Mart Hillen
Fingerstyle Guitarist

There are only few musicians who can make one guitar sound like a whole band. Mart Hillen is one of them: he plays the melody and the bass part, and drums on his guitar at the same time. Or in the words of radio DJ Giel Beelen: "You can't imagine it, but this all happens on one and the same guitar." Together with none other than director and theater professional Leoni Jansen, he makes a wonderful solo concert. He connects his virtuoso guitar playing with funny and personal stories.

The unparalleled way in which he plays songs by Marco Borsato, Michael Jackson and U2, among others, results in a very accessible and varied program.

In 2016, Mart won the Rabo On Stage theater competition in Zutphen and the Fingerstyle Academy Awards in Amsterdam, after which he played with the world's best acoustic guitar player Tommy Emmanuel. "I think I can retire," was his statement when he heard Mart play.

We are proud that talented Mart Hillen will perform live during the Entrepreneurial Day 2019!

Listen to his awesome version of AC/DC's Thunderstruck.