The International Online Music Academy (iolma) Concert and Opening Party

Join RhineBuzz for a celebration of world class music - 
beginning with a 
mix of baroque, Latin American and classical guitar and 
culminating with a 
vibrant fiesta of jazz and rock classics

April 13 at 7.30pm
and all for free!

I receive all sorts of emails asking for support within the international community, but just recently one project has truly captured my imagination - IOLMA, international online music academy.
Students of the Robert Schumann School of Music, award winning guitarists Mircea Gogoncea, Martin Zimny and Aleksandar Vidojevic presented their project to me one Sunday afternoon and as I left their tiny studio, not only inspired by the idea to share their privileged musical education to students who simply do not have the possibility to experience some of the best teachers in the world, I was also stunned at their dedication and business savvy as they presented the 'how does it work' to me in the studio and their vision for the future and how they would like to see their idea of bespoke online music tuition go global.

Martin Zimny, Mircea Gogoncea and Aleksandar Vidojevic of iolma

Partner in the project is Joachín Clerch, winner of the Echo Prize for Classical Music 2009 - the prestigious German music prize, and professor at the Robert Schumann School of Music. His students constantly rave that he is simply one of the most respected teachers of the classical guitar in the world today and when you consider that his students win the greatest competitions for classical guitar on a regular basis, you know that they are not exaggerating!

“Joaquín Clerch is undoubtedly …
… one of the world’s leading figures, perhaps even the leading figure, among the guitarists of his generation.” (Eliot Fisk)

The International Online Music Academy (IOLMA) Concert and Opening Party

with performances by professor Joaquín Clerch, award winning guitarists Mircea Gogoncea, Martin Zimny, Aleksandar Vidojevic

Entertaining us for the party will be jazz singer and renowned classical performer Luis Regidor, winner of the second place at the Montreaux Jazz Festival 2010, a real showman who also loves to rock!! He will be joined by friends and special guests of the Düsseldorf live music scene.

Can you really miss out on this uniquely diverse evening?

The event will also feature the opening of their crowdfunding campaign designed to raise funds for the development of a realistic system for a better, more extensive music education system for talented students worldwide.

April 13 at 7.30pm


Robert Schumann Hochschule
Fischerstr. 110 
40476 Düsseldorf

Four Farces - English Theatre presented by the English Speakers Circle

We are most fortunate to have the ESC here in the city. Susan Jones and her team at the English Speakers Circle are one of the most well established groups in the city for English speakers. They hold regular events, including presenting first class English theatre from  national and international companies touring Europe.  

On March 22 at 7pm they bring you the European Arts Company who will be performing Four Farces: 'an evening of pure pleasure. Four English one act farces from the 19th Century including two by John Maddison Morton who Kenneth Tynan described as 'better than Feydeau'. You'll see duelling pistols,  mistaken identity, double-crossing, intoxication, cross dressing, romance and a shot in the dark. Played in our usual breathlessly imaginative, inventive style, this promises to be a night of raucous laughter and great fun.'  

'European Arts Company really takes the audience by storm. A surreal performance, witty and hilarious, full of energy, talent and creativity.' - Culture Guide

Tickets, €9.00, available from Susan Jones 0211 31 79 322

Saal 1 
(behind the main station)