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Nikolas Anadolis at Nakas School of Music

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Nikolas Anadolis, jazz improvisation seminar & solo piano live on January 25, 2017 at 11:00at Philippos Nakas Conservatory  - ATHENS 41 Hippocratous str., tel.210 3634000 - participation 15 euros -

Nikolas Anadolis, a Berklee Presidential Scholar hailing from Thessaloniki, started playing piano and improvising at age 4. His father, a professional drummer, encouraged him to pursue music and has been a guiding force in his development. Before arriving at Berklee, Anadolis attended the Music School of Thessaloniki, studied with Margarita Efremidou at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, and took private lessons in jazz piano. In 2004 he won first prize in the Philo Piano Competition in Greece, in 2005, the third prize at the International Conzerteum. In 2010, he won the  international competition jazz piano Martial Solal ( October 2010)  one of the most famous international jazz piano competition .
Anadolis’s primary interests are classical and jazz piano styles, and musical expression and creation.He represented Greece at the 2011 Euro Jazz Festival in Technopolis Athens, with a great performance.

The following topics will be discussed:
- The basis and purpose of improvisation in general.
- The Use of alternative ways on the spontaneous composition of a melody.
- Introduction to jazz counterpoint and hence to jazz harmony and analysis .
- Mechanisms for the best and fastest possible approach to the jazz repertoire.
It will be presented with examples how improvisational thinking can train the ear and how theoretical knowledge can affect sound production. Also how the combination of the two will benefit in clarifying the role of the musician (classical or not) in an ensemble.
The Seminar will be open for all instruments and for composition students. After each topic will follow a workshop on the practical application of the topics. Attendees are asked to bring their musical instruments, if desired


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