Letter from Emilia

May 1, 2013



I am so glad that you have found your way here and I am very excited to tell you all you want to know about this course and about this beautiful place on earth called Izola!


My connections with Izola are very personal as it is the town where my mother grew up before she emigrated to Sweden together with my grandparents. This was during the late 50's when a lot of people from Ex-Jugoslavia emigrated.


I spent a great deal of my childhood  in Izola but it wasn't until the age of 23, when I came back for the first time as an adult to Izola, where I really fell in love with the place and all the beautiful people who live there. 

Since then I have been coming back regularly and now I am spending half of my year in this beautiful fishing harbour.  


The idea for doing this course came about a few years ago when I had a concert inside the 'Manzioli Palace'. It's a beautiful room and building and the location is perfect. I have been running workshops for a long time in London and it is something that I really enjoy doing. What i enjoy most about it is that it always brings together such a lovely group of people who all have a passion for music and for learning about/ exploring their voices. I believe that this, together with beautiful surroundings, creates the perfect platform for people to be open and creative in order to gain more confidence and grow as musicians and performers. 


I can't think of a better place than Izola to spend a week exploring your instrument and creativity while also taking the time out to explore this truly beautiful place where you can visit vineyards and caves, go for hikes and boat rides in the sun or just relax in the harbour with a glass of wine while talking to the quirky wonderful locals of Izola. 


I really hope you can join us and if you have any questions then please just email me with the subject line 'Beyond Vocals' and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have!


All the best,








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