Yurdal Tokcan is universally recognized as the foremost oud player in the world today.
His command of the instrument on a technical level puts him in a class entirely of his own, but more importantly, his fluid and highly emotive improvisations (taksims), as well as his profoundly sensitive renderings of the complex and intricate compositions of the Turkish classical tradition reveal him to be a musician of great depth and subtlety.
Göksel Baktagir is universally recognized as one of the leading artists of our time with regards to the traditional performance of the Kanun, having explored extensively all of the possibilities and limits of the instrument, which, although originally an instrument of Turkish music, is also capable of extending into other genres such as New Age and Jazz.
The seminar is about repertoire of Istanbul (Armenian, Jewish, Greek and Turk composers) with Istanbul Kemençe.
Derya Türkan is a master of Istanbul Kemençe. He plays improvisational as well as the Ottoman classical music repertoire...
Giorgis Xylouris (Psarogiorgis) is an emblematic musician of Crete who has won the love and deep appreciation of the musiclovers beyond the borders of Crete and Greece as well...
In this seminar he will share his knowledge and experience with his students with the intent that they should not only learn the melodies and forms of Cretan music, but that special attention should also be given to even the simplest of details which are crucial to the production of the authentic and idiomatic sound so characteristic of this tradition.
They will get to know as well the traditional Armenian music scales and the way a makam is played in Armenia.
Music having been an important part of Tigran Aleksanyan's life from early childhood, his father enrolled him at music school at age nine. He started learning the shvi flute before moving on to the duduk...
The seminar's subject is music (with tanbour) from Kurdistan and Iran (with tanbour).
In 1997 Kourosh, studied the classical Persian Kurdish Makam for Tanbur focusing on the repertoires of Ostad Taheri, Yar Veisi, Seyid Khalil, Seyid Amrolah Shah Ebrahimi, Ali Akbar Moradi...
In his seminar Daud Khan Sadozai doesn’t only teach the basics of classical Indian and Afghan music, but also the principles of improvisation and composition.
Daud Khan Sadozai is trying to preserve the authentic style of his master’s school...
Seminar's goal is the understanding of Persian music better as well how to play some samples of it on the oud.
Negar Bouban is an Iranian musician, oud player and musicologist, born in 1973, Tehran. She got her Master’s of Architecture at the faculty of fine arts, University of Tehran with a design for Tehran’s music conservatory, and her PhD in Art Studies with an interdisciplinary study of Rhythm in Persian Music and language...
Yurdal Tokcan - Turkish Oud (MC)
Seminars - August/September
Murat Aydemir - The Repertoire of the Turkish Tanbur
Seminars - June/July
Ross Daly - Structure and Phrasing of Makams
Martha Mavroidi - The Motif (melodic pattern) and the Rhythm
Zohar Fresco - Frame Drums (MC)
Manos Achalinotopoulos - The Modal Music in the World of the Greek Clarinet