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Chilly Gonzales to run free week-long music performance workshop

By | Published on Thursday 28 September 2017

Chilly Gonzales

In what is quite possibly the opportunity of a lifetime, Chilly Gonzales has announced that he will hold a free eight day music performance workshop in Paris next April. Six musicians will be chosen to make the all-expenses-paid trip to what he is calling The Gonservatory.

“Growing up, I had a complex relationship with studying music”, says Gonzales. “I wanted to be inspired and challenged, not ‘taught’. Technical knowledge came quickly, but I struggled to express my feelings in a direct but playful way. I’ve seen so many trained musicians miss out on instinctive musical joy, while those who are self-taught don’t know how to systematically improve their skills”.

“Musicians shouldn’t have to choose between fun and knowledge, it’s a false choice”, he continues. “The Gonzervatory is a place for young musicians to find and strengthen their musical voice, to journey deeper into the emotions and science of their art”.

Places are open to all musicians over the age of eighteen, from anywhere in the world, who write and perform their own material. For more information and to apply, click here. Applications will close on 1 Dec.