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Andreas Polizogopoulos - Trumpet

A few words about the workshop Improvisation, technique, the diverse shades of trumpet sounds and the trumpet in Thanassis Papakostantinou's music. Andreas Andreas first came into contact with music in Samiko the village where he grew up in county Ileia. He started by playing the guitar. On moving to Athens he joined his first rock and blues bands and soon became interested in jazz. He studied jazz guitar with Giotis Samaras at the Filippos Nakkos music school graduating in 2002…
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Avgerini Gatsi - Traditional song

Notice: This workshop is full A few words about the workshop At this year's seminar we will be occupied with the traditional songs from all over Greece and their different styles depending on the various regions, with free rhythm improvisation on the streets/makam. Avgerini Was born in Athens in 1989 though her family originates in Ipeiros. She first started piano lessons at the age of eight with Maria Stoupi. She studied at Pallini music high school where she was taught…
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Babis Papadopoulos - Ensembles

A few words about the workshop The orchestra – a living organism. Playing music in an ensemble. We learn to play through communication with the other musicians. That way all of us through our own roles can create beautiful music together. Technique is one of the tools we need to take part in this process. The pieces of music that we will be looking at will be an incentive to develop all of the above. Musicians of all levels can…
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Creative writing - Aris Maragkopoulos (13-19 July)

A seminar on the art of writing and reading The author Aris Maragopoulos will be teaching A short but comprehensive 14 hour seminar aimed at: Those interested in making use of their experience in reading and writing literature. Those who would like to learn the secrets, the basic techniques and the enjoyment of reading and writing. Finally to all those who are dealing with the possibility of writing their own literary text. The seminar also allows each participant to realize:…
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Dimitris Mistakidis - Popular guitar

A few words about the workshop 'Guitar technique in the post war repertoire' Dimitris Dimitris was born in Thessaloniki and has been occupied professionally with music since the age of sixteen. For ten years after 1994 he was a member of Nikos Papazoglou's timeless band Loksi Falagga while since 2002 he has worked alongside Thanasis Papakonstandinou. Since 1992 he has worked on more than eighty records and he has worked with Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Soukas, Dionisis Savopoulos, Eleni Vitali, Giorgos…
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Dimitris Mitarakis - Popular guitar

A few words about the workshop In particular we will learn about: rhythm, bass, accompanying "comments" which can be played on a folk guitar to a certain melody. Not only a combination of the various Greek "schools" from 1930-1960 but also contemporary and even foreign influences. Secondly solo guitar will be taught at all times in combination with the above. Of course we will deal with any questions or ideas that anyone has together. I hope we'll have a good…
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Evgenios Voulgaris - Oud

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…
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Giannis Zevgolis - Violin

A few words about the workshop Using classical techniques (exercises, using the bow, expression, etc.) in traditional violin repertoire with music of the Aegean. Giannis Giannis was born in Athens of parents from Apeiranthos in Naxos something which has greatly influenced his musical choices. He started learning the violin at the age of thirteen mainly concentrating on the music of the Cyclades, playing and learning beside traditional musicians. He soon became known for an older style of playing which distinguishes…
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Instrument making

First week Giannis Katos Traditional and contemporary crafting technique, repairing string instruments of the Lute family Basic workshop equipment Principal of handling musical instruments Analysis of parts of the instrument Analysis of strength and intensity Choice of wood Materials used Natural and synthetic glues Natural and chemical varnishes Making part of an instrument in the Lute family Giannis Giannis was born in Athens where he lives and works to this day. At the age of twelve he started having classical…
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Konstantinos Sideris - Lute

A few words about the workshop An introduction to the Lute (Tuning, plectrum, position). Natural scales with musical examples. Scales with musical examples. Chords per scale with musical examples. The old way of playing. Solo to the rhythms from all over Greece. Group creations (Lute orchestra) Konstantinos Konstandinos was born in Athens but comes from Korono in Naxos. He studied byzantine music with the teacher Lykourgo Alexopoulo while also studying at the 'Association for the Dissemination of our National Music'…
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Kostis Christodoulou - Piano

