Aart Strootman virtuosic and vivacious guitarplaying was recognised at a very young age. As a soloist he played recitals from local museums to the Barbican Hall, from Amsterdam to Wellington - mostly on homemade instruments. Holding 3 Masterdegrees in Musicology, Guitar and Musictheory he was one of the youngest professors in music at the Fontys School of Arts in Tilburg. Besides that he is programmer, artistic leader of multiple ensemble, pioneer in minimal music and played solo with F.C. Jongbloed, Lunapark, Britten Symfonia and the Radio Orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk and the New York Philharmonic.