Violin for the beginners
Instructor – Dominika Oczepa.
In order to partake in this workshop one does not need to know any techniques of playing the violin – we start from scratch. All one needs to do is bring their own instrument.
The workshop is for all who watch the village violinists play and ask themselves: “How?”, and who, if they lack the courage to ask, leave the old grandfather’s violin up in the attick. This workshop will solve the riddle of what characterises melodies played by Kajoki violinists and what are the basic principles of this seemingly uncouth music.
We will base this workshop on the music from the vicinity of Przysucha, especially Przystałowice Małe and Gałki Rusinowskie.
Dominika Oczepa – student of cultural studies, who has been learning violin for four years from Jan Kmita, listening to tales of the past world, musicians, weddings and rites. She is particularly interested in how the music functioned in Polish countryside.
She used Jan Kmita’s grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to organise a series of violin workshops for young intrumentalists and disseminate old melodies and Jan Kmita’s unique style of playing. The workshops took place in small villages and big cities alike. She promotes Jan Kmita’s music by running the Facebook profile “Jan Kmita – skrzypek.”
Venue: Centrum Promocji Kultury (Centre of Cutural Promotion), address: Podskarbińska 2
Workshop fees: Each entry is 10 PLN. Tickets are available at the festival information desk in the main lobby of Centrum Promocji Kultury, address: Podskarbińska 2
No enrolment in advance is necessary.