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Ivan Varimezov | Bulgarian Music

Ivan

Type of Seminar: Open - Music Group

Participant Level:Basic & Intermediate

Scores are given? If Needed - not necessary

Ivan Varimezov is an outstanding exponent of the Bulgarian Gaida (bagpipe) and an exceptional teacher of the Bulgarian musical tradition in general.

In this seminar he will focus on aspects of the Bulgarian musical repertoire, highlighting the various styles from different regions of Bulgaria.

The seminar is open to students of all instruments as well as to students of the Bulgarian Gaida itself. Percussionists will study the unique asymmetrical rhythms (5/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8, 11/8, 13/8, 15/8..) characteristic of Bulgarian music.

This class is related to the "Bulgarian Singing" class (with Tzvetanka Varimezova). Ivan's class plays the songs of the Tzvetanka's choir at the end of the week.

 

Timetables:

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).

 

Ivan Varimezovwas born in Bulgaria and received a B.A. degree in folk instrument performance and ensemble conducting from the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv. Raised in the traditions of his native region of Strandzha, he is one of the most outstanding gaida (bagpipe) players of his generation, and he has many solo recordings and awards to his name. During the 1980s he was the director of the instrumental ensemble of a regional professional ensemble of folk song and dance in the town of Pazardzhik. During the 1990s he moved to Sofia to become the soloist with the orchestra of folk instruments at Radio and Television Sofia, a position occupied for twenty-five years by his famous uncle, Kostadin Varimezov. He went to the U.S. in 2001 to teach at UCLA...

Also are invited percussionists, who will study the unique asymmetrical rhythms (5/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8, 11/8, 13/8, 15/8..) characteristic of Bulgarian music. 

Event Properties

Event Date 19-08-2019
Event End Date 24-08-2019
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete
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