Lingua Franca Ensemble

Lingua Franca Ensemble


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Line up

  • Giannis Koutis  (oud, guitar, vocals)
  • Michail Cholevas  (tarhu, ney)
  • Michalis Kouloumis  (violin)
  • Ruven Ruppik  (percussion, marimba)


Four acclaimed master musicians - violinist Michalis Kouloumis, tarhu player Michail Cholevas, percussionist Ruven Ruppik and oud player Giannis Koutis – journey through the modal music cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.


Lingua Franca Ensemble