14th Harmonica Masters Workshops, 08 -12 June 2022

 

The 14th Harmonica Masters Workshops were originally planned for November 2020, but had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. A free 3 hour Zoom event with all instructors on October 31st, intended as a gesture of thanks to our regular students, was virtually attended by over 150 people from around the world. Now we are looking ahead and have rescheduled the 14th HMW for June 2022.

Organisational changes and the non-availability of the Trossingen Music School in November made it necessary to find a new date, and the Whitsun school holidays are the only viable time when all facilities are not otherwise in use and there are no competing events. We ask for your understanding for this change and hope that the HMW 2022 will be able to take place under something approaching normal conditions.

Following the withdrawal of the Conservatory, Hohner has kindly taken on the local organisation in addition to providing logistical support and sponsoring. Your contact person for registrations and all other administrative questions is Product Manager Ines Weber. The website is now being updated and we will be accepting registrations as soon as this is complete.

The Harmonica Masters workshops 2022 will introduce several new instructors alongside many of our long time staff. Joe Filisko, Marko Jovanovic and I will again be presenting classes and we are happy to announce three new instructors who promise to provide fresh impulses: the irrepressible Jason Ricci will be joining us for the first time to share his vivid insights into contemporary harmonica, Marcos Coll will be teaching an introduction to diatonic and chromatic harmonica in Latin music, and renowned Hohner Affiliated Customizer and Celtic music virtuoso Joel Andersson will present an introduction to the harmonica in Irish music. As in previous years, Eric Noden will teach acoustic blues guitar and Riedel Diegel is again presenting our beginners class. Due to family obligations, David Barrett will be unable to attend in 2022 as originally planned, but promises to be back in 2023.

 

 

Joel Andersson - The Harmonica in Irish Music
Steve Baker - Accompaniment in Blues, Rock & Country Music
Marcos Coll - An Introduction to the Harmonica in Latin Music
Riedel Diegel - Beginning Blues Harmonica
Joe Filisko - Traditional Blues Harmonica Styles
Marko Jovanovic - Building Blocks of Advanced Harmonica Playing
Eric Noden - Acoustic Blues Guitar
Jason Ricci - Secrets of Contemporary Harmonica


As in 2019, accompaniment at the concerts and sessions will be provided by the LiveWires.

 

Important Notice:

In order to ensure that the Harmonica Masters Workshops can be held safely, all participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination against, or recent (last 6 months) recovery from, a covid 19 infection. Only immunised persons are eligible to take part in the event. The obligation to protect all staff and students makes this necessary and we ask for your understanding for this measure.

 

We will inform you about further details as they become available and look forward to welcoming you to Trossingen in June 2022,

 

very best wishes

 

Steve Baker  -  Festival Director

Ines Weber  -  Event Coordinator

 

Trossingen, July 2021

 

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