An intensive Eastern European music and culture experience for motivated young musicians ages 12-22.


Balkapalooza 2006 students

2006 program

Countries of focus


Advanced students

Sydney Lefevre (violin, voice)
Matt Miller (upright bass)
Eric Ray (accordion, kontra, voice)

Introductory/intermediate students

Abbey Roemer (violin)
Henry Wahl (violin)

Nikolay Gueorguiev with his gadulka on Bulgaria day

Guest area specialists

Bulgaria: Nikolay Gueorguiev
Hungary: Eva Kish
Romania: John Omorean
Serbia: Mark Stillman
Ukraine: Tatiana Riabokin
general: Jim Parker (instrument timbre imitation), Tim Wahl (flutes of Eastern Europe)

Additional experts and resources we'd like to thank for their help

Alex Bryn
Jim Kiehne
Nickolai Kolarov
Anne Lies
Tim O'Keefe
Ruth Palmer, Mark Lynch and the staff at Unity Church Unitarian
St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church
Aleksandra Veriga

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