DESIGNER CREDITS: ARAVIND AGHAZAPPA
Founder | Denis Stern Project
Founder | Vagabundos de lujo
Denis Stern is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso of Western Classical and Jazz music with many projects such as Vagabundos De Lujo, Denis Stern Project and Dunia to his credit. He has performed internationally at distinguished festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Bologna International Festival etc. Dunia is a collaboration between Western Guitar and Indian Bharathanatyam Dance. Denis has travelled widely and studied at the Rimon Jazz School of Tel Aviv, Israel, attending master-classes with legendary musicians such as Philippe Catrine, Al di Meola, Yosi Levy and Pat Metheny.
Denis Stern | Gypsy Jazz Duet
Coffee With Stayzilla: A Conversation With Maestro Denis Stern
1. What inspired you to host a workshop in India?
First I want to share my knowledge with people from another continent and knowing how usually Indian youngsters are so dedicated, I love it even more
2. We understand you travel often on music tours. How has your experience been in India and other places?
I enjoy traveling a lot. India has a huge musical heritage, and at the same time they are very open to other cultures. My music reflects the same: a crossover from Europe to Asia.
3. Which was your favourite music tour?
I enjoyed each for very different reasons.
4. Music or Travel? Which one would you choose and why?
Both. Music is the journey and I’m travelling with music, so I can’t and I don’t want separate the two.
5. Which one would you choose and why?
Tree house | Jungle house | Boat house | Hill top house | Beach house | Tent | Skyscraper
Boat house because it’s always in movement
6. Most memorable holiday stay experience other than a hotel in India
My friends’ homes are always the most exciting and warm places to stay.