Lingua Franca Ensemble

(The Netherlands)

Lingua Franca Ensemble by Giannis Antonas
Lingua Franca Ensemble by Tahir Palali


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.

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