The history of the Balkan trumpet dates back to 1831 in Serbia, when Prince Miloš Obrenović ordered the creation of a military orchestra in the Dragačevo region. The trumpet subsequently became the instrument of Balkan brass bands, accompanying traditional festivals and events.
This love for the Balkan trumpet led to a small gathering of trumpeters in the town of Guča in 1961. This event has since grown into the largest trumpet festival in the world. The participants – both musicians and spectators – come not only from all over the Balkans but also from all over the world. Virtuoso trumpeters, each representing their own regional traditions, compete for prestigious prizes.
Many Balkan trumpeters are self-taught and play by ear, reflecting the oral tradition of Balkan music. The Balkan trumpet is such a unique art form that Miles Davis said during a visit to the Guča festival, “I never knew you could play trumpet like that!
In this course, you will learn the basic techniques of the balkan trumpet. Music theory is not required!
Seven Kadrievi was born in Macedonia to a family of musicians. He has played the trumpet since he was nine and studied with the famous artist Ali-Efendi Latifov. He was a child prodigy on the trumpet and won several prizes: twice first prize in a competition for Balkan musicians in Bulgaria and twice in Macedonia.
Seven, together with his father Masar Kadrievi, now heads the famous gypsy brass band Kadrievi Orchestra, with which he tours all over Europe. He recently collaborated with early music composer Jordi Savall on Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood (Brussels, 2021). He also directed the project ‘The Balkan All Stars’ (2021), with the legend Ferus Mustafov. In addition, he collaborated several times with the Balkan Trafik festival at the Bozar.
Inscriptions open on August 7 2023!
Come and discover this course during the free session on Thursday 21 September 2023, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Collective course (10 courses/cycle)
Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
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If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€ 165,00 – € 415,00