|Bert Lams studied classical guitar with Monique Vigneron and Albert Sundermann (A. Sundermann was a student of Andres Segovia.) at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium where he graduated with honors in 1984.|
He has conducted workshops for guitar students around the world, including master classes in Berlin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Mexico City.
Bert Lams is a founding member of the California Guitar Trio(CGT). In 1993, the California Guitar Trio released their first recording 'Yamanashi Blues' on Discipline Records. In the same year CGT completed a world tour with the Robert Fripp String Quintet, resulting in the recording 'The Bridge Between'.
Streamed over 11 million times on Pandora, CGT's 14 albums offer diverse snapshots of the group’s mercurial muse. The trio’s most recent release 'Masterworks' showcases its classical side, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, and Schubert.
Other highlights include 'Andromeda', which combines their many influences into a visionary album of original material; 'CG3+2', an exploration of kinetic rock territory in collaboration with bassist Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto; and 'Echoes', which reimagines timeless material by artists such as Mike Oldfield, Penguin Café Orchestra, Pink Floyd, and Queen.
Besides the CGT, Bert Lams has released three albums:
2006: release of Nascent, featuring Bert's transcripts of Bach Preludes for solo steel string guitar.
2013: release of a duet CD with chapman stick player Tom Griesgraber, called 'Unnamed Lands'
2015: release of CD ‘Long Ago’, with Italian guitarist Fabio Mittino. This album contains music from Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, arranged for two guitars.