Alex van Voorst
Alex van Voorst (1963) is a fingerstyle guitar player. He made his dream come true in 1996 to record a CD “ The Gentle Fox’’ with his idol Jan Akkerman. During the years Alex specialized himself into Fingerstyle Guitar. In 2002/2003 he was elected as 'Best guitarist of the Netherlands' by the SENA Awards but Alex withdraw (see SENA Awards).
In the realm of guitarists, there exists a particular kind—those who seek not just notes, but the stories behind them.... unraveling the song's emotional core. Then begins the alchemy — the transformation of a song into a fingerstyle masterpiece. Meet Alex, a troubadour in the modern age, a wanderer of melodies, and a maestro of fingerstyle.
Since 2003, Alex is touring Asia every year. Het played in various venues in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. It was during these tours where he met his musical friends, like Melvin Gnai, Amanda Gnai and Hakiru Tanimoto. Next tour: december 2023 in Malaysia!
Great concert by great guitarist Mr. Alex van Voorst and organized by The Master Luthier Jeffrey Yong. I was holding the dream guitar made by Master Jeffrey Yong. Amazing event and great experience. Lovely!Rick Voon, Malaysia
Having shared the same stage with renowned musicians such as Tommy Emmanuel, Alex cited Ry Cooder, Leo Kottke and Chet Akins as some of his influences, his guitar playing is unique and often tells many hilarious stories to the public for entertainment.Live Fact, Malaysia
Van Voorst and Wang only had one hour of rehearsal for one or two songs prior to that, but they entertained the crowd with their deft skills as some of the numbers were impromptu, which they improvised along the way.Daily Express, Malaysia