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Giorgos Papaioannou I Decoration of time

Type of seminar: Open – Instrument Centered (violin, viola, cello)

Level of participants: Intermediate

Reading sheets: Sheets will be used extensively, but students experienced and skilled in learning by ear will not be excluded

In this workshop we will be analyzing embellishments and ornamentations as they appear in various musical traditions, from Crete to Epirus, from Azerbaijan to India but also in Ottoman and Arabic music. We will discover what can exist between two notes in the score and what can fit within the duration of one. What else? Time will tell...

Event Date 02-08-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-08-2021 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete

Type of seminar: Open - Music Group 

Level of participants: Intermediate & Advanced

Reading sheets: Sheets will be used extensively 

The Lyra with Sympathetic Strings, as we know it today, first appeared in1990. It was designed by Ross Daly and the first one was constructed by the renowned luthier Nikolas Bras in Athens. It began originally as a synthesis of the Cretan Lyra and the Turkish Kemençe intended to accommodate the radically different repertoires and playing techniques of both. To this a number of sympathetic strings and jawari bridges were added which subsequently gave it an entirely different sound quality from either of its “parents”. 

Event Date 09-08-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 14-08-2021 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete


Type of seminar: Open - Vocal

Level of participants: All levels are welcome

The seminar will focus on the study of Cretan Songs belonging to different categories such as syrta, urban songs, as well as those relevant to specific occasions.
We will study the styles of the various regions and we will compare the songs of masters of the past with more contemporary compositions.
Particular emphasis will also be given to the role of women in Cretan traditional songs through the study of recordings of the past century as well as of contemporary singers.



Event Date 16-08-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 20-08-2020 9:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete

Type of seminar: Open - Instrument Centered (Kanun)

Level of participants: Basic & Intermediate

Reading sheets: Needed

The seminar focusing on the repertoire and technique of the Kanun for beginners up until advanced students.
In this seminar taught by Muhittin Kemal, basic and advanced techniques are explained in a simple and easy to understand manner. This renders the seminar suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. 

Event Date 16-08-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 21-02-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete

Ψαρης Σχολείο

Type of seminar: Open - Music Group

Level of Participants: All levels are welcome

Giorgos Xylouris, or “Psarogiorgis” as he is universally known on Crete, is a musician with not only a unique background, but equally a unique personal musical path which frequently leads him to the “uncharted territory” where new ideas and sounds arise as the natural product of simply being “present” with all of one’s attention keenly focused. 

Event Date 30-08-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-09-2021 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete