Silkroad and New England Conservatory Announce 2022 World Musician Workshop


Members of the Grammy award-winning Silkroad Ensemble have come along with the college of the New England Conservatory (NEC) to current a World Musician Workshop (GMW). Held between August 8 and August 12, the workshop will see 60 college students from across the globe taking part in free workshops, in addition to jam classes and elective courses.

The workshop might be directed by cellist Mike Block and co-led by pipa participant Wu Man, who obtained an honorary doctorate from the NEC in 2021.

The 60 chosen candidates had been chosen from a pool of 158. They hail from 33 totally different international locations and play 42 totally different devices — and their course charges might be paid in full by Silkroad.

Three nights of the initiative might be devoted to public performances in NEC’s Jordan Corridor. Classical, jazz, people, and conventional genres from everywhere in the world might be represented.

“This might be our first in-person reunion of the GMW neighborhood because the pandemic and we’re so excited to collaborate once more, studying music from each college and contributors over 5 intense days of rehearsals, jamming, and workshops,” stated Mike Block, the Director of the GMW.

“GMW is a one-of-a-kind gathering of globally-minded musical artists from vastly totally different cultures, types, and devices. The week of cross-cultural explorations and collaborations is past the scope of something I’ve skilled anyplace else, and our public performances will give us the chance to share our joyous music stay with the Boston neighborhood for the primary time!”

To study extra concerning the GMW, right here.