VIOLIN WORKSHOPS

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS:

Join Michalis Kouloumis' violin workshops and seminars on Violin Improvisation-Taksim, Greek Traditional music, Ottoman Classical music, Cyprus Traditional music.  

November 2019 - June 2020 @ Baumstrasse, Athens (GR)

THE MAKAM MUSIC OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Series of music workshops

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October 2018 - June 2019 @ Baumstrasse, Athens (GR)

THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF CONSTANTINOPLE

Series of music workshops

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26 - 27 May 2018 @ Lugo (SP)

Modal Music Workshop: Efren Lopez and Michalis Kouloumis

10 - 15 April 2018 @ Nicosia (CY)

Violin seminar: "Violin in the Eastern Mediterranean"

Labyrinth Cyprus Musical Workshop

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11-16 July 2017 @ Rhodes (GR)

Violin seminar: "Taksim, an improvisational journey"

Labyrinth Musical Workshop

03-09 July 2017 @ Houdetsi, Crete (GR)

Violin workshop (for all levels)

Labyrinth Musical Workshop

03-05 March 2017, Ghent (BE)

Violin workshops for intermediate, advanced and professional violinists. "Greek Traditional and Ottoman Music"

Festival: "Fiddlers on the move" Venue: De Centrale

09-10 June 2016, Brussels (BE)

Michalis Kouloumis and Efren Lopez: Modal Music Workshop

THE MAKAM MUSIC OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Monthly Workshops with Michalis Kouloumis @ Baumstrasse, Athens (GR)

The highly acclaimed violinist-educator Michalis Kouloumis invites us to a new series of workshops, The Makam music of the Eastern Mediterranean, in Baumstrasse, Athens. The participants will study classical compositions from the Ottoman court and the Arab world, traditional melodies from ​​Asia Minor and Levante, tunes from the Aegean islands and Cyprus, as well as selected works by contemporary composers.

 

In parallel, they will explore the fascinating world of makams, while basic teaching tools will be rhythmical improvisation / taksim, listening of recordings and group practicing. One of the most important educational objectives of the workshop is the emergence of music as a live act; the empirical learning of music through the interaction within the group members.

 

INSTRUMENTS:

Bowed strings: violin, viola, cello, Constantinople / Cretan lyra, yayli tanbur

Plucked strings: kanun, lute, saz, oud, lavta, contrabass, rabab, tanbur

Percussion: riq, bendir, Epirus def

Wind: clarinet, kaval, ney, voice

The workshops will run on a monthly basis, Saturdays and Sundays, starting in November 2019 and ending in June 2020. 

 1st MEETING:

NOVEMBER 16th-17th 2019, 12:00-15:00

 

DATES/HOURS OF SEMINARS:

SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS, 12:00 - 15:00

​November 16-17

December 7-8

January 18-19

February 15-16

March 21-22

April 5-6

May 23-24

June 20-21

 

VENUE:

BAUMSTRASSE

8, Servion Str, Votanikos, Athens

CONTACT:

email: info@michaliskouloumis.com

tel: 00357 99 529 754 (Michalis Kouloumis)

OTTOMAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Monthly Workshops with Michalis Kouloumis @ Baumstrasse, Athens (GR)

Michalis Kouloumis returns to Athens for a new artistic collaboration with Baumstrasse. The distinguished violinist invites you to a series of music workshops on the Classical music of Constantinople, widely known as Ottoman Classical music.

 

The participants will study unique musical examples of Armenian, Turkish, Mevlevi Sufi, Jewish, Persian and Greek composers who lived in Constantinople between the 15th and the 20th century. In parallel, they will explore the fascinating world of makams, while basic teaching tools will be improvisation (taksim), analysis of recordings and group practicing.

One of the most important educational objectives of the workshop is the emergence of music as a live act; the empirical learning of music through the interaction within the group members.

 

Instruments:

  • Bowed strings: violin, viola, cello, Istanbul/Cretan lyra, yayli tanbur

  • Plucked strings: kanun, oud, lavta, contrabass, rabab, tanbur

  • Percussion: riq, bendir, kudum

  • Wind: clarinet, voice, ney

 

Auditions:

SUNDAY 23rd and MONDAY 24th of September

You can apply for the auditions here.

