Silvio Schneider (DE)
To feel modern rhythms and grooves with your body and some percussion instruments is the aim of this workshop. Silvio Schneider uses some cool practices and fun trainings to make the rhythm more physically to you. You will notice it at your instrument!
Silvio Schneider – guitarist, composer, globetrotter – consistently continues his musical journey of the past few years with his solo program „Crossroads”: He mixes smooth bossa-nova with groovy funky rhythms, jazz with pop and other influences from flamenco, classical music, electronic sounds and loops to develop his own unique sound: GROOVY WORLD GUITAR
Since studying “Guitar and Composition” in Dresden/Germany he has focussed intensively on Latin American music. Over the last 20 years he has toured with his projects all over the world total a number of around 2,000. These performances have lead him to countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Russia, Macedonia and Turkey, and to places as far away as USA, Mexico, Canada, down the West African Coast, Lebanon and Japan.Silvio Schneider studied guitar and composition at the University of Music in Dresden between 1986 and 1991. After that he devoted himself mainly to Latin American music. Between 1996 and 1998 he studied composition with Rainer Lischka.
He performs solo or in various projects: LuaMar (CD Azul on the Pelegrina label), Água de Coco (CD Madalena on the Phonector label), KaraSol, Hoelder! or Nassler & Schneider. He traveled with his guitar in Western and Southern Europe, Russia, Turkey and Lebanon, USA, Mexico, Canada, West Africa and Japan. He released several CDs and collaborated as
a guest with Nippy Noya (percussion) or Dominic Miller (guitarist of Sting). In June 2013 he performed solo at the Elbhang festival, several times with Bergitta Victor (singer from Seychelles) at Jazztage Dresden.Silvio Schneider also conducts workshops on Latin American guitar. He organizes the Winter Workshop bythe Sea project every year, works for a music school in the south of France and Italy and publishes his own sheet music with Acoustic Music Books. He is the editor of
the monthly guitar correspondence course. Since 2015, he regularly organizes workshops in his Mallorca Guitar Camp.
Kateřina Jagla (CZ)
Kateřina Jagla studied cello at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno. In her mentoring activities, she focuses mainly on non-professional and professional musicians who are looking for a space to create freely and safely build their self-confidence.
In May 2020, Kateřina Jagla founded the private Facebook group „hey, play!“ for all women who want to improve self-expression and are looking for support for their work. “In sports and in other fields, it is already common today to work with a mental setting. Athletes understand that in order to meet demanding technical conditions (also associated with a high stress load), it is necessary to engage the mind in a different way than just according to the instinct code. Why it’s still ignored in the art world, I don’t know,” she writes on her website. “But the important thing is to know that there are paths and I will gladly walk them with you. Do you want to finally enjoy your hard-earned equipment? Do you want to stop hiding and start fully sharing your joy and originality with your listeners? Thanks to a combination of coaching techniques, the therapeutic method of the Russian Academy of Music and many years of concert experience, I will put together a unique mentoring plan that will help you solve any problem in the musical field.”
Jule Malischke (DE)
Guitarist, singer and composer Julia Malischke (* 1986), performing under the stage name Jule Malischke, was born in the German city of Heidenheim an der Brenz. She started playing the guitar at the age of eight. In the years 1997 to 2004, she regularly placed on the top of the regional and regional competition rounds. At the age of fifteen, she started playing electro-acoustic and electric instruments in addition to classical guitar. She performed with the band Ikarus from the age of seventeen. In 2005, she founded the guitar duo PEP TALK with Willi Geyer, where she began to focus on composition as well as singing. In the years 2005-2012 she studied pedagogy at the University of Augsburg. In parallel, she has been studying music composition at the Leopold-Mozart Center in Augsburg since 2009. She continued her bachelor’s degree in 2013 by studying jazz / rock / pop acoustic guitar at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden in the class of Thomas Fellow. She currently teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden.After successfully completing her studies on classical guitar and her current master’s degree in “Jazz/Rock/Pop Acoustic Guitar World Music” in Dresden, Jule Malischke sings her own songs and accompanies herself on the guitar. In order to build a bridge between the two styles, Jule Malischke increasingly appears under the motto “Classic meets Songwriting” –
an idea that combines pieces of guitar literature by composers such as Dyens, Domeniconi, Lauro etc. with their self-
composed songs (with voice and guitar). Stylistically, their music can be classified in the folk/acoustic pop genre and in
between you can hear one or the other “cover”, which Jule Malischke adds with a very personal note. Above all, her own
pieces range from beautiful, emotional songs that get under your skin to sunny, happy pop sounds that touch the listener
with her extraordinary voice.
