Introduction to the Balkan Fiddle

Day 1 Wednesday 2|03

Balkan phrases for improvisation

*masterclass*

Day 2 Thursday 3|03

Bojan Cvetrežnik

Bojan Cvetrežnik is a performer, educator and composer. He has been a soloist in the Slovenian National Opera and in Cirque du Soleil, a teacher at the Conservatory of Music in Maribor and a mentor for jazz improvisation at the Music Academy of Ljubljana. He’s a founding member of international established band Terrafolk, he also founded the Symbolic Orchestra that stresses the variety of expression in string instrument performance. He cooperates with many bowed string instruments experts in certain music styles from all over the Europe.

Bojan is a passionate teacher and wants to share his expertise with a wide audience. In order to do this, he created Godalkanje, an educational platform for traditional violin and improvised music where his students learn to play violin in a variety of styles at a high level. His life goal is to bring together the best aspects violin playing from the classical, folk and jazz traditions, thereby helping to remove the artificial divisions between them.

photo © Bojan Stepančič