20th ANNUAL PERCUSSION WORKSHOP International Courses for Composers and Percussion Players

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Dan Yuhas (Israel) Ivo Medek (CZ) Dano Matej(SK) Jeff Beer (D) Tomáš Ondrůšek (CZ-D) Martin Smolka (CZ) VENI Academy (SK) OK Percussion Duo (CZ) and others

Program of the courses:

There will be workshops and seminars given by our regular professors of the younger middle generation who were carefully chosen by the organizers, supplemented with lectures by visiting professors who are being invited for one workshop and seminar. The guests for this year for duration of all courses are the world renowned Israeli composer, the head of the Israel Contemporary Players, professor of composition at the Buchmann-Mehta Music School at the Tel Aviv Dan Yuhas, German percussion player, fine artist and composer Jeff Beer, Slovak composer and improvizer Dano Matej and „his“ VENI Academy, OK Percussion Duo (Martin Opršál and Martin Kleibl) and excellent Czech composer Martin Smolka.

The lecture series will be supplemented with a concert series. The concerts will take place in the concert hall of the Music Centre Urban and are open to the public. Performers will include instructors and participants of the course.

General course outline:

July 3
afternoon - arrival of participants
evening - round table

July 4 – July 8
morning -seminars, group instruction
afternoon - workshops and individual lessons
evening – concerts of lecturers and participants and round tables

July 9
final concert – rehearsals and performance of miniatures composed by the participants in the frame of the courses

July 10
morning - round table
departure of participants