Musical studies : ear-training (solfeggio) and piano.
As a jazz guitar player, he is self-taught
Plays and/or played with Janice LAKERS, Phil ABRAHAM, Jean-Louis RASSINFOSSE, Bert JORIS, John RUOCCO, Dave PIKE, Slide HAMPTON, Philip CATHERINE, Bruno CASTELLUCCI, Toots THIELEMANS, Hein VAN DE GEYN, Billy HART, Frank VAGANÉE and Erwin VANN.
He also recorded in quartet with guitarist Marco LOCURCIO (CD "BUDDIES"), plays in a trio with Bas COOYMANS and Bruno CASTELLUCCI, and with saxophonist Jeroen VAN HERZEELE and his bandGREETINGS FROM MERCURY.
In 1999, he records the CD "RESTLESS" (Quetzal) with violin player Jean-Pierre CATOUL, with alsoMichel HERR (p, kb), Michel HATZIGEORGIOU (el. bass) and Bruno CASTELLUCCI (drs), released in 2000 by Quetzal records. The CATOUL/HERTMANS band made several successful live appearances until the tragic death of the violinist.
In 2000, he tours with TRUE STORY, an all stars band created by Ivan PADUART (CD True Stories,IGLOO Igl 146, a.o. with Charlie MARIANO on sax).
Peter HERTMANS teaches guitar, ensemble and musical theory at the Royal Brussels Conservatory and at the Lemmens Instituut in Leuven.
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