11th Harmonica Masters Workshops
Trossingen, November 02nd - November 06th 2016
Artistic direction & concept: Steve Baker
Organisation: Hohner Conservatory / Michaela Kitzke
The Harmonica Masters Workshops were initiated in 2003 by Steve Baker in cooperation with the town of Trossingen and Hohner Musical Instruments. Now under the direction of the Hohner Conservatory, the no.1 educational event for blues harmonica in Europe opens its doors for the 10th time at the beginnng of November 2015 on the new campus in the heart of Trossingen, the fully renovated site of the former Hohner production facilities.
Dear harmonica lover,
at the time of writing we have already received nearly 80 registrations for the Harmonica Masters Workshops 2016. In some classes, only a limited number of places are still available.
As a valued previous visitor we would be particularly sorry to disappoint you and therefore recommend prompt registration if you wish to participate in this year's workshops,
with best regards
Michaela Kitzke, Hohner Conservatory
Steve Baker, artistic director
Many harmonica players have mastered the basics but still struggle to bring the different aspects into focus in order to play with assurance and precision. In 2016, Steve's class will be aimed at intermediate harmonica players who want to tighten up their technique, broaden their repertoire and boost self confidence. As well as technical studies, we will be looking at melodic playing as one of the essential tools in learning to support a song and will work through some exciting and enjoyable tunes including a number of jugband classics.
The program for the Harmonica Masters Workshops 2016 has now been finalized and our website fully updated. With immediate effect we are accepting registrations for the no.1 educational event for harmonica in Europe and look forward to welcoming you to Trossingen in November.
This year we're very happy to be able to include a class for chromatic harmonica once again. In his youth, Antonio Serrano was the protegé of the great Larry Adler and has since gone on to become one of the world's most highly regarded players. Antonio's course at the Harmonica Masters Workshops 2016 is aimed at players of all levels of ability and stylistic directions and offers the rare opportunity to study with a modern master of the chromonica (language: English).
We will once again be offering a class for beginning and intermediate players under the guidance of former Harmonica World Champion Riedel Diegel. This is aimed at people who have previously participated in Riedel's beginners classes, either at the HMW or in the Conservatory, or who don't feel up to joining one of the Master Workshops (language: German).
This year we have decided to extend the lunch break and strike the first afternoon teaching block from Thursday onwards. The supporting program (factory tour, service workshop, new harmonica museum) has been rescheduled to take place during this time, so that everyone will be able to enjoy it without time pressure.