Due to the ongoing CoVid19 pandemic and the associated restrictions, almost all KSK Europe live activities have been cancelled. We hope to be able to present workshops and live performances during 2021, but at present, detailed planning is impossible. We will keep you informed via this website, as the situation changes.


KSK Europe

Workshop with Riley Lee and Jim Franklin (cancelled due to the Corona pandemic)

Stuttgart (Germany), 8th-10th May 2020

Due to ongoing restrictions as a result of the current Corona  pandemic, this workshop has been cancelled. A replacement workshop is in the planning for 2021. Please check this site for details.


KSK Europe held its 2018 workshop in Barcelona on 23rd and 24th October 2018, at ESMUC (State Music College of Catalunya). The teachers were Horacio Curti, Jim Franklin and Véronique Piron, with beginners’ classes being led by Ramon Humet. In the main workshop, there were 10 participants, with a further 8 in the beginners’ group. Instruction covered honkyoku at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, contemporary pieces, improvisation , and performing technique.

The event concluded with a concert in the Museum of Musical Instruments, Barcelona, performed by the teachers and two of the senior participants (Nina Haarer and Mike McInerney). Highlights in this concert included trio and duo improvisations (one with live electronics as well as shakuhachi) by Horacio Curti, Jim Franklin and Véronique Piron.

Here are some photos of the event, taken by Marta Torrella:

Older activities:

Jim Franklin & Horacio Curti Shakuhachi Concert, Barcelona, May 2015

Taller del KSK-Europe en España 2015 – Castellano

KSK-Europe Weekend Workshop in Spain 2015 – English

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