Testimonials Archive - Georgian Polyphony

Craig Schaffer

The work with Malkhaz is intense, in depth and to the point. He exposes the core of Georgian folk music; the Georgian scale, modal harmonization and the rules for improvising. The work demands a considerable amount of personal commitment and preparation outside of class and is deeply rewarding. A master of Georgian chant and folk music, Malkhaz is firmly rooted in his element and transmits his culture with patience and good humor