Bowing The Strings

International Folk Fiddle Camp

3. – 6. June 2021, Sudhaus Tübingen

A four-day experience — suitable for players of all levels —that might just change your playing forever! 

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Immerse yourself in beautiful music, learn new tunes and different styles and participate in incredible jam sessions that last late into the night…


During these four days you will learn from our international teachers and we will all learn from each other, you will enjoy jam sessions and great evening concerts held by our instructors, and to top it off as our final celebration, everyone will take part in a big concert to celebrate our time together.

The camp is led by experienced international folk musicians and you have the opportunity to dive into the fascinating world of folk music from dusk till dawn.



How it works

In the group, we learn tunes in different styles, which we then perform together in front of an audience on the last day. In smaller special workshops you will learn specific folk techniques on your instrument, such as ornaments, chords, holding a groove and other special tricks to spice up your playing. In these workshops, you also have the opportunity to address individual topics.



Suitable for Beginners and Advanced

The camp is designed so that it is easy to play together at different levels. Both advanced and beginner players (confident mastery of the first position is a prerequisite) can participate and everyone will be encouraged at their own level.



First day:
10:00-12:00 welcoming and getting to know each other, we learn our first tunes,
14:30-16:00 first special workshop for cellos, violinists and violists in small groups
16:00-18:00 we learn more tunes and practice what we have learned in a relaxed atmosphere
20:00 Jam session at the campfire


Second day:
10:00-12:00, we learn more tunes, and are happy about the tunes we learned the day before 🙂
14:30-16:00 Special workshop for cellos, violinists and violists in small groups
16:00-18:00 we learn even more tunes and practice in a relaxed atmosphere what we have learned so far
20:00 Concert Lofoten Cello Duo
22:00 Jam session


Third day:
10:00-12:00, we find exciting arrangements for our tunes and prepare for our concert
14:30-16:00 Special workshop for cellos, violinists and violists in small groups
16:00-18:00 We look back on everything we have learned and practice our arrangements
20:00 Concert Terrafolk Violin Duo
22:00 Jam session


Fourth day:
10:00-12:00, we practice the last details for our concert
14:30-16:30 Soundcheck
18:00 big Fiddle Camp final concert with all participants and mentors


Unsere Mentoren



Bojan Cvetrežnik (violin, viola, Mandolin, Double Bass)

is a performer, educator and composer. He was the solo viola player at the Slovenian National Opera and soloist at Cirque du Soleil (Varekai). He founded many internationally established bands such as Terrafolk (BBC Award) and the Symbolic Orchestra. He worked as a lecturer for classical viola and chamber music at the Conservatory of Music in Maribor and as a mentor for jazz improvisation at the Music Academy in Ljubljana. He founded the educational platform “Godalkanje” and “Special Courses” in order to open a forum for folk violin and improvised music and he conducts many workshops at music schools, festivals and conferences in Slovenia and Europe



Barja Drnovšek  (violin, viola,  Double Bass)

studied classical violin in Klagenfurt, Austria and received her master’s degree at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She plays violin, viola and double bass with Matija Solce & Brina Vogelnik (degree gori!), Kate Young (Kate im Kettle), Bojan Cvetrežnik (Symbolic Orchestra, Terrafolk, Violin Duo) and Ida Meidell (Ida & The Other Bears). She is mentor at the educational platform “Godalkanje” and “Special Courses”.


Håvard Enstad (Cello, piano)

is a Norwegian composer, pianist and cellist.
After graduating from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, he settled in Barcelona, where he spent his last year at the Escola Superior de Mùsica de Catalunya. Håvard Enstad is artistic director and co-founder of the international folk music camp “Ethno Catalunya” and part of the Lofoten Cello Duo. He has made several recordings and tours with the Armenian musicians Vigen Hovsepyan and Harutyun Chkolyan. In 2019 he released his first solo album “Symmetry” as pianist/composer.

Musical Support


Christoph Schönbeck
(Double Bass)


Kathryn Döhner (Violine)


Jonas Leuther (Percussion)


Kieren Alexander (Accordeon)

Who can join the camp?

All string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) aged 12-100 years, who have a good command of the first position and are keen on playing folk music.

We learn by ear. Don’t worry, it’s much easier than you think and a great experience that can change your playing forever!
The teaching language is English mixed with  a little bit of German

If you need help with finding accommodation in Tübingen we are happy to help you in any way we can! Please let us know in the registration form.

Any other questions? Just get in touch with us and we will gladly answer all your questions 🙂

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Sign Up Before April 1st and Save €80. Places are Limited.

Step 2 – To Reserve Your Place, Please Make a Payment

Early bird price €120 €200 (you save €80). If you register before 1 April.

The Fee covers:

  • Participation fees for the camp.
  • Admission to all concerts.
  • Participation in all special workshops

Please pay your participation fee to the following account:

Kathryn Döhner, VR Bank Schwäbisch Hall, IBAN: DE10622901100043827004 Reason for payment: Participation Fiddlecamp “Your Name”.

If you have successfully completed step 1 and step 2 you will receive an email from us and your participation in the camp is secured. 



Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you can do so until May 1st and receive a full refund. After May 1st a refund is no longer possible.