Who has never dreamed of performing a duet, even if for a few minutes, with a worldwide famous music star? Dreams, sometimes, come true and Cremona Musica International Exhibitions 2017 (from Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st at Cremona Exhibition Centre) will enrich its wide events programme with the workshops “play and improvise with…”: an innovative format enabling participants to actively take part into a music session with great musicians.
“Play with…Gilles Apap”
Saturday, September 30th from 2.30 pm to 4 pm – Amati Conference Room
Gilles Apap is a unique player of the current music scenario: classical violinist and favourite pupil of Yehudi Menuhin, he has always loved moving to different music styles. In this workshop especially dedicated to all string instruments (violin, viola, cello and double bass), Apap will guide participants into a special itinerary through Indian music, bluegrass, Irish music and square dance going through shared performance led by his musical energy.
Born in Algeria from a French family, Gilles Apap started playing the violin at early age. He began his musical studies in France and later moved to the Curtis Institute in California. As solo performer, he played with great orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, San Francisco and Vancouver Symphony, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Russian National Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic. He is the protagonist of three music documentaries by the great film director Bruno Monsaingeon.
Apap will be special guest at the Italian Bluegrass Meeting!
To attend “Play and improvise with…” a registration is needed: here the registration form