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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

WINDCRAFT'S STAGE RE-OPENS

2022-2023 

 

Windcraft's stage in the old town of Nicosia is ready to host again acoustic performances of music ensembles that would like to present their work.

Numerous bands and artists from both Cyprus and abroad have performed at Windcraft’s concert venue in Nicosia before, presenting to the Cypriot audience their unique musical projects. Artists from the jazz, ethnic, traditional or classical music scene will have the opportunity to be hosted again at Windcraft from October 2022 to May 2023.

CONDITIONS & TERMS OF COLLABORATION:

- The venue is a concert hall (small raised stage with upright piano and seating arrangement) and has a maximum capacity of 60 people.

- The space is offered to the artists free of charge. Windcraft keeps 30% of the ticket incomes for operative costs and 70% goes to the artists. 

- Windcraft is responsible for promoting the event. The artists provide a short description of their project and good quality photos for communication purposes and are expected to further promote the event through their network. 

- Equipment/backline provided: acoustic upright piano, drums, PA system 4 channels 
- The concerts can take place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the months of Oct. 2022-May 2023.

Artists who are interested to arrange a concert can send their proposals to info@windcraftmusic.com or contact 22-377748.

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Windcraft celebrates its tenth anniversary with concerts, workshops and trips!

Windcraft Music Centre turns ten this year, as it was founded in September 2012 in the centre of Nicosia with the aim of contributing to the teaching and performance of wind instruments in Nicosia and Cyprus in general.

About Windcraft Music Centre 

Coordinated by Elli Michael and with the collaboration of a team of active performers and experienced teachers, Windcraft Music Centre has been offering for the last ten years specialized teaching and support in learning wind instruments through individual lessons, seminars and workshops with Cypriot and international artists as well as practice in wind ensembles. 

Beyond just music lessons

In collaboration with its affiliated non-profit organization Windcraft Loud, the centre also organizes occasional concerts with renowned musicians, as well as the well-established Windcraft Music Fest, which has been held since 2014 in Katydata.

The Windcraft Band which was formed in 2013, offers the opportunity for people who play wind instruments professionally or as amateurs to participate in the group, performing a diverse repertoire ranging from pop, rock, Latin and funk music to the traditional music of Cyprus, the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean.

10 Years Celebrations - What to expect?

Windcraft Music Centre's tenth anniversary celebrations kick off on September 1 with the Windcraft Band's second trip to Berlin for a series of musical performances. From 5 September the music centre will open its doors offering free trial lessons in wind instruments to those interested in starting to learn an instrument.

In addition, from October 2022 until May 2023, Windcraft's concert venue will host regular concerts featuring young artists from Cyprus and abroad who are involved in wind instruments and beyond, while some exciting wind instrument workshops with special partners are planned.

WINDCRAFT MUSIC CENTRE TURNS 10!

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Sent us your enrolment request here.

Join the world of music!

Learn music with the experts at Windcraft

Windcraft Music Centre, the centre for winds in the centre of Nicosia, opens its doors for the new school year on Monday 5th September 2022!
 
We offer the following lessons: 

▪︎Woodwind&Brass

▪︎Winds for kids (woodwind&brass preparation)

▪︎Piano

▪︎Drums

▪︎Djembe drumming classes

▪︎Traditional singing lessons

▪︎Vocal ensemble

▪︎Music theory

▪︎Junior Windcraft Band!


>> Experienced and enthusiastic teachers!
>> Μodern teaching methods and flexibility in the lesson!

>> With passion for music and love for our students!
Information and registrations: 22-377748, info@windcraftmusic.com
Free Demo Classes

Save your spot at 22-377748 or info@windcraftmusic.com

FREE DEMO CLASSES

in September 2022

Join one of our group demo classes and find out the right instrument for your (or your kids)!
>> MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 17:00 <<
AFRICAN DJEMBE CLASS with Agni Sacca
For children 8 years and above and for adults.
>> TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, 17:15 <<
KARATE RECORDER CLASS with Elli Michael
For children 5-8 years old.
>> TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 17:15 <<
pBUZZ with Elli Michael
For children 5-8 years old.
Lessons begin in October.
 
