FIDDLERS ON THE MOVE #6.2 - Workshops & Concerts

Jean-Christophe Gairard & Naomi Vercauteren // 'Naomi & De Poel' & 'Ionica Transylvania Project'

On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April you can follow some Fiddlers on the Move workshops and concerts online, streamed live from De Centrale. In mid-February we were still hoping for a “real live version” of FOTM # 6 but unfortunately Corona is not quite done with us yet. It is therefore forced to be a FOTM # 6.2 without live students and audience. So you can only play and listen live from your own living room (or wherever you are) and ask questions via our YouTube chat. Saturday evening you can enjoy 2 beautiful concerts, streamed live from the Turbinezaal of De Centrale.

A Folk Violin Project hosted by Wouter Vandenabeele

Workshop Jean-Christophe Gairard | Transylvanian music from Marseille (2pm)

French violinist Jean-Christophe Gairard first discovered his passion for slavonic music through the work of composers such as Béla Bartók, Henryk Wieniawski or Antonín Dvořák. In addition to violin studies, he has also cooperated in the large-scale project on transcription and conservation of traditional Romanian folk tunes. More than 10 years ago Jean-Christophe travels for the first time to Romania, and stays for four months in Transylvanian Cluj-Napoca, where he meets Tcha Limberger and Marcel Râmba. The numerous human and musical encounters will have a tremendous impact on his musical life. Every year since, he returns to practice and deepen his knowledge of the repertoire from the Transylvanian musical tradition, which is a mixture of Hungarian, Romanian, Jewish, Roma (gipsy) and German influences. He collaborated and performed with numerous significant music groups, such as European Symbolic Orchestra of Ljubljana, Tchayok trio (Russian and gipsy music), Troïka ensemble (Russian music), Big Band Outch Men Orchestra, Clair de Lune formation in Romania, Tzwing quartet.

Workshop Naomi Vercauteren | Folk music from Belgium (4pm)

Naomi Vercauteren is a Belgian violinist who has been active in the folk music scene for over ten years. She currently plays in Liqa '(The Ghent Folk Violin Project), Brisk, Room13 Orchestra and is a freelance baroque violinist. After studying classical violin at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and baroque violin at the Lemmens Institute, she mainly focused on folk and baroque music. She regularly participates in Ethno and has been the artistic director of Ethno Flanders since 2015. Naomi gives violin lessons at the Art Academies of Ghent and Geraardsbergen and is regularly invited for workshops at home and abroad. She has already recorded more than 10 CDs with various groups and has performed all over the world.

Concert 'Naomi & De Poel' (8pm)

Naomi Vercauteren (violin) will perform an anthology of her favorite repertoire, together with Jeroen Knapen (guitar) and Bart Vervaeck (banjo) from the Art Academy De Poel in Ghent. This evening, in a unique line-up, the ensemble plays its own compositions, homegrown traditionals and a bit of Irish music.

Concert Ionica Transylvania Project (9pm)

French fiddle player Jean-Christophe Gairard presents a new version of his Transylvanian repertoire collected between Beica de Jos and Sancraiu in Romania. Inspiring music handed down by his friends and teachers Marcel Râmba and Tcha Limberger and from the repertoire of legends like Alexandru Titrus or Tibi Gheza. He’s accompanied by Simon Sieger on accordion, Zoli Kekenj on double bass and Nicolas Hauzeur on second violin and bratsch.
Concert realized in collaboration with Kopanica vzw.

Jean-Christophe Gairard (violin)
Nicolas Hauzeur (violin and bratsch)
Simon Sieger (accordion)
Zoli Kekenj (double bass)


saturday 17 april 2021

2:00pm Workshop Jean-Christophe Gairard
4:00pm Workshop Naomi Vercauteren

8:00pm Concert 'Naomi & De Poel'
9:00pm Concert 'Ionica Transylvania Project'

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