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 2020, 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 Francesco Carnevale (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The website is now fully updated and we are accepting registrations with immediate effect.

The Harmonica Masters workshops 2022 will introduce several new faces. Joe Filisko and I will again be presenting classes and we welcome four great 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. A real highlight is our class on the Chromatic Harmonica Style of Stevie Wonder with Tollak Ollestad, top US session musican and finalist in The Voice. 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
Eric Noden - Acoustic Blues Guitar
Tollak Ollestad - The Chromatic Harmonica Style of Stevie Wonder
Jason Ricci - Secrets of Improvisation

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 will be required to conform to the current Covid 19 regulations in force at the time of the event. This will presumably necessitate providing proof of full vaccination against, or recent recovery from, a covid 19 infection, as well as a negative test result. 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 of further developments as details become available and look forward to welcoming you to Trossingen in June 2022,

very best wishes

Steve Baker  -  Festival Director

Trossingen, December 2021

Contact & registration: Francesco Carnevale, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For telephone enquiries, please contact Michael Wanke on +49 7425 20333


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