Greek and Ottoman Music
Michalis Kouloumis will be teaching two violin workshops on Greek and Ottoman Music, in the festival
"Fiddlers on the move - A folk violin project".
03 - 04 March 2017 for semi-advanced and advanced violinists, at 10:00 - 17:00
05 March 2017 for advanced and professional violinists at 10:00 - 16:00
De Centrale, Ghent (BE)
More info and bookings
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
New album by Lingua Franca Ensemble coming soon !!
Michalis Cholevas: Tarhu
Michalis Kouloumis: Violin
Giannis Koutis: Oud, Guitar, Voice
Ruven Ruppik: Percussions
We also look forward for our upcoming concerts in "Gruener Salon" (Berlin), "Korzo Theatre" (Hague), "Rotterdam Circusstad (Rotterdam), "Komedia" (Brighton)
CONCERT DATES Çiğdem Aslan
I am very proud to work with the beautiful singer and dear friend, Çiğdem Aslan, in her second album "A thousand cranes". It's been a pleasure recording the album, together with the musical director and santur player Nikos Baimpas, and the rest of the musicians; Vasilis Sarikis, Colin Somervell, Matoula Zamani, Vasilis Korakakis.
The tour concert dates for "A thousand cranes" are already announced and I look forward to perform again.
01 Feb 17 @ ALHAMBRA MUSIC HALL, Paris (FR)
29 Apr 17 @ Waiblingen (DE)
30 Apr 17 @ WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL, Halle (DE)
ORIGINAL MUSIC. IMPROVISATIONAL.
Entitled “Displaced Dreams", Michalis Kouloumis’ solo violin project is dedicated to all the people who struggle for freedom and dignity after being displaced from their homelands and their dreams.
Purely improvisational, the project brings together material from the Classical music of Constantinople, the laments of Epirus, Baroque Music polyphony and Michalis Kouloumis’ most recent compositions. An emotional journey through the colourful soundscapes of modal music.
“...the most outstanding concert I've heard here...”
Adam Le Clercq
(Brighton Fringe Festival, St Michael and All Angels Church, 22.05.16)
Lingua Franca Ensemble are very excited about their new collaboration with the contemporary circus artists from Rotterdam, TAREK & KAMI-LYNNE (TK Circus). We have already worked together in the projects "Lahtara", "19 Steps of Separation" and "Exileosis" and the result is amazing!
Next performance of Lingua Franca Ensembler with TK Circus:
07 May 17 @ ROTTERDAM CIRCUSSTAD (NL)
CODARTS UNIVERSITY of THE ARTS
VIOLIN TEACHING 2016-17
Michalis Kouloumis is a violin professor at the CODARTS University for the Arts (World Music department), in Rotterdam (NL).