When? January – February 2024

Where? Belgium

Who? Bojan Cvetrežnik & Barja Drnovšek


26. 1. Hiraeth – Ronse, Cc De Ververij
27. 1. Hiraeth – Dilbeek, Cc Westrand
31. 1. Terrafolk Duo feat. Caspar Klos (double bass) –
Brussels, Le Baixu, Mercredi des Balkans (IX)
1. 2. Hiraeth – Brugge, Cc Brugge
2. 2. Hiraeth – Halle, Cc ‘t Vondel
3. 2. Hiraeth – Dendermonde, Cc Belgica
4. 2. Hiraeth – Geel, Cc De Werft
10. 2.: Terrafolk Duo – Herk-de-Stad, bal@herk
11. 2.: Terrafolk Duo – Brussels, Slovenski kulturni center
(Cultural Creative Corner)
12. 2.: workshop concert – Leuven, Irish College
14. 2.: Fiddlebal on the move, Ghent
17. 2.: Masters on the move, Ghent

9. – 10. 2.: Slovenski kulturni center
(Cultural Creative Corner), Brussels
12. 2.: Athenry Music School, Leuven
14. – 15. 2.: Fiddlers on the move, Ghent

When? 14th – 15th of February 2024

Where? Festival Fiddlers on the move, Ghent (Belgium)

Who? Bojan Cvetrežnik & Barja Drnovšek

What? Introduction to folk music for non-folkies

More informations here.


when? Saturday, 23. 12. 2023, 18:00

where? Salon za ENO glasbo, Luize Pesjakove 9, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

An audiophile exhibition of musical journeys will take you into the world of melodies this time. The music will be performed by over 10 members, mostly a violin ensemble of Godalkanje’s friends. Performing common tunes a well as individual tunes, that might influence the repertoire of other players through the Fiddle Gateway database.  It’s not going to be an arranged concert, but the joy of listening is a must.

December 15th – 17th 2023

ONE music society, Luize Pesjakove 9, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)


Instrumental workshops of Serbian Violin (Piroman style) with Darko Piller.

For who?

Friday Hoby workshop is for violin players on basic to middle level (students of last years of Music schools, amateur violin players,…).

Special Courses workshop is for violin players on advanced level (students of music conservatoriums / Academy of Music, violin teachers, professional violin players,…)



Friday, 15. 12.: Hoby workshop*

16.30 – 18.00: workshop easy level

18.30 – 20.00: workshop middle level


Saturday, 16. 12.: Special Courses workshop**

10.00 – 13.30: workshop advanced level

16.00 – 19.00: workshop advanced level


Sunday, 17. 12.: Special Courses workshop**

10.00 – 13.30: workshop advanced level

15.30 – 16.00: stage set up

16.00 – 17.30: workshop advanced level

18.00: final presentation


* Friday Hoby workshop is free for participants of Special Courses workshop (attendance optional, but prefered 🙂

** Participants of Friday Hoby workshop can passively participate in Special Courses for free


Participation fee:

  • Special Courses (3 days): 140 ‎€
  • Friday Hoby workshop: 36 €
  • passive participation: 60 €; 36€ / per day


  • Godalkanje regular student in year 2023/24: 90 ‎€

*Limited amount of bursaries available for those who can not afford the price. Please, write a request to: godalkanje@gmail.com.



Application until December 7th 2023 at: https://forms.gle/JSFwD7Lt5z4ecsbP9



The application is completed upon payment of the registration fee. Please transfer the amount within 7 days of the completion of this survey. You will receive the invoice upon payment. Account number: IBAN SI56 6100 0001 1300 362, SWIFT: HDELSI22, name of the bank: Delavska hranilnica d.d., address: Miklošičeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana.

Purpose: registration fee for Godalkanje Special Courses 2023, name of the participant


More about the Mentor:

Darko Piller (SRB/AU)

Darko Piller, the concertmaster of the orchestra ‘Gardemusik Wien’, will unveil the tradition of a Serbian violin for us. Besides his virtuoso performances of classical music, he holds a rich knowledge of Serbian music culture. Darko Piller grew up in Piroman, renowned for its tradition of violin playing. His origin is in the famous violin family. Grand-grandfather Žikica Piromanac and grandfather Zlatomir Vasić – Boja. As a child, he learned the art of playing Serbian violin at his famous uncle Boban Voz’s terrace. Boban remains a prominent figure in the Serbian traditional violin. During those days, Darko, along with his brother and sister, would play on the famous ‘Knez Mihailov’ street in Belgrade daily. After 8 years of playing on the street, they became famous by winning the Serbian TV show ‘Serbia’s got talent’. Afterwards, Darko and Danijel won many awards at the international competitions; 1st prize (2018), 2nd prize (2017) and 3rd prize (2016) in accordion competition ‘Coupe Mondiale‘ in the category world music among others. In the year 2013, they came to the final of the Austrian TV show ‘ The Great Chance Show Austria’ and in 2017, they became world champions in the competition ‘67 Trophee Mondia’ in Onet le Château in France. Currently based in Vienna, they give concerts with their classical and Serbian traditional repertoire.

