Teachers World Music

The members of our faculty are more than teachers. They’ll be your mentors, your collaborators, and your instant list of more than 500 industry contacts. They are experienced and talented professionals in their field—and bring a thorough knowledge of music to the classroom that comes from a rich professional background in the music industry. They also bring an energy that will inspire you to push your talents and thinking beyond what you thought were the limits. You’ll find yourself transferring their influences to your ensemble rehearsals, performances, recording sessions, and gigs.

Manager World Music
Wessel Coppes

Artistic Director
Leo Vervelde

Paco Pen᷉a (artistic leader), guitar (major)
Ricardo Mendeville (section leader FG), guitar (major), flamenco theory
Alexander Preuss, guitar (major), flamenco theory
Irene Alvarez, flamenco dance
Harriet IJssel-de Schepper, flamenco dance
Carmen Fernandez, flamenco voice
Udo Demandt, cajón

Indian music (IM)
Hariprasad Chaurasia (artistic leader), bansuri (major)
Niti Ranjan Biswas (section leader IM), table (major), Indian music theory, ensembles
Jane Harvey, Indian music history, raga analysis
Henri Tournier, bansuri (major), Indian music theory, ensembles
Marianne Svašek, zang (Dhrupad) (major), Indian music theory
Chiranjib Chakraborty, voice (Khayal) (major)

Latin (LA)
Anna Elis de Jong (section leader LA), piano (major), Brazilian/Latin music theory, ensembles
Thomas Böttcher, piano (major), Brazilian/Latin music theory, ensembles
Abél Marcel Calderón, piano (major), Latin music theory, ensembles
Luis Rabello (piano technique)
Lucas van Merwijk, percussion (major)
Nils Fischer, percussion (major)
Martin Verdonk, percussion (major)
Bart Fermie, percussion (major)
Maxim Zettel, percussion (major)
Udo Demandt, cajón and percussion setup
Juan Camillo, bass (major), ensembles
Breno Viricimo, bass (major)
Jeroen Vierdag, bass (major)
Lilian Vieira, Brazilian voice (major)
Connie de Jong, voice (major)
Kees Gelderblom, Brazilian guitar (major)
Morgana Moreno, flute
Pauliina May, Afro-Caribbean voice

Argentinean tango (AT)
Gustavo Beytelmann, (artistic leader), piano (major), analysis
Leo Vervelde, (section leader AT), bandoneón (major), ensembles, tango music theory
Wim Warman, piano (major), ensembles, tango music theory
Luis Rabello (piano technique)
Micha Molthoff, violin (major)
Ruzana Tsymbalova, violin, ensembles
Kay Sleking, guitar (major), ensembles
Jasper Somsen, double bass (major)

Turkish, Anatolian/Ottoman music (TM)
Kudsi Ergüner (artistic leader Ottoman music), ney (major), ensembles, Ottoman music theory
Zeynel Demir, bağlama and voice
Alper Kekec̨, percussion (major), ensembles, Turkish music theory
Michalis Cholevas, ensembles, Turkish music theory
Michalis Kouloumis, violin (major)
Alexandros Papadimitrakis, ud, lavta (major)
Mutlu Kizilgedik, bağlama (major and subsidiary subject), ensembles
Alexandru Simu (clarinet)
Serhat Aydoğan (didactics)

Muziektheory and solfege
Oscar van Dillen
Wobbe Kuiper
Sam Wamper