Tag Archives: Experience

MUSIC- Cultural Heritage; YOUTH 4 music traditions (21.9.-28.9.2019), Jugendakademie Walberberg PART 1

Our experience from the Erasmus+ program in Bornheim, Germany.

Our group travelled from Greece.

Five young musicians departed in order to meet other groups and share an amazing musical journey. Friendships where built very quickly between people that where strangers beforehand. Musical and cultural knowledge was shared.

Each group organised a cultural night about their countries and everyone learned a lot about each nation’s customs, while also trying out traditional foods and beverages. The coexistence of all those different people, us included, made us realise we have absolutely nothing to separate with the other nations. Learning about the rest of the world is important and beautiful, even more so when you experience each country and/or tradition first hand.

The only downside is the distance that is now between us and the rest of the participants, as we feel like we now have an everlasting bond that we will always treasure.

Our -especially musical- journey is far from over, but it is certainly enhanced after this outstanding week.

Greek participants: Ariadni Bimpisidi. Aris Mastrokalos, Aikaterini Karvountzi, Vasiliki Gerali

MUSIC- Cultural Heritage, 22-29 July 2019, Kryoneri

written by participant from Hungary.

My experience with the international seminar on music, hosted by Filoxenia organisation, supported by Erasmus+ program, in the beautiful, rustic village of Kryoneri in Greece, was beyond all my expectations. It was a week rich in making new international connections, both on professional and private level, and developing my own skills in singing and music theory, as well. The lectures were helpful and inspiring, the afternoon ensembles were real fun and triggered my ability to implement all that I had learnt about music in my life so far, as well as apply the new insights on music, that I had learned during the workshops. The board and accommodation was excellent, too. The kindness and care that the participants were honored to receive by the members of the hosting organization was outstanding. The program was thoroughly prepared and organized, including the community-building day off at the historical sights and beautiful nature of the region. I am grateful to have been part of this initiative and fully support the continuity of the programs like these in future.

Henrietta Szalay, Hungary, 37 y.o.