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FIDDLERS ON THE MOVE #6.2 - Workshops

Michalis Kouloumis & Amit Weisberger

On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April you can follow some Fiddlers on the Move workshops and concerts online, streamed live from De Centrale. In mid-February we were still hoping for a “real live version” of FOTM # 6 but unfortunately Corona is not quite done with us yet. It is therefore forced to be a FOTM # 6.2 without live students and audience. So you can only play and listen live from your own living room (or wherever you are) and ask questions via our YouTube chat. Saturday evening you can enjoy 2 beautiful concerts, streamed live from the Turbinezaal of De Centrale.

A Folk Viool Project hosted by Wouter Vandenabeele

Workshop Michalis Kouloumis | Violin Playing in the Aegean Sea (7pm)

Michalis Kouloumis is one of the most important world music violinists specialised in Greek & Cyprus traditional music and Ottoman classical music. Born in a musical family in the island of Cyprus, he developed a strong musical conception and sensitivity from his early years. Today Michalis is widely appreciated for his improvisational skills in “taksims” and the use of special techniques, such as diplochordo and overtones in his playing. He released two albums with original works, spontaneous compositions and soundscapes creating a deeply personal musical language. He formed his own trio, plays with the Lingua Franca Ensemble, Efren Lopez, Cigdem Aslan, and has performed with many other musicians active in the world music scene. Michalis teaches violin and modal improvisation at the Rotterdam Conservatory (CODARTS) and gives workshops and masterclasses all around Europe.

Workshop Amit Weisberger | How to play the 3 main klezmer ornaments on the fiddle (9pm)

Amit Weisberger is an Israeli violinist, dancer, actor and singer, specialized in traditional Jewish music from Eastern Europe. Currently living in France, he’s one of the leading artists of the French klezmer scene. He plays with various klezmer ensembles, including The Beigalé Orkestra, Yiddishe Fantazyé Trio, The Belf Project (Old European klezmer from musical archives), Tarafikants (Balkan music), Kabarétalè (songs from Jewish cabaret) and Tish (hassidic table songs). Amit plays and teaches the violin only by ear. He had learned klezmer mostly from listening to and imitating audio archives, eventually developing his own style and sound: rustic, expressive and rich with nuances. As a gifted teacher he has given several workshops in France, Manchester, Edinburgh, Prague, Mikulov as well as at Klezkanada (Canada), Fiddlers on the Move and the Yiddish Summer Weimar.
With a fairly short and simple melody, Amit takes you into the details of the style to show the 3 main klezmer ornaments. As a refreshment for those who already know the subject and a basic manual “klezmer ornament dictionary” for beginners.



Friday 16 April 2021

7:00pm Workshop Michalis Kouloumis
9:00pm  Workshop Amit Weisberger

Free of charge

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