is a Greek multi-instrumentalist playing Ney, Saz, Yayli Tanbur and its descendant, the Tarhu. His path starts in Athens, Greece where he studied Byzantine, Jazz and Eastern Mediterranean music traditions. At the age of 30 he moved to the Netherlands to follow a Master's program in Turkish Music at Rotterdam World Music Academy (Codarts, University for the Arts) where he now works as the Head of Studies. Michalis studied with Ömer Erdoğdular, Kudsi Ergüner and Erdal Erzincan. He has collaborated with several artists including the ensemble of Kudsi Ergüner, the composer Angelo Badalamenti, Apollo Musagette Quartet, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the George Kontrafouris Jazz trio and Louisiana Red. He teaches at Codarts, University for the arts, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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The foyer of the Theater aan het Spui is the beating heart of the festival. At the Saturday Night Wintercafé, writers encounter the public and vice versa. Host and festival guide Francis Broekhuijsen guides your way through the program. Together with his guests he creates an inviting, homey atmosphere.
Of course you can just relax and chat in the Wintercafé over a drink and a bite. Music is provided by multi-instrumentalist Michalis Cholevas and by DJ Socrates. You can meet the writers during their signing sessions at the Van Stockum Bookshop. The Cultural Press Centre reports on the proceedings -- stop by and share your impressions of the festival!
Booksigning sessions at Van Stockum Bookshop:
21.0021.30: Tommy Wieringa
21.4522.15: Dorit Rabinyan & Bas Heijne
22.1522.45: Olga Grjasnowa
23.0023.30: Rodrigo Hasbún & Colson Whitehead
The Poetry Machine by Hague graphic designer Roos Laan can transform your thoughts into a made-to-measure poem. Imagine yourself a true poet via this meeting of man and computer.
The Saturday Night Wintercafé is the place to plan out your evening, either with Francis Broekhuijsen as your guide or all by yourself.