Workshop's Teachers
The teachers that are currently participating in the Workshop's activities

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Chrysanthi Gkika was born in Athens and was introduced to Greek traditional music and folk dances from her early childhood. At the age of 13, she begun studying the lyra of Istanbul with Stratis Psaradellis, Sokratis Sinopoulos and Derya Turkan, along with her studies in Western classical music and piano.

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Avgerini Gatsi was born in Athens in 1989, although her family originates from Epirus. She studied at the Pallini Music High School, where she was taught both theory and the practical aspect of Byzantine and European music using the ney, bağlama saz & piano.

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Lamia Yared is a singer, oud player and musical director Lamia Yared draws her repertoire from Middle Eastern music.Interpret of Muwashahat, Sephardic songs as well as Turkish classical music, she revisits the Ottoman era's rich heritage musical traditions.

Ross 1 sInstagram: rossdaly9
Fb: Ross M. Daly
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Many years before what we call “World Music” appeared on the scene, certain individuals had already understood the enormous value and vast variety of the world’s various musical traditions and had dedicated their lives to the study of them. One such person is Ross Daly. Although of Irish descent, Ross Daly does not really fit into any particular ethnic stereotype given that his life has been spent in many different parts of the world and his home for the last 35 years is the island of Crete in Greece.

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Danai Loukidi was born in Athens and started taking classical violin lessons at the early age of six. After high school, she turned her focus to the musical heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean region. She studied the violin in the Department of Traditional Music at the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus and continued her education at the Istanbul Technical University (ΙΤU).

Pedram 20Instagram: pedramkhavarzamini
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Pedram Khavarzamini, was born in 1975, in Tehran. He learned to play the tombak alongside to tombak masters Kamyar Mohabbat and Bahman Rajabi.

Facebook: Hania Mariam Luthufi

Hania Luthufi is a vocalist and music educator currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her interest in using the voice began with quirath (also spelled qirat) in her childhood, choral music in school; later, she moved to exploring and receiving informal training in jazz vocals. After that, Luthufi delved into Hindustani classical music at Viswa Bharati in Santiniketan and stayed on in Bengal to obtain a Master’s in the same field at Calcutta University. Luthufi's recent work comprises of abstract, cinematic music compositions exploring the vast possibilities of drone music.

Efren 20Instagram: efren.lopez.sanz

Facebook: Efrén López Sanz

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Valencian musician, composer, producer and sound engineer, specialized in plucked string instruments from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Central Asia.


Facebook:Isabel Martín

Isabel Martín has been studying singing and traditional percussion of the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean countries since 2005. She started at the
‘Centro de Cultura Tradicional’ in Salamanca, where an important work of compilation and diffusion of the traditional Castilian culture was carried out for years. Later she continued her training with Eliseo Parra, a well-known folklorist in Spain, of whom she is still a student to this day.

Spyridakis 20Facebook: zacharias spyridakis

Zacharias Spyridakis was born in Athens in 1971 and started Cretan lyra since 1980. In 1983 he started having lessons with the great lyra player Kostas Moundakis and in 1989 receives his degree from the Greek Conservatory of Athens.

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