Lübeck, Germany — Classical mandolinist Avi Avital appears in residency July 24-30, 2017 to lead a workshop for mandolinists at the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival.
The idea behind Avital's residency is the creation of a large mandolin orchestra that will perform in one of the festival's most beautiful venues July 30.
The application is open to all levels of players, in three parallel and flexible programs.
Amateur individuals - mandolin, mandola and guitar players who will join one large orchestra. This group will have daily rehearsals, both in sections and with the whole orchestra, lectures and masterclasses, and will of course perform in the final concert. Anyone at the level of playing in a mandolin orchestra (reading music) is welcome!
Mandolin Orchestras - mandolin ensembles are encouraged to attend together as a group. Besides being part of the big orchestra, they will be encouraged to do one smaller concert in Lübeck one of the workshop evenings, featuring their group.
Advanced players - and/or students, whom will receive individual lessons, and who will also have the opportunity to perform in the final concert in a smaller chamber group comprised of players from the advanced level or a solo with the orchestra. They will also take part in the big orchestra.
The festival offers a great deal: classes are for free, accommodation and full board for the whole week are only 215 Euro per person.
Avital will be joined by two other teachers: Shaul Bustan and Steffen Trekel.
Deadline for application is May 1, 2017.