Raphaella Smits

When Raphaella played in Barcelona in 1985 she met Maria Louisa Anido (1907-1996) for the first time. The year after she was invited to tour Argentina and Chile with a group of artists, including Anido. The concert tour was an hommage to this Grand Lady of the guitar.

Raphaella went to visit her friend 'Mimita' in Barcelona several times. On one occasion in 1994 she took her student Aram Van Ballaert with her to give him the opportunity to interview Anido and have an unforgettable lesson of the old master herself.

[You can find more about Maria Louisa Anido here.]

    Maria Luisa Anido with Raphaella and Aram van Ballaert  


preparing for the show: "Just a minute, I'm almost ready".

Rotenburg, Germany (2002-07-23): on stage as successful as in the kitchen !!

Kumamoto, Japan (2002-02-23): on stage, at the reception with Bernard, Yoko and Shingo

Hakata, Japan (2002-02-24): reception / Osaka, Japan (2002-02-26): masterclass

Biwako (2002-02-27): with Misa, on stage, with Hana and Mari

Gevelsberger Gitarrenfestival, Germany (March 2002): with Hubert Käppel, with first prize winner Johannes Möller

Encounter with Leo Brouwer (CU), Brussels 1985.

Encounter with Mario Macaferri (US), New York 1986.

With David Russell at the 3rd Academix International Guitar Happening, Hove 1986.

With Jorge Cardoso at the 4th Academix International Guitar Happening, Corsendonk 1987.

With Jorge Morel at the 9th Academix International Guitar Happening, Alden Biesen 1992.

Visiting Maria Louisa Anido, Barcelona 1994.

With Jos van Immerseel chatting away on the couch at home, Hove 1998.

Covergirl: on the covers of the French guitar magazines 'Les Cahiers de la Guitare' & 'Guitare Classique', France summer 2002.

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