In the weekend workshop, we will try to get closer to the sound of Piroman with learning tunes and non-formal performance on Sunday evening.

When? Every Friday from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (from May 21 to July 9, 2021)

Where? Family center “Mala ulica” (Prečna ulica 7, Ljubljana)

What? Live music for all generations


On Fridays, we invite you to unique music events co-created by children and teachers of Godalkanje. Besides violins, we occasionally hear double bass, plucked string instruments, accordion, voice … The tunes from different regions compete with each other, and listeners vote for the winning song. Teams from more than 15 European and American countries will compete whose songs you declare the winners. Sometimes jazz and classical teams also compete. Come, enjoy the acoustic music of violin orchestra, dance, clap or swing to the beat on the swings and vote for the tune you like best! Maybe it will win… Spider Inke will take care of the nice weather – in case of rain, complain to him, while the music will play inside the playroom.

The teams consist of: Namuznjeni Godalkarji, Specialni Godalkarji, Fiddle Gang

Coaches: Bojan Cvetrežnik, Barja Drnovšek

When? 6th of November 2021

Where? Casa della Pace, Rome (Italy)

When? 7th of November 2021

Where? Studio Coni Stella, Rome (Italy)

When? November 27, 2021

Where? Gornja Radgona music school

You can read more about the programme of visiting weekend workshops here:


I named the most serious technique training in a little funny way. I want to make the line between the inspiring informations and usefull trainings at Morning starters and the detailed explanations with all evaluations needed, very clear. I believe that violin technique is a very complex teritory, though I know there are a little things that can be just ‘grabbed’ in front of our nose, if we get a concrete information and if we can put our focus in the right way.
I don’t want to write a book about the violin Tech because the procedures have to remain flexible. When I deal with my students I use the same structured approaches with all students, but I create customize exercises in most cases. There are very good books written out there already. Ivan Galamian, Simon Fischer, Paul Roland contributed some master works to the violin technique teaching. But there are always topics, that are not explained yet. With some disciplines of violin playing, that I specialized in, I can be confident, that I can offer even some secrets, that did’t find a place in those books but are also based on the known knowledge of the great masters. General principles can’t maintain all needs of individual cases.
My way of organizing materials is web based. All the explanations in text are written in the .paper documents by dropbox, which is linked to connected issues and includes multi media materials (PDF for scores, links to audio or video records or external links). We check the understanding of instructions by uploading audio or video home records to the ‘file request’ link where we can comment on the timeline, the specific part of the record. We can tag any external people to invite them to write their comment. Commenting others is the test of understanding objectives.
In the winter semester 2021/22 I will focus mostly on:
the right hand:
-short strokes in different techniques
-funcionality of the right hand fingers
-string crossings basics with an upper arm dexterity
the left hand:
-independence of the fingers
-when changing fingers posture could be helpfull?
-useful warming up exercises


For more informations refere to:

Violin Tech winter semester 2022 (online)

Online instrumental teaching has limitations that teachers face in our daily work. But we will focus on a positive site of the unpleasant situation. Is there anything we can do in this way better? Since December 3rd 2020, we established “Morning Starters” – 30 min Zoom sessions (three times a week from 7.30am to 8am) where string players of different levels practice technique together. It helps us to:

  • organize a daily workflow better after the morning routine;
  • have a better overview of different disciplines of violin techniques;
  • organise our own planning of warming up;
  • be in better condition for playing the instrument;
  • prevent teenage depressions

Each meeting consists of two disciplines – usually one with an emphasis on the left and one on the right hand. Sometimeswe leave the leading of the exercises to one participant, so students also get the possibility to lead the exercise on their own and to compare themselves with the others.

The second winter semester 2022 will happen from November 30th 2021 to February 17th 2022. We will alternate ‘Morning Starters’ every week with “Main Dishes”, deeper explanations from chapters of the violin technique with provided materials for the methodology.

For more information refere to:

Violin Tech winter semester 2022 (online)