New Annual Course in Modal Music 2018-2019!

The annual course in Modal Music 2018-19 aims to offer a extensive introduction to modality, an underlying concept in the majority of musical genres found throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle-East. It is structured on one hand as a cohesive study during five intensive weekends at Cardedeu, in order to encourage participation of musicians, not only from Catalunya but also abroad, that are interested in a thorough study, and on the other as independent stand-alone intensive weekend seminars, for musicians that have less time available during the year but are equally interested in the study of these musics.

Each one of the three teachers offering the course: Efrén López, Peppe Frana and Christos Barbas will share their own experience & views in areas as theory, interpretation, improvisation, composition, technic and ornamentation in a variety of musics ranging from classical, folk and spiritual musical traditions from the Eastern Mediterranean and countries as Turkey, Greece, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran as well as through original and contemporary modal compositions. Each one of the five courses (Modal Music I-V) will be dedicated to the study of specific modes modes/makam… read more here

Past Seminars in 2018

Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma: Composition in Modal Music / 23-27 March 2018
Nov 30,2017

Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma: Composition in Modal Music / 23-27 March 2018

Ross Daly, the artistic director and founder of the Musical Workshop Labyrinth, will teach a ...

Zohar Fresco: Percussion & Frame Drums / 23-27 March 2018
Nov 30,2017

Zohar Fresco: Percussion & Frame Drums / 23-27 March 2018

Zohar Izhak Fresco is known as a pioneer of the Tof Miriam, the ancient frame ...

Alexandros Papadimitrakis: Oud / 23-27 March 2018
Nov 30,2017

Alexandros Papadimitrakis: Oud / 23-27 March 2018

Through the presentation and practice of different techniques the Oud seminar will give the tools ...

Giorgos Papaioannou & Nikos Papaioannou: Violin & Cello in Modal Music / 23-27 March 2018
Nov 30,2017

Giorgos Papaioannou & Nikos Papaioannou: Violin & Cello in Modal Music / 23-27 March 2018

“Violin and Cello in Modal Music” Although a seminar with special focus on arco instruments ...

Sokratis Sinopoulos: Creation & Orchestration of Music for Mixed Ensembles / 29 March – 2 April 2018
Nov 30,2017

Sokratis Sinopoulos: Creation & Orchestration of Music for Mixed Ensembles / 29 March – 2 April 2018

"Creation & orchestration of music for mixed ensembles" The seminar will focus on adapting older ...

Katerina Papadopoulou: Greek Singing: Vocal Technics and Ornamentation / 29 March – 2 April 2018 / SEMINAR FULL
Nov 30,2017

Katerina Papadopoulou: Greek Singing: Vocal Technics and Ornamentation / 29 March – 2 April 2018 / SEMINAR FULL

-Please note that this seminar is full, further registration is not available- Greek Singing: Vocal ...

Omer Erdoğdular: Ottoman & Sufi Music / 29 March – 2 April 2018
Nov 30,2017

Omer Erdoğdular: Ottoman & Sufi Music / 29 March – 2 April 2018

Coming from a long lineage of music teachers, Ömer Erdoğdular provides in his lessons a ...

Aleix Tobias Sabater: Iberian Percussion / 29 March – 2 April 2018
Nov 30,2017

Aleix Tobias Sabater: Iberian Percussion / 29 March – 2 April 2018

This workshop aims to learn the main rhythms of the folklore of the  Iberian peninsula, ...

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Teachers

Aleix Tobias Sabater

Aleix Tobias Sabater

Born in 1976, he studied drums at the Escola de Música de Badalona and Taller ...

Sokratis Sinopoulos

Sokratis Sinopoulos

Sokratis Sinopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied classical guitar while taking lessons in ...

Katerina Papadopoulou

Katerina Papadopoulou

Katerina Papadopoulou is considered as one of the very few singers in Greece who still ...

Nikos Papaioannou

Nikos Papaioannou

Nikos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1991. He was graduated in music from the ...

Tzvetanka Varimezova

Tzvetanka Varimezova

Tzvetanka Varimezova was born in Pazardzhik in Bulgarian Trace, and started singing and playing accordion ...

Nedyalko Nedyalkov

Nedyalko Nedyalkov

Nedyalko Nedyalkov was born in 1970 in the town of Haskovo into a long line ...

Periklis Papapetropoulos

Periklis Papapetropoulos

Periklis Papapetropoulos was born in Athens but grew up on the island of Crete. His ...

Alexandros Papadimitrakis

Alexandros Papadimitrakis

Alexandros Papadimitrakis was born in Athens. He studied oud and lavta with Yurdal Tokcan, Sokratis ...

Hooshang Farahani

Hooshang Farahani

Hooshang Farahani was born in 1967 in Farahan, the central province of Iran. He went school ...

Giorgos Manolakis

Giorgos Manolakis

Giorgos Manolakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1982. When he was eight years old ...

Giorgos Papaioannou

Giorgos Papaioannou

Giorgos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1982. He began his musical studies at an ...

Peppe Frana

Peppe Frana

Passionate from a young age about rock music from America and overseas, he quickly became the ...

Christos Barbas

Christos Barbas

Christos Barbas, multi­instrumentalist and composer is one of the most multifaceted and creative musicians coming from ...

Ross Daly

Ross Daly

Many years before what we call "World Music" appeared on the scene, certain individuals had already ...

Kelly Thoma

Kelly Thoma

Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus in 1978. Since 1995, she has been studying the ...

Ömer Erdoğdular

Ömer Erdoğdular

Ömer Erdoğdular started studying music while still a child, initially learning ney from his father. He ...

Zohar Fresco

Zohar Fresco

Born in Israel to a family of Turkish descent, Zohar Fresco began playing percussion instruments at ...