Tomáš Ille (CZ)
Acclaimed composer, arranger and guitarist Tomáš Ille studied at the conservatory in Kroměříž and HAMU in Prague. His activity has a broad focus, he composes music intended for concert stages, film, stage and didactic music. In addition, it also devotes to arrangements and instrumentation. His compositions and arrangements are part of the repertoire of many Czech and foreign orchestras and performers (Czech Philharmonic; Berlin Philharmonic; Vienna Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra; Symphonic Czech Radio Orchestra; Pilsen Philharmonic; South Bohemian Philharmonic; Philharmonic Bohuslava Martinů Zlín; Basso virtuosi of the Czech Philharmonic; Czech Philharmonic Quartet; etc.). His works are published by a number of publishers (Bärenreiter Praha; Schott Music; Universal Edition;).
In his new classical guitar school publication, which was just released by Bärenreiter Praha music publishing house,
he focused on teaching from the very beginning to a slightly advanced level. Emphasizes the methodical the clarity
and sequence of individual phases of teaching, follows on from well-known schools (Carulli, Carcassi, Jirmal), but
brings, among other things, a lot of his own guitar etudes and recital pieces uses folk songs as a part of teaching.
More information and audio samples of Ille’s etudes and performance compositions can be found at
Duo Mareli (CZ)
Both Eliška and Martin studied at the Pilsen Conservatory in Ozren Mutak’s class, and since 2016 they have been not only a guitar duo, but also a couple. They played several concerts throughout the Czech Republic and participated in several master classes (for example with Thomas Offermann or Pia Gazarek Offermann). Eliška is currently studying under the guidance of Petr Saidl and Anna Hronová at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Martin has already completed his master’s degree in the class of Petr Saidl and Pavel Steidl also at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. They study chamber music under the guidance of Anna Hronová. Their repertoire includes works by old concert masters as well as contemporary compositions by contemporary composers. Their strength is their highly felt playing, which can convey emotions, joy and excitement through music. They can adapt their repertoire and performance appropriately to the given occasion, have a representative performance and are not afraid to refresh the concert with non-traditional elements, accompanying words or modern repertoire. For them, playing is a joy that reaches each of the listeners through the tones.
Eliška has been playing the guitar since she was 9 years old. She attended the Fryderyk Chopin Elementary Art School in Mariánské Lázně under the direction of Alexander Kotlar. She also graduated from the Pilsen Conservatory in the class of Ozren Mutak and now continues her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Anna Hronová and Petr Saidl. He is also engaged in teaching activities and currently works at Ilji Hurník’s Basic Art School in Prague and at the Conservatory in Teplice. She participated in several international competitions and master classes. In 2018, she received the Plzeňský Orfeus award for extraordinary achievements and representation of the city in the field of classical music.
Martin attended the Basic Art School of Josef Klička in Klatovy in the class of Josef Beran and at the same time took private lessons with Antonín Černý. In 2012, he was admitted to the Pilsen Conservatory in Ozren Mutak’s class. He also successfully completed his master’s studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Pavel Steidl and Petr Saidl. He is currently continuing his doctoral studies. He works as a guitar teacher at the Jan Deyl Conservatory and the International Conservatory in Prague. He also teaches at the Elementary Art School South City in Prague. He cooperates with important ensembles such as the Pilsen Philharmonic, Apollon Quartet, Consortium musicum or the chamber ensemble Barocco semper giovane.