National Percussion Workshop Gdańsk – Poland

For three years now I have been performing the function of the Artistic Director of the National Percussion Workshop held by the High School of Music in Gdańsk with participation of the Artistic Education Center from Warsaw. The workshops are addressed to students and teachers of percussion classes from all degree music schools. The workshops consist of open lessons, lectures and seminars, which are held separately for teachers and students. The classes for students are divided into three categories: for the youngest players – beginners, for intermediate students, and for high school graduates preparing for studying the art of playing percussion instruments at academies of music. The workshops are accompanied by concerts given by professors and invited artists, and by an exhibition of percussion instruments together with stands where such instruments and mallets can be bought. Our guests have been, amongst others: prof. John H. Beck – USA, prof. Emmanuel Séjourné – France, dr Julie Hill – USA, dr John Wooton – USA, prof. Anders Åstrand – Sweden, NanaFormosa Percussion Duo – Taiwan, dr Dan Moore – USA, prof. Dmitry Lukiyanov – Russia, prof. Massimo Pastore – Italy, prof. Radosław Szarek – Germany, prof. Boris Estrin – Russia, prof. Dejan Tamše – Slovenia, Francesca i Claudio Santangelo – Italy, Walter Mertens – Netherlands, Luc Goos – Netherlands, prof. Krzysztof Przybyłowicz, dr Jan Freicher, Cezary Konrad, Tomasz Łosowski, Adam Tkaczyk, Piotr Jóźwiak – Poland