ZdZ online masterclass 2023

aCentral Folque organizes four online masterclasses for hurdy-gurdy players in preparation for the 19th annual festival Zona da Zanfona. Encontro Internacional. These workshops will be given by international musicians on specific topics about the zanfona: Ukranian lira with Gordiy Starukh (‘Through the ages, wars and oblivion: what is so special about the Ukrainian hurdy-gurdy tradition?’);  Extended technique with Matthias Loibner (‘Playing and writing “extended” techniques for the hurdy-gurdy’); Balkan & Mediterranean with Efrén López (‘Balkans, Greece, Turkey, East Mediterranean on the HG’) and Brazilian ‘Nordeste’ with Pablo Lerner a workshop on a specific topic of the music from the North East of Brasil (‘Coco, maracatu, baião for rabeca de roda’).

Once a month from March to June, we will meet for direct learning in an intensive two hour session with each teacher for a brief introduction to context and history; explanation of style; proposal of exercises and tunes; questions and live talk.

At the end of each workshop, extra material will be given for further study. Language will be English with regional accents.

The sessions will take place once a month on Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm (Central European Summer Time or UTC +2). *Note the local time will change in most European states on the early hours of the 26rd of March. 12th of March in North Americas.

You will need a decent Internet connection and to have installed the zoom app on your device.


  • Type: online
  • Duration: 2 hours each session
  • Times: 6 pm to 8 pm (CEST)
  • Dates: a Sunday of every month from March to June
  • Software required: zoom app
  • Fee per masterclass: 20€
  • Discount fee all four masterclasses: 70€
  • Registration fee is not reimbursable. But someone else can take your place. You need to make the payment at latest, three days before the workshop (ideally at least a week before in order to receive the material for preparation)
  • Registration: fill in the form at the bottom of this page; you will receive an email confirmation (not immediate, not automatic) with instructions to follow for payment
  • Enquiries: matricula@folque.com

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You will receive an email confirmation (not immediate, not automatic) with instructions to follow for payment


Masterclasses organized by aCentral Folque thanks to support by local and province public institutions:

Concello de Santiago – Deputación Provincial da Coruña

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aCentral Folque, Centro Galego de Música Popular. Galiza, Europe
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