISA institute (Nederlands Instituut voor Scheeps- en onderwaterArcheologie) to investigate and reconstruct a Dutch cister from the beginning of the XVII century found in The Netherlands.
Verónica was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1969 and lives in The Netherlands since 1995. She is a graduated specialist in pup theatre and she followed also three years of art academy in Rosario. In The Netherlands she specialized with Sebastián on the decorations of harpsichords and in making roses for lutes, guitars etc.
She also works for other makers such as Nico van der Waals.
At the moment is she studying History of Art at the Utrecht University. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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