The duduk represents the whole sound and indeed the whole soul of Armenia. With its double reed (ghamish), it is classed as belonging to the oboe family. The dark mellow timbre creates a music ambience that is always identifiably nostalgic. This aspect is heightened by the circular breathing technique. Lessons are one-to-one. Working on sound production is a major component of the course, and the repertoires tackled are chiefly traditional ones, although there is some flexibility. An instrument may be provided by the tutor.
Depending the available time slots, you can take a weekly individual class of 30 minutes.
Vardan Hovanissian is recognised as a specialist in traditional Armenian woodwind instruments. The duduk, a double-reed instrument dating from the 5th century BC, reflects the very sound and soul of Armenia, and its warm timbre is increasingly appreciated by audiences all over the world. Strongly rooted in traditional Armenian music, Vardan almost naturally creates links with the music of neighboring territories such as Turkey and Syria, and with other European folk and jazz influences.
Vardan has performed with the National Folk Music Ensemble and bands such as Gandzsar, Marathouk & Ervand Saharouny in Armenia. His encounter with Tigran and Yasmin Levy was the catalyst for fruitful collaborations around the world, leading to concerts in Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia with Yasmin Levy, Arax, Hijaz and Blindnote.
Come and discover this course during the free session on Tuesday 17th of September, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Individual course (8 courses/cycle)
The time of the individual course is determined in consultation with the teacher. Define your class schedule with him before you register. Contact Muziekpublique for more information.
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€120,00 – €330,00