school year 2016/17 (see individual workshop )

Rimska 2b , Ljubljana

for whom?
For all the strings players , especially for students , teachers and those who have finished music school.
The required level of prior knowledge: technical level implementation of 6th grade primary music school.

1. Workshop “SERBIAN MUSIC”, mentor Emilio Castiello (France)
Intensive weekend from 25th to 27th of November (Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 7 p.m. the final concert)

2. Workshop “BULGARIAN MUSIC”, mentor: Sofia Högstadius (Sweden)
Intensive weekend from 3rd to 5th of February (Friday 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 7 p.m. the final concert)

3. Workshop “APPROACH 2CELLOS“, mentor: Luka Šulić
Intensive weekend from 5th to 7th of May (Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m  to 7 p.m., at 7 p.m. the final concert).

4. Workshop “TUNES / VIŽE” (dances of the world and other tunes), mentor: Barja Drnovšek
Every second Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. from September to June, 90 min / 2 weeks

5. Workshop “TANDEM JAZZ IMPROVISATION”, mentor: Bojan Cvetrežnik
2 months 60 min / week, dates by arrangement (jazz improvisation in tandem can be selected for more than a two months period, a maximum of 5). Implementation of this workshop is also possible via Skype.



ENTRY FOR THE WHOLE SEASON: € 450 ( includes 4 or 5 workshops )


Workshop TUNES / VIŽE : € 250 ( € 25 / month )

Workshop APPROACH 2CELLOS : € 200 ( early entry fee until 09/21/2016 – € 150 )

SERBIAN MUSIC workshop : € 150

BULGARIAN MUSIC workshop : € 150

JAZZ IMPROVISATION IN TANDEM: € 150 ( € 75 / month )


by e-mail at: mail.specialcourses@gmail.com

Deadline for full-year enrolment: September 14, 2016
Deadline per workshop: at least 8 days prior to the workshop

Workshops will be implemented only if there is a sufficient number of participants.

The Special Courses are the initiative of Godalkanje.org open source music education in Slovenia. It is a part of the One Music Society activities that are orientated towards sound ecology, equal rights for different music styles and run new economy experiments with music production. Godalkanje courses take place since 2010 with the intention to present as much diversity as possible in order to give string players a lot of opportunities for further investigation.
Each major violin folk movement (Celtic, Scandinavian, Balkan, Slavic, Romanian, Latin, Alp region…) has hundreds of different violin styles inside, even on very small territories. If we add this to hundreds of years of written music in classical music, traditional and contemporary jazz violin, rock and electronic music, it would be extremely difficult to find a better symbol for the European musical diversity than the violin is.
The courses are mostly run by playing ‘all together’ and with a strong intention to perform publicly as soon as possible. This year, two of the five workshops will be held regularly once every two weeks. At each session, a new tune (viža) will be on the agenda. Intermediate workshops will serve as a learning opportunity for improvising on the given tune. A smaller group of participants uses the repertoire of the courses for group playing or performing with their groups outside Special Courses. All fears about how the integration with the new worlds will turn out must immediately be eliminated.