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A few words about the workshop

This seminar will develop the technique of the oud through its role in the musical traditions, both rembetiko and Asia minor's songs as well as technical matters concerning the the musician's basic use of the instrument. Pieces from the above repertoire will be used and taught with special emphasis on methodology and how they are interpreted. Finally given that the above musical traditions and the use of the oud are connected to the Makam theoretical system there will of course be a presentation of the meaning of Makam and much more, including an indication of its practical use in the interpretive thought of playing music whether that is in the composition or is concerned with the improvisation style known as taksimi.

The seminar is open to anyone who is interested regardless of level and will be in a workshop style with the intention of my interaction with the participants.


His musical career started with him studying in field of Byzantine music. Since 1992 he has been occupied systematically with oud and traditional music initially learning beside Christo Tsiamouli while with Fahrettin Cimenli he had lessons in yayli tanbur, the interpretation of Makam and improvisation with frequent visits to Istanbul. He has worked both on recordings and concerts with a large number of music creators including Ross Daly, Christos Tsiamoulis, Nikos Kipouros, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Notis Mavrouldis and others.

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