Manos Achalinotopoulos | The Clarinet in Greece & The Balkans


Type of Seminar: Open - Instrument Centered (Clarinet)

Participant Level: Intermediate - Basic knowledge of Modal Systems is helpful

Scores are given if necessary

In this seminar, we will study and broaden the modal structures of the Balkan and Mediterranean area as an art action regarding the interpretation of Greek folk clarinet.

 More precisely we will examine:

•The different Schools of Interpretation
•The historical and sectional study
•The Makams, ways and archaic modal structures.
•The modifications and interactions with neighbor musical cultures.
•The basic techniques of ‘emboucheur’ and finger position in relation to modal structures.


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).

Manos Achalinotopoulosconsidered by critics, composers and musicologists as the best clarinet performer of the new generation in Greece. He has traveled playing clarinet, kaval, shawm, and flutes in more than 20 countries all over the world while participating in concerts and Festivals of great prestige. What makes him so special is the mixing of the traditional style of playing the clarinet and its special idioms with Jazz, Balkan Ethnic style and influences of the western music...

Event Properties

Event Date 01-07-2019
Event End Date 06-07-2019
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete
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