Silvan de Smit is studying classical guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Maestro Johannes Möller. Over the past three years, he has studied with Lydia Kennedy who, among many of her other activities, recorded filmmusic with string players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, studied with Alexandre Lagoya and performed many concerts with her duo.
Before attending the Conservatory of Amsterdam, he was taught by Dingeman Coumou at the Regional Music Conservatory in Alphen aan den Rijn. Some of Silvan's accomplishments include: a concert in the famous Gitaarsalon in Enkhuizen and its guitar festival, an opening concert of virtuoso Gabriel Bianco with his guitar quartet and he was soloist in a performance of Harmony Orchestra Vleuten in the Beurs van Berlage.
Nowadays, he's giving many concerts with his duo partner guitarist Iasonas Daskalakis. Every year he visits various guitar festivals to gain inspiration and to meet fellow guitar players. He has had masterclasses with Aniello Desiderio, Irina Kulikova, Paul O'Dette, Thomas Müller-Pering, Mark Eden, Sabrina Vlaskalic, Laura Young, Johannes Monno and others.