The East-West Ensemble plays traditional music originating in the West and the East, as well as music stemming from everywhere in between. The melodies are learned by ear in a structured manner while we explore the typical style in which they are played, their ornaments and their accompaniments. We focus on the way we perform together as a group, while improvising. We mix elements from different traditions. At the end of the year we present the repertoire in various concerts.
Shalan Alhamwy and Jonas Malfliet play together in the Damast Duo, of which they will soon present the first album, containing traditional music from countries spanning from Syria to Belgium.
The apprenticeship is open to all instruments except drums and percussion. We request that you have a couple of years’ experience in playing your instrument. For instruments that will be in charge of the accompanyment, we require a basic knowledge of chords, harmony. Please be so kind as to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any doubts or questions, we will put you in touch with the instructors!