Morgenland Campus

student & Michel Godard © Liudmila Jeremies
student & Michel Godard © Liudmila Jeremies

The Morgenland Campus will take place from 11th to 16th July 2022 at the renowned Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy and this year is explicitly directed at string players.

This year with Dima Orsho - voice (Syria/ USA), Rony Barrak - percussion (Lebanon), Michel Godard - tuba, serpent (France), Tony Overwater - double bass (Netherlands), Maias Alyamani - violin (Syria/ Qatar), Frederik Köster - trumpet (Germany), Rembrandt Frerichs - piano (Netherlands), Mohamad Najem - clarinet (Palestine/ France),  Kayhan Kalhor - kamancheh, setar (Iran)


Application deadline is July 4 2022.

In cooperation with Stauffer Center for Strings Cremona

It is made possible by the friendly support of the Felicitas and Werner Egerland Foundation

In 2016 the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, in conjunction with the Institute for Music of the University for Applied Science (Hochschule) Osnabrück, started the Morgenland Campus. The one week long workshop offers students from all over the world the opportunity to work together with musicians who are closely connected with the Festival for a week to learn the specific characteristics of Arabian and “Oriental” music.
Ensemble rehearsals, lectures and concerts with outstanding personalities from the international music world offer students a once in a lifetime opportunity to extend their musical horizons.
The main focus of the Morgenland Campus is not just on musical experiences, but also on personal encounters. Participants from previous years have described the Campus as a “life-changing experience”.

Up to 30 students from all over the world can take part in the Morgenland Campus.

Campus participation is free of charge.

Here you can find more informations about this year's teachers.

"Joining forces with Morgenland Festival gives the Stauffer Center the possibility to open a new window on the world, by broadening the spectrum of its artistic and educational activities. With this special collaboration, we are going to promote multicultural and intergenerational dialog, while contributing to the growth of an open participatory and inclusive artistic and social vision," Paolo Petrocelli, the Director General of the Stauffer Center for Strings.

"I am convinced that Morgenland Festival Osnabrück and Stauffer Centre for Strings will offer unique experiences to young students and music lovers. Both Morgenland and Stauffer stand for opening the musical horizon, for musical excellence and music as an important factor in social life of our time. Let our two cities be home of musical bridges, of open-mindness, love and respect,” Michael Dreyer, artistic Director, Morgenland Festival Osnabrueck

Public concerts:

13th July 2022: Morgenland Soloists
14th July 2022: Kayhan Kalhor & Friends
16th July 2022: Morgenland Campus Finale with teachers and students

For further information, please contact Theresa Mattusch:

Morgenland Campus participants:

Morgenland was a life changing experience. It was such a pleasure to work with so many wonderful musicians and learning so much about this music. I would definitely love to do it again and will recommend it to my colleagues!
-Vadim Dmitrijev-

The Morgenland week was such an inspiring time, it was a beautiful opportunity to dive in into another musical world together with people who share the same passion. This week opened new doors for me not only regarding the new style of music but also of what it means to make music together and what an importance it has to inspire each other with new ideas. Through the lectures of the professors and through the possibility to make music with them, my colleagues and I could experience music on a whole new level in a natural way.
-Margherita Kravina-

 The week of Morgenland Campus was one of the most musically inspiring weeks that I have experienced. Filled with laughter and inclusive atmosphere we were learning from each other. It was more of an exchange than one directional practise which made the experience so beautiful. I am so grateful that I could take part in it and in the end jam the new knowledge out with the world known musicians who were teaching us. Beautiful, lifechanging, inspiring. Thank you!
-Tina Burova-