Ron Winkler (Germany)

I started playing music in 1982, trying to play the guitar. Since then I teached myself playing several fretted instruments, like the mandolin, ukulele and banjo.
In the middle of the 1990s i discovered the hurdy-gurdy and in 2000 I became a student of Silke Reichmann de Salas, a wellknown musician in Germany.
This was followed by first compositions for hurdy-gurdy and since 2008 I am teaching the hurdygurdy at weekend-workshops all over Germany and as private teacher of up to 10 students. In 2010 I started to play the nyckelharpa and was participant of the European Nyckelharpa Education at Castle Burg Fürsteneck and I arranged some of my compositions for playing it on this fantastic instrument. Unfortunately I had to stop playing the nyckelharpa for health reasons in 2012, so I found my way back to the hurdy-gurdy and continue my musical doing as a hurdy-gurdy-man. :)

www.drehgeiger.de/

 

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Ron Winkler, hurdy gurdy player, teacher and composer in Germany

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