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Zacharias Spyridakis | Cretan Lyra

ZachariasType of Seminar: Open - Instrument Centered (Cretan Traditional Musical Instruments)

Participant Level: Basic

Scores are given if needed

The Cretan Lyra seminar with Zacharias Spyridakis will focus both on Lyra and on Cretan music in general, in combination with the rest of the Cretan tradition instruments’ such as Laouto, Mandolin, and Askomantoura.

More precisely the students will be introduced to the history of the instrument, the tuning, the techniques, and the most representative repertoire. The creation of music ensembles and traditional duos will be as well part of the seminar’s context.



Seminars of all types include ten 3-hour courses and the timetable is defined in consultation with the teacher in the first lesson!

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00  -
Evening 17:00 - 20:00 17:00 - 20:00 17:00 - 20:00 17:00 - 20:00 * 17:00 - 20:00

*Every Friday and Sunday evening we organize a concert ["Music Fridays"] - ["Music Sundays"].  (Soon more info about location, time & program).


Zacharias Spyridakis, is one of Crete's finest and most innovative Lyra players. He was one of Kostas Mountakis' foremost students since childhood and, upon completing his studies, worked for many years as an assistant teacher to Mountakis...


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Event Date 02-09-2019
Event End Date 07-09-2019
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete
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