“...maybe the best performance
this festival has ever seen...”

 

Wilfried Schaus-Sahm

(Director of Sommerton Festival, Germany, 30.08.16)

25 Oct 2019 @ Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim (DE)

24 Oct 2019 @ Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster (DE)

Mortissa & A Thousand Cranes; The Blues of the Aegean

Smyrneiko/Rebetiko concert with Cigdem Aslan

17 Oct 2019 @ Ayia Napa Medieval Monastery (CY)

Dialogues, Efren Lopez and Michalis Kouloumis

13 Sep 2019 @ Archaion Odeion, Paphos (CY) 

06 Sep 2019 @ Panayia of  Sinti Monastery, Paphos (CY) 

Ta Ekatol-logia, a theater play in Cypriot medieval dialect by Pyrinas Creative Group

23 Aug 2019 @ Paradise Jazz Festival, Val's Place Gialia (CY)

Odysseas Toumazou Trio feat. Michalis Kouloumis - presentation of new album Ensticto

03 Aug 2019 @ Fengaros Festival, Kato Drys (CY)

Larva Duo  feat. Michalis Kouloumis - performing new compositions

29 June 2019 @ Cultural Workshop Ayion Omologiton (CY)

Concert with Efren Lopez and Vassilis Philippou

 
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TA EKATOL-LOGIA

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DISPLACED DREAMS

Michalis Kouloumis records the last pieces for his second album Displaced Dreams. 20-22 Oct, in Sierra Studios, Athens

NEW ALBUM

Lingua Franca Ensemble

New album by Lingua Franca Ensemble !! 

Ephemera

 

Michalis Cholevas: Tarhu

Michalis Kouloumis: Violin

Giannis Koutis: Oud, Guitar, Voice

Ruven Ruppik: Percussion

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We also look forward for our upcoming concerts in "Gruener Salon" (Berlin), "Korzo Theatre" (Hague), "Rotterdam Circusstad (Rotterdam), "The Old Church" (London), "Komedia" (Brighton)

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MICHALIS KOULOUMIS TRIO

Michalis Kouloumis Trio performance "SOIL" at the Sommerton Festival 2016 (www.sommerton.de) has received some amazing reviews! Thank you all for being such a fantastic audience!

“...maybe the best performance this festival has ever seen...”

Wilfried Schaus-Sahm

(Director of Sommerton Festival, Germany, 30.08.16)

violin improvisation on greek traditional music
violin improvisation on greek traditional music
reviews

MICHALIS KOULOUMIS 

"I consider Michalis Kouloumis as a reincarnation of the legendary violinists from the Eastern Mediterranean. 
His knowledge and the richness of his improvisations prove the soul of a virtuoso musician" 

Kudsi Erguner

“...the most outstanding concert I've heard here...”

Adam Le Clercq

(Brighton Fringe Festival, St Michael and All Angels Church, 22.05.16)

"...I can think of few recent releases that have kept me as consistently engaged throughout "

Jamie Renton on album "SOIL"

(fRoots mag)

"Very thankful for having this experience. Not only for his deep knowledge of the traditional and classical musics from mid east to west Europe but for a serious educational approach involving a human quality that made me approach the aspects of attitude and philosophy present in their particular universe as a musician. Thank you for sharing your talent with such generosity"

G. Alvarez

(on the violin workshop by Michalis Kouloumis, Valencia 2015)

"As a violinist and music teacher, I found the workshop of Michalis Kouloumis very interesting and extraordinary. Kouloumis combines the artistic mood with the technical inspiration of a good violinist performer. I consider Michalis Kouloumis as the "Paganini" of the traditional Cypriot and Ottoman music. His improvisational skills and use of special techniques in his playing make him a remarkable representative of the traditional music of Cyprus worldwide"

A Hadjievangelou

"I have been in a workshop of Michalis and it has been a wonderful experience. As a violinist he show his virtuosity and his deep knowledge and feeling of the music everytime he plays. And as a teacher he transmitted me the joy of playing and to be wanting more!"

J. Torres

(on the violin workshop by Michalis Kouloumis, Valencia 2015)

"I have begun learning to play the violin with Mixalis, and its been a wonderful experience. As an adult engaging with a new instrument, one can imagine the difficulties and obstacles that to be encountered. But Mixalis being a gentle and motivating tutor of amazing skill and knowledge transforms these difficulties into enjoyable challenges"

A.Ioannides

(on violin lessons with Michalis Kouloumis)

online violin lessons eastern mediterranean music
online violin lessons eastern mediterranean music
 

Enjoy listening to some of Michalis Kouloumis' recordings!

Track 1:

Michalis Kouloumis presents a soulful and demanding modal improvisation on violin, influenced by different musical traditions (such as Cyprus, Epirus, Ottoman Classical, Baroque music).

Live performance in "Avgo" (Thessaloniki - Greece)

 

Track 2:

Live recording in "Avgo" (Thessaloniki - Greece). Michalis Kouloumis and Efren Lopez in a notable collaboration. Their music combines elements from Medieval music, Ottoman classical, Cypriot/Greek/Turkish traditional and other modal music cultures.

 

Track 3: 

Michalis Kouloumis' composition "Lahtara", performed by the Lingua Franca Ensemble. 

Michalis Cholevas -  Tarhu, Ney

Ruven Ruppik -  Percussions

Giannis Koutis - Oud, Voice

Michalis Kouloumis - Violin

 

 

 

Track 4:
Michalis Kouloumis Trio on an arrangement of Kudsi Erguner's original composition "Lame". The performance includes a powerful violin improvisation.     

Nikos Ziarkas - cretan lute
Thodoris Ziarkas - double bass

Giorgos Botis - recording, mixing

Michalis Kouloumis - violin, arrangement

 

Track 5:

Michalis Kouloumis performs a violin taksim (violin improvisation) on makam Rast. Recording: Euripides Dikaios

 

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