POD KRVAVCEM - SLOVENIA
Currently "on hiatus"
With 23 editions the Beppe Gambetta
International Guitar Workshop continue to hold the ambitious
reputation of being one of the leading European educational events
for acoustic guitar. The goal is
to support a community of music enthusiasts, to help the improvement
of new talents, to put in contact musicians with different culture
and background and to open new horizons to artistic creativity.
Since few years Beppe divides his life between New Jersey and
his native Genova. Good part of his artistic inspiration comes from
the long time on the road, the encounter with other artists and his
extensive researches about different forms of traditional guitar.
Following his vision he opened new ways to the Flatpicking World
with an approach open to music contamination. He experimented new
international repertoires, he composed new melodies, he brought back
to life the work of forgotten popular artists, he used the aesthetic
of acoustic music to give new life to songs that he sings in
different languages. Beppe toured the World solo and with important
partners (Dan Crary, Gene Parsons, David Grisman…) and since 15 years he produces with his wife Federica the Genoese Acoustic
Nights, one of the biggest European shows dedicated to the guitar.
In his 30 years of activity he produced 12 CDs, one DVD and a big
amount of teaching material (books, DVDs, etc.). Beppe likes to
teach his approach and his passion to the new generations and
organizes and participates at workshops on both sides of the Ocean.
Recently he published the “Flatpicking Guitar Treaty” in which he
shows how Flatpicking can have a “transversal” approach that touches
different forms of Roots Music.
International guest teachers in the past:
Steve Kaufman (USA)
Dan Crary (USA)
Tony McManus (Scotland)
Kathy Chiavola (USA)
Mike Dowling (USA)
Chris Newman (UK)
Jack Lawrence (USA)
Doug Cox (Canada)
Tim Williams (Canada - USA)
for Beppe’s Workshop, is a small mountain-hotel in Ambroz pod
Krvavcem, Slovenia, offering wonderful view of the Alps, the
Karawanks, and the cities of Kranj and Ljubljana. The rooms are
simple and they can accomodate 3 to 4 people. An alternative
accommodation with a higher quality can be the
minutes drive from the workshop site) offering Bed & Breakfast
in single, double or family room. People chosing this
accommodation will still have their meals at Hotel Slatnar (the
location is approximately 1080 m high, very close to the
International Slovenian Airport, about 30 km north of Ljubljana
and approximately 45 km south of Klagenfurt (Austria). Shuttles
to and from the Airport can be arranged.
The workshop in Slovenia
is currently "on hiatus".