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This year’s Rialto World Music Festival organizes a residency programme aiming at the development of skills and the enhancement of dialogue among professional musicians. Under the direction of Michalis Cholevas, the residency (18-21.7) will focus on techniques, forms and stylistic elements of the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean region.
On Friday 20th the participants will present improvisations at Lofou Square and on Saturday 21st in the yard of the Community Hostel in Lofou they will present a repertoire of traditional and original compositions.
Michalis Cholevas is a multi-instrumentalist playing the Ney, Yayli tanbour, Tarhu and saz. He studied Classical, Jazz and Eastern Mediterranean Music at music high school of Pallini and the municipal Conservatory of Piraeus, Greece. He has performed and collaborated with several artists including Louisiana Red, Angelo Bandalamenti, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and George Kontrafouris and Project Eleusis. On June 2009 he completed his Master studies (MA in Music Performance) at Rotterdam Concervatory of Music having been awarded the HSP excellency scholarship.
With the cooperation and support of the Lofou Community