Giorgos & Nikos Papaioannou | Violin & Cello in Modal Music

Papaioannou brosType of seminar: Open - Instrument Centered (Bowed instruments, Violin & Cello)

Level of Participants: Intermediate 

Scores are given

During the seminar, we will learn traditional melodies from Greece, classical and folk repertory from Turkish and Arabic musical idioms as well as asymmetrical rhythms and dances from the Balkan traditions. We will also examine some ideas about composition and orchestration within the context of modal musical traditions.

Of particular interest to violinists and cellists coming from a western classical background will be a detailed analysis of the different playing techniques relevant to the violin and cello in the aforementioned traditions.

Seminar's aim: understanding techniques, Maκam theory, creation, orchestration improvisation



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).


Giorgos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1982. (...)He was also awarded a scholarship to attend a course in South Indian Violin taught by Dr. L. Subramaniam at the Royaumont Institute in France. He has participated in music and dance festivals all over Greece and performed in concerts in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, and other countries...

Nikos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1991. (...)He is actively involved in recordings & concerts in around Greece and Europe collaborating with a wide range of bands and artists a Lemonostifel, Petros Malamas, Giorgos Papaioannou, Melina Kana, and others...

Event Properties

Event Date 22-07-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 27-07-2019
Individual Price 230€
Location Crete
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