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, arranging the pieces ans improvising while mixing elements from different traditions. At the end of the year we present the repertoire in various concerts.
The ensemble is led by flautist Juliette Ferreira, specialising in folk music from Europe such as France, Ireland, Estonia … but also Balkan music and Scandinavia! Throughout the year, 4 guest teachers will share their knowledge of a particular musical tradition:
- Damla Aydin : Damla is a Turkish cellist specialising in Ottoman music and maqam improvisation.
- Vincent Noiret : Originally a jazz double bass player, Vincent has in recent years specialised in southern Italian and Sicilian music in his project Nisia with percussionist Emanuela Lodato.
- Shahab Azinmehr : Shahab is a tar and setar player and singer with a great knowledge of Iranian and Middle Eastern traditional music.
- Alice Loparic : Alice is a Brazilian singer who is in several projects such as Euforro, a Belgian-Brazilian group performing forro music from the north-east of Brazil.
The apprenticeship is open to all instruments. 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.
Juliette Ferreira is currently a piccolo student at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Before this, she also followed a training as flautist in Strasbourg. Besides classical and baroque music, she has a great passion for folk music, especially Irish music. She plays in several music groups such as les Kickeuses and les Chançards and has several years of teaching experience. While teaching, she likes to pass on her passion for music to her students.
Inscriptions open on August 7 2023!
Come and discover this course during the free session on Thursday 21 September 2023, from 7:30pm to 9 pm.
Ensemble (10 courses/cycle)
Thursday: 19h30 – 21h00
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€135,00 – €330,00