27 July - 1 August | Kato Drys, Cyprus
The workshop’s goal is for the students to gain more ease and technical ability with the instrument by exploring the world of improvisation, and at the same time to expand their knowledge regarding the guitar’s role in an ensemble. During the lessons the students will work on technique, aesthetics, and building a musical vocabulary in all aspects (melody, harmony and rhythm), which will eventually allow them to express themselves with greater freedom. The formation of ensembles among students from other workshops will be highly encouraged as to aim towards team creativity as well as the practice of perception regarding the personal role that each individual has within a larger group.
The workshop is open to guitarists of all levels.
Ermis Michail - Bio
Ermis Michail was born in 1988. He started playing the guitar at the age of 14. In 2008 he was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department) for his Bachelor degree (jazz guitar). He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band. In 2011 he got his Bachelor degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) with honors. In 2012 Ermis Michail won the 1st prize at “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) Scholarship Competition”. In 2014 he got a Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar from the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). In 2016 he released his debut album, "Minor Change", consisting of his original compositions. He is currently teaching jazz guitar at the University of Nicosia while performing in various projects as a leader and a sideman at venues all over Cyprus, Greece, the UK and the Netherlands.