 
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Windcraft Voices

is welcoming new members!


Having started in the fall of 2019 under the guidance of Elena Xyda, Windcraft's vocal workshop has managed to create a beautiful group with multiple goals:
▪︎the creation of a common space of expression through singing
▪︎the cultivation of the voice in the context of a repertoire mainly, but not only, from the musical traditions of our wider region
▪︎the performance of the songs we study through polyphonic arrangements
...and we continue to explore and expand our common space for the 4th year!

Meetings start in October 2022

Information and registrations: 99-356794, 22-377748
 
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pBuzz® for kids!
New class for children 5-8 years old 
 
Discover the joy of music in seconds. Learn to play in minutes. Enjoy for a lifetime.
Young learners now have the chance to join a fun class at Windcraft that will prepare them for later taking up any brass instrument. Join us to learn how to buzz with the pBuzz and gain the fundamental musical knowledge.
Find out more about our Winds for Kids classes here.

 

 

 
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Musician Elli Michael introduces us to the saxophone, in the new educational show of Bobos Family Radio, in which musicians talk to us about music and convey their love for the instruments they play!

WIth the participation of Niovi Tsaggara on baritone saxophone.

 

The podcast was streamed on Saturday 16 January 2021 at Bobos Family Radio:  www.bobosartsfestival.com/family-radio

Listen to it here (in Greek)!

LISTEN: Someone is playing the saxophone

Radio Podcast

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If you are a drummer, a bassist, a brass or a woodwind player...
JOIN THE ​WINDCRAFT BAND!
                                

Since 2013, the Windcraft Band has been filling up the city and village squares with their powerful brass sound. In every show, funky and latin grooves make space to elegant swing pieces, rock sounds to traditional Greek and Balkan tunes.
If you want to share your passion for music with us, jump in!

 

Rehearsals take place regularly every Thursday 7-9p.m.

Call us at 22-377748 for more information.

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WINDCRAFT LOUD AT WOMEX 2018
24-28 October 2018, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Windcraft Loud will be represented at WOMEX 2018 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by Elli Michael and Giorgos Morfitis.

WOMEX is "The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers."
UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity

Acknowledged as the most international hub of all professional music meetings worldwide in general, WOMEX is a networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.bringing together over 2,500 delegates and more than 300 artists from 90 countries altogether every year.

YOUTH AWARDS 2016

by the Youth Board Cyprus & COOP Bank

Windcraft recieved the Youth Award in the category of Culture for organising the Windcraft Music Fest and for its cultural contribution.

 

 

More about the awards and all the winners, here:

http://onek.org.cy/i-nikites-ton-vravion-neoleas-2016/

Windcraft Loud - the NGO

Windcraft gets louder!

The non profit organisation “Windcraft Loud” was established in 2016! Our passion for music (and – it’s not a secret – especially for winds) and our hope to see our society putting aside all kinds of discrimination, is driving us to organise concerts and festivals, seminars and workshops, cultural exchange programmes, research projects and many more.

Windcraft Loud aims on the one hand to promote music performance and creativity in general and especially in the field of wind instruments, and on the other hand to enhance interpersonal relations and foster mutual understanding between social groups of diverse cultural background, through common participation in music groups and other musical activities.

 

To become a member of Windcraft Loud fill in and return this form to us.

WL members will be informed about the organisation's events and activities and will get discount and other benefits to many of them.

The annual membership fee is 10 euro and should be contributed at the beginning of each year.

European Cultural Learning Network

 

The Windcraft Sax Band participated with a short performance at the 4th ECLN partnership meeting hosted in October 2014 in Cyprus by the local partner Hope for Children.  

 

The European Cultural Learning Network (ECLN) is a Leonardo da Vinci project which has been established to explore issues that are relevant to 'CulturaI Learning' practitioners.

 

Learn more about the European Cultural Learning Network here and check a short interview given by Windcraft's director Elli Michael on the activities of the music centre and the significance of ECLN for artists in Cyprus. 

(www.ecln-network.com)