A few words about the workshop  The 'other' piano outside its classical repertoire. The piano as a simple musical means. The piano as another instrument. Improvisation ideas, jazz, accompanying vocals, orchestration and composition in real time. Kostis Was born in Athens and grew up in Sparti. In 2001 he first came into contact with the jazz language alongside the teacher Stavro Lantsia. As a student at the Ionian university from 2002-2006, he lived in Corfu. There he had lessons with…
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Manolis Pappos - Bouzouki

A few words about the workshop The fourth seminar on the Bouzouki will have four parts: Technique Improvisation Paths and harmonization Duets, trios, quartets with the Bouzouki Cooperation with the students of other instruments to create a piece of music Manolis Manolis was born in Piraeus and has been occupied with traditional and folk music since 1978 learning the Bouzouki, the Oud and the Guitar. He has been working as a professional musician since 1982 playing in music clubs and…
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Matoula Zamani - Voice

A few words about the workshop The voice inside out. What is the voice? Where are its limits? What's it like? What's a whisper and what's a cry? Why do some people in your circle of friends frown when you sing? What is the true voice in the vein of the past? The voice as a cultural island, and emotions... every voice is unique... Relaxation techniques, holding and strengthening the voice, and breathing. The voice and the sounds of nature.…
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Ourania Lampropoulou - Cimbalom (11-17 July)

Attention, this workshop takes place from 11 until 17 of July A few words about the workshop An investigation into the place of the dulcimer in Greek traditional music. We will learn traditional pieces from all over Greece and the wider area of the Balkans with particular emphasis on accompaniments and the role held by the dulcimer within this repertoire. Within this framework we will deal with the basic technicalities of the instrument. Ourania She studied the piano, music theory…
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Sofia Lampropoulou - Qanun

A few words about the workshop The seminar will focus on the technique of the instrument through the repertoire of the broader region of Asia Minor and compositions by Izmir composers. The kanun is an instrument with unique and rich expressive possibilities. It is mostly found in the music of the Eastern Mediterranean basin, a very rich cultural area that has received influences from the Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek and Balkan music tradition. The seminar will cover the specific musical…
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Sotiris Douvas - Drums

A few words about the workshop 'Groupings. Simple and complex applications to the drumset' Ο Σωτήρης Sotiris was born in 1982 in Patra and started his musical career at the age of sixteen. He joined the Dimotiko Odeio Patras and had drum lessons with Leonidas Pliatsikas until 2000. For the following two years he was an active member in the Greek music scene playing with well-known Greek musicians at festivals with various jazz, funk, R&B, and blues bands. While he…
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Thanasis Papakonstantinou - Composition

A few words about the workshop 1st day: «Mixed generalities» Generally about his art, music and poetry as seen by a joker. Adorno, Magrit and Paveze will save the day. 2nd day: «About lyrics» Generalities and particularities, some empirical indications and an exercise for homework. 3rd day: A trip (whatever the waether) The homeworks will be discussed while eating bread and olives. 4th day: «Thanasis and music - a disastrous relationship» A great emphasis will be placed on tuning which…
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Vaggelis Karipis - Percussion

A few words about the workshop A lesson in Greek and Mediterranean percussion, rhythm, technique and multi percussion. The rhythms of Greece meet those of the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. The tabor, the toubeleki, the Epirus tambourine as well as the darbouka the rek and the bendir in more contemporary rhythm patterns with a strong element of improvisation will be taught. Vaggelis Vaggelis studied Byzantine music and theory at the Greek conservatory where he graduated in 1992. At the…
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Zacharias Spiridakis - Cretan lyra

A few words about the workshop The seminar (musical workshop) on the Cretan Lyre will include: a) A short history and introduction of the instrument b) Tuning, technique and a representative repertoire c) Creating music ensembles and traditional scales* * Students of other instruments are welcome to take part (Lute, Violin, Tampoura, wind and percussion) that are interested in getting to know their repertoire when approaching Cretan music. Zacharias Zacharias was born of Cretan parents and started playing the Cretan…
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