Seminars 2018 - Indian Classical Music Workshop

Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Αγγελίνη-Χατζηνίκου

Non-Profit Foundation Angelinis-Hadjinikos

Horto Festival - Seminars 2018

Indian Classical Music Workshop


20 - 25 August 2018

A workshop open for Dhrupad singing, bansuri or tabla students, and also for other instrumentalists and percussionists, who wish to approach this style of music. The workshop will cover the most important melodical and rhythmical aspects of indian classical music, as well as, the theory and philosophy behind it. Attention will be given to the correct posture and breathing of the musicians.

As Raga (melodic system) and Tala (rhythmic system) are the two fundamental pillars of the indian classical music system there will be an introduction in Dhrupad singing for all instrumentalists and rhythmical lessons for singers and instrumentalists. Percussionists, as well, will be intoduced to the Tala system and to the rythmical imrovisation concept of indian classical music. Tabla players will be guided how to accompany and to improvise.

The workshop is open to beginners and advanced students as both group classes but also intense individual attention will be given.

The final aim of the workshop is to bring the students at the core of indian classical music and to provide everyone of them with a personalized studiyng program.

For further information about the workshop write to:

Samvad, Virginia & Igino met in 2006 through music and began their musical journey towards India.

In 2010 they graduated together from the Consevatorium "Arrigo Pedrollo" of Vicenzia in "tradizioni musicali extraeuropei ad indirizzo indologico" with the award for most outstanding graduates. They presented their final thesis after extensive research in India interviewing great musicians and musicologists.

In Italy they studied with the great maestro of Indian classical music Gianni Richizzi, They also participated in many workshops with great maestros such as Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Since 2009 they study dhrupad with Gundecha Brothers in Bhopal, training with voice, bansuri and also on their western instruments saxophone and silver flute. Since then they lived at the Dhrupad Sansthan of Bhopal for several months a year.

From 2012 they started performing with their Gurujs the Gundecha Brothers performing in many of the biggest Indian Classical Music festivals of India such as Saptak festival in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru Habba in Bengalore and recently in Sawai Gandharva in Pune, and Doverlane Music Conference in Kolkatta.

They deepen the study of Bansuri with Pandit Rajendra Prasanna and his son Rishab Prasanna in Delhi.

Samvad are active with performing and teaching all over the world , in India, Europe, America, Canada, with their duo Samvad or in different collaborations. For more informations:




20th August ~ First meeting – Introduction ~ 17.00 to 20.00


21st to 24th August ~ Morning classes 09.30 to 12.30

Afternoon classes 17.00 to 20.00


25th August ~ Last meeting – 10.00 to 13.00


Yannis Zannis ~ Tabla

Born in Greece, he got in touch with Indian music in 2000, when he attended his first Tabla lessons from Lefteris Mitropoulos in Athens. Since 2004 he started living in India to continue with his studies on Tabla, in the city of Benares (Varanasi).

He is a disciple of Pt. Kishan Ramdohkar ji, an eminent Tabla-player from Benares, preserver of the legacy of the tabla wizard Pt. Anokhey Lal Mishra. In 2013 Yannis got his Diploma on Tabla from Prayag Sangeet Samiti University (Allahabad- India).

To widen his musical horizons he studied the Tabla repertoire for the Indian classical dance, Kathak, under the guidance of the great dancer and tabla player, Pt. Ravi Shankar Mishra. Moreover, he attended a Drupad Singing workshop from Marianne Svasek, and three masterclass Tabla workshops from the Tabla Master Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra, and the workshop ''Poetry of Rythm” by the Zarb masters Djamjid & Bijan Chemirani.

Since 2018 he started advanced tabla lessons with the great musician and tabla-player Pandit Subhankar Banerjee.

Yannis has performed several Indian classical music concerts in Greece, Belgium, Turkey, Israel and India,asaccompanist and soloist and has written and performed music on tabla for theater and Kathak dance. He spends his time between India and Greece learning, teaching and performing.

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Fee per participant


Registration till 1st July - 250 euro

Registration after 1st July - 290 euro


Registration: In order to participate the workshop an advanced payment of 80 euro has to be transferred to the PayPal account

The money has to be transferred with the option ‘send money to a friend’ under the name ‘donation’ to avoid supplementary costs.

Travel arrangements / accommodation / food

The participants are expected to cover their own cost of travel, accommodation and food.

To get to Horto using public transport, first you get to Volos by bus or train and then catch a bus to Milina or Trikeri, they both make a stop in Horto.

There are several hotels and rooms and apartments to let in Horto which are situated within walking distance of the seminar building. You could share a room with another participant or participants if you wish.  Click here for more information.

There are two mini markets in Horto from which you can obtain some basic goods.  Many of the rooms and apartments have a kitchen that you can use.  There are some very nice tavernas on the sea front.