Masterclasses BALKANS MEET BELGIUM!
For all lovers of Balkan music on 9 and 10 November in the cultural center Espace Senghor will be held master classes of famous Balkan musicians
PETAR RALCHEV – ACCORDEON /BULGARIA/
Petar Ralchev laid the beginning of new style in Bulgarian folklore instrumental music and exerted great influence on its development. With marvelous mastery he performs Bulgarian folklore as well as classic pieces, French musettes, Serbian, Rumanian and other instrumental pieces characteristic of accordion. He is included in the book “History of Accordion” published in France in 1991 by Francois Billard and Didier Roussin.
NEDYALKO NEDYALKOV – KAVAL /BULGARIA/
Nedyalko Nedyalkov was born in 1970 in the town of Haskovo into a long line of folk musicians. At seven, he started going to the music school in his hometown. Later he continued his musical education on the kaval, a traditional Bulgarian folk instrument and applied to the prestigious School for Musical Folklore in Shiroka Luka and Music academy in Plovdiv. . He performs all manner of Balkan and ethnic music with ease and is able to masterfully imitate on kaval most instruments in the flute family from around the world. His style is marked by brilliant virtuosity, free and flexible improvisation, in which he expertly interweaves with much feeling and finesse different, often difficult types of playing. His music carries us away to an imaginary space without stylistic or genre limitations, pointing us towards a future without borders.
MUHLIS BERBEROGLU – BAGLAMA /TURKEY/
was born in Şarkışla province in Sivas, Turkey in 1995. He started to play baglama at the age of four. He had the opportunity for meeting, working and listening the masters from his birthplace. Between the years of 2006 – 2010 he played his instrument in various orchestras in Samsun. In 2009 he got into “İzmir Ümran Baradan Güzel Sanatlar ve Spor Lisesi” (High-School for Art and Sports) and choosed music as his branch. During his high-school period he got first and an another second place in baglama competitions around Turkey. He completed his last year of high-school while having classes for classic guitar in 2013. Same year he got into Ege Üniversitesi Devlet Türk Müziği Konservatuarı (Music School for Traditional Turkish Music). After some time he stopped his education in music school and got into Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Müzik Bilimleri (College for Music Sciences). He still continues his education and musical career by attending and preparing in various projects.
ONUR AYMERGEN – GUITAR / TURKEY/
Onur Aymergen started to play guitar at the age of 14 and interested with many different genres. Ethnic music (mostly Indian and Turkish Classical Music) was always affected him. Throughout the years, he also learned jazz and blues. He won the third prize in Young Jazz Guitarist Competition of Nardis Jazz Club (İstanbul) in 2009. With his jazz band, he composed and performed his music in different jazz festivals and clubs for years. He still performs with different bands including famous jazz singers and bands. Now, Aymergen is working on his thesis about “Makam Harmony” in which he tries to apply undiscovered harmonic approaches of Kemal İlerici and Ertuğrul Bayraktarkatal to guitar. By means of this, he is trying to find a new musical way of comping in Eastern Music by using Eastern aesthetic.BUY TICKET