Lecturers 2021

GLEN VELEZ by Valentin Behringer

Glen Velez (USA)

The New York Times says "A galaxy of timbres and inflections ... remarkable rhythmic fireworks." Four time Grammy Award winner, Glen Velez is the founding Father of the modern Frame Drum movement ...

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Nora Thiele by Shendl Copitman

Nora Thiele (Germany)

Nora Thiele is a master on frame drums and one of the leading percussionists in Europe. ...

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Zohar Fresco by Ellen Schmauss

Zohar Fresco (Israel)

Zohar Izhak Fresco is known as a pioneer of the tof miriam, the ancient frame drum originated in the Middle East more than three thousand years ago. ...

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FFD_Andrea Piccioni

Andrea Piccioni (Italy)

Andrea has re-elaborated the language of the Tamburello and various frame drums in a truly personal, virtuosic and expressive manner ...

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MARLA LEIGH by Ellen Schmauss

Marla Leigh (USA)

Marla Leigh is a Grammy nominated  Percussionist, Flautist, Composer and Educator. She is an internationally recognized teacher and performer...

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Andrey Tanzu_photo by Ellen Schmauss

Andrey Tanzu (Russia)

Andrey Tanzu is the first percussionist in Russia, who opened and developed rare and ancient stream - music of Frame Drums. For about 15 years...

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Maria Bovin de Labbe_photo by Malfrid Sand

Maria Bovin de Labbé (Norwegen)

Maria Bovin de Labbé is a drummer, percussionist, artist, and teacher. She is best known for Mindful Drumming – an approach less ...

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April Centrone

April Centrone

April Centrone is a drummer, percussionist, oud player, educator and music therapist based in the NYC area.

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Isabel Martín (Spain)

Isabel Martín has been attracted by the observation of cultural identities since she was a child. She has studied Spanish singing and percussion at the Traditional Culture School in Salamanca and later she was immersed in it with ...

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Fao Torres (Colombia)

Musician, composer, Multi-instrumentalist from Colombia, who lived in Asia for 10 years doing research on several Asian traditional music. ...

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Rolf Wagels (Germany)

Rolf Wagels

Has been playing since 1993 and is considered one of the best bodhrán players in Europe. He has been giving workshops all over Germany since 1996, was a member of Germany's leading Irish folk band Cara, and a founding member of Steampacket and DeReelium. ...

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Dave Boyd_photo by Ellen Schmauss

Dave Boyd (Irland)

His career embraces performance, recording and composing in theatre, dance, film, television, combined with extensive ... 

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Naghmeh Farahmand (Iran/Canada)

Naghmeh Faramand apprenticed her art with her father Mahmoud Farahmand in Iran during which time she perfected Sufi, Kurdish and Iranian drumming styles with masters Faramasz Payvar, Pashang Kankar and Maussud Habibi. ...

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Paolo Rossetti Murittu (Italy)

The vivid and expressive percussionist Paolo Rossetti Murittu was born in a little village in Italy. ...

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Salim Beltitane (France/Algeria)

Percussionist of Algerian origin based in France, Salim Beltitane was born in a family of musicians. Influenced by this cultural heritage ...

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Rui Silva (Portugal)

Under the supervision of the legendary spanish percussionist Pedro Estevan, Rui completed his Master of Arts in Interpretación of Musica Antigua - Historical Percusion, at Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya/UAB (2012, Spain). ...

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Matthias Haffner (Germany)

Matthias Haffner was born in Germany in 1967. After beginning his musical carrier in Berlin as a Percussion player ...

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Berkant Çakıcı (Russia/Turkey)

Born to a father of Damascus descent and having been introduced to def at the age of ten, Berkant Çakıcı is a master of percussion ...

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Tuğba Gülyeşil (Turkey)

Tuğba was born in 1991, in Witzenhausen, Germany. She graduated from Istanbul University; ...

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Ganesh Kumar_photo by Ellen Schmauss

Ganesh Kumar (India)

Ganesh Kumar is among the world's leading exponents of classical percussion instruments from South India, the Kanjira ( South Indian Frame Drum ) a one sided ...

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Kimia Bani (Iran/Germany)

Kimia Bani, an Iranian musician and poet, has lived in Germany since 2018. 

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