Audition repertoire: 1 piece from the Ottoman Classical music and 1 piece of your choice

Recommended repertoire here

Note: 

If for any reason (for example: residing outside Athens) you cannot attend the auditions, it is possible to send a recording / video of your playing to the email: info@michaliskouloumis.com

Deadline for applications: Thursday, September 20th

Dates/Hours of Seminar:

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, 12:00 - 15:00

The workshops will run on a monthly basis, starting on 6th-7th of October 2018 and ending on the 8th-9th of June 2019.  

October 6-7

November 10-11

December 8-9

January 12-13

February 2-3

March 9-10

 

April 6-7

May 11-12

June 8-9

Venue:

BAUMSTRASSE

8, Servion Str, Votanikos, Athens

Contact:

email: info@michaliskouloumis.com

tel: 00357 99 529 754 (Michalis Kouloumis)

VIOLIN SEMINAR "Violin in the Eastern Mediterranean"

MICHALIS KOULOUMIS @ LABYRINTH CYPRUS MUSICAL WORKSHOP

Labyrinth Cyprus Musical Workshop is opening its doors and is welcoming you to the world of traditional and modal music. Through the seminars and concerts which Labyrinth Cyprus Musical Workshop organize, the best musicians and teachers of the genre reveal to the students a world of traditions and cultures. 

Three seminars (Ross Daly, Kelly Thoma, Michalis Kouloumis) will be held between 10 and 15 of April, 2018, in Nicosia, and a concert on the 13th of the same month. We look forward to welcome you and experience a unique musical week together!

Highly-acclaimed violinist Michalis Kouloumis will lead an open seminar focusing on the Modal Music of the Eastern Mediterranean with regards to the multi-faceted Art of the Violin. Michalis will shed light on the performance of traditional music from Cyprus, Asia Minor, Thrace, Aegean Sea (Cyclades, Dodecanese Islands, Lesvos) as well as from the classical music of Constantinople (Ottoman classical music).

 

Characteristics and Techniques of the violin playing will be studied through hand-picked songs and instrumental pieces from the above repertoire:

  • Bow techniques

  • Phrasing development

  • Rhythm – Groove

  • Rhythmic beats (5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 9/4, 10/8, 11/8)

  • Ornaments (embellishments, motifs)

  • Basic maqams

  • Score Interpretation – Playing with variations

  • Intervals, microtones

  • Various tunings

  • Playing with Ison (drone)

  • Modal Improvisation (rhythmical and taksim)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A basic level of sight reading is needed for the seminar.

Participants with bowed instruments such as Cretan lyra, Kemençe, Yaylitanbur and Cello are welcome as well 

 

DATES AND TIMETABLE: 10 – 15 April 2018

  • Tuesday : 17:00 – 20:00

  • Wednesday – Saturday : 10:00 – 13:00, 17:00 – 20:00

  • Sunday : 10:00 – 13:00

More info / applications on Labyrinth Cyprus Musical Workshop website 

STAY TUNED!

VIOLIN SEMINAR and WORKSHOP

MICHALIS KOULOUMIS @ MUSICAL WORKSHOP LABYRINTH 2017

Michalis Kouloumis will be teaching in "Musical Workshop Labyrinth" this summer, 2017. 

VIOLIN WORKSHOP 03-08 July 2017 @ Houdetsi, Crete

The workshop will be focusing on the violin playing in Eastern Mediterranean music, as developed in Classical music of Constantinople (Ottoman Art music) and Greek/Turkish Traditional music (Asia Minor, Thrace, Greek Islands, Kappadokia, Black Sea,Cyprus).

TAKSIM MASTERCLASS 11 - 16 July 2017 @ Rhodes island

"Taksim, an Improvisational Journey"

A taksim is like a journey; it begins with the birth of an idea. Then the exploration follows with all the experiences and challenges the journey brings to the traveller until the end.

​The master-class will be focusing on “Taksim in Ottoman Classical music”

Visit Musical Workshop Labyrinth website

STAY TUNED!

VIOLIN WORKSHOP - GREEK TRADITIONAL AND OTTOMAN MUSIC

MICHALIS KOULOUMIS 03-05 MARCH 2017 @ DE CENTRALE, Ghent (BE)

Michalis Kouloumis will be teaching violin workshops on Greek Traditional and Ottoman Music, in the festival

 

"Fiddlers on the move - A folk violin project"

DATES

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

 

VENUE

De Centrale, Ghent (BE)

 

FEES

Price per workshop €25

Festival pass (concerts and workshops) €99

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