Stefan Battige

Workshop: Two Medieval Songs from a Baltic Island

Stefan Battige has studied historical harp at the Early Music Academy in Bremen (Germany) and plays several historical harps (metal-strung clàrsach, medieval harp, Gothic harp, Italian arpa doppia, and modern Celtic harp) with focus on medieval music and Celtic traditional music, ballads, dances and improvisation with many nuances.

At the first NHM 2008 in Lund, Stefan gave a lecture about historical harps and a workshop where he demonstrated historical playing techniques. At the NHM 2014 in Gjøvik and 2017 in Viljandi, Stefan taught harp basics to beginners and wire-strung harp techniques to kannel/kantele players. At the NHM 2017 in Viljandi, Stefan gave also a lecture about Wiczlaw von Rügen, a minnesinger from the Baltic Sea.

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