|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.
CGT’s 16 albums, streamed over 65 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group’s mercurial muse. The trio’s most recent release Komorebi showcases its acoustic side, with beautiful lush originals and innovative cover arrangements of Beatles, Beach Boys and more. Other highlights include Masterworks:an album of classical works with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, and Schubert. 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: NASCENT, featuring Bert's transcripts of Bach Preludes for solo steel string guitar.
2013: UNNAMED LANDS, a duet CD with chapman stick player Tom Griesgraber.
2016: LONG AGO, with Italian guitarist Fabio Mittino. This album contains music from Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, arranged for two guitars.