The Hyderabad Western Music Foundation

A platform for musicians and lovers of western music to...

  • Meet, Associate and Interact with each other
  • Perform and Share Their Talent
  • Understand and Appreciate different genres of Western Music and its linkages to other forms of Music

Martin van Hees - Classical Guitar - Concert 18th October at HPS & Workshops 17th at Musee Musical and 19th Oct. at Lamakaan


In 2010 Martin performed on National Radio and in October 2013 he was soloist with The Atheneum Chamber Orchestra performing the legendary Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo.
Martin performed with great success at, amongst others, The Royal Theater and The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He took part in many contemporary music projects such as the prestigious ‘Ligeti Academy’.
According to his teachers at the Royal conservatory Martin his performances are of “…Outstanding musical expression…”
Martin collaborates closely with contemporary composers on such level that composers dedicated their composition to Martin van Hees. Martin received master classes by Roland Dyens, Roberto Aussel and Fabio Zanon. As a teacher Martin has years of experience with motivating young, old, beginner and advanced students.
“The Classical Guitar Project” aims to bring the Western classical music to the Indian audience; within which Martin, parallel to workshops and master classes, is giving a series of concerts in various cities in India.

For more information check out the website:

5th Oct. Music Workshop with Aman Mahajan and Solo-Concert @ Lamakaan


Aman Mahajan has worked with a wide variety of musicians of diverse cultural backgrounds. He is influenced by jazz, folk, classical and electronic music from around the world and deeply inspired by a sense of universal unity and connection. Graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2007, Aman Mahajan (originally from Hyderabad) is now based out of Bangalore where he leads jazz/world ensemble REFUGE and he regularly writes, produces and performs with Mystik Vibes (a cross cultural band) and KAYA (poetry/song with live electronics and improvisation).

HYE - Hyderabad Youth Ensemble & 3rd season


Young musicians:
Welcome to the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble!
Hyderabad Western Music Foundation and Alliance Française are happy to invite you to participate in the 3rd season of the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble.
The ensemble is made up of young musicians from around the twin cities who play string, wind or percussion instruments and aims to give an opportunity to play in a larger ensemble than they may usually have the chance to.
Conductor: Jonathan Hewitt (music coordinator/teacher at International School of Hyderabad).
This 3rd season will consist of rehearsals on a Saturday afternoon from 2.30-4.30pm at Alliance Française, Banjara Hills
Rehearsals: Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov. 1st
Concert: Saturday evening, Nov. 1st
Do youplay a string, wind or brass instrument at the standard of approximately grade 3 Trinity College/ABRSM/LCM etc. or above? Then you are invited to take part. Fluent notation reading is essential. To participate, attendance at a minimum of 4 out of the 5 weeks will be essential. (Free)registrations for this season of the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble will be required by latest Monday Sept. 15th.
Music will be sent out before the first rehearsal for familiarization.
Please contact Aditya at 8008406340 or info@hydmusic.com9912201659 to register for the event or for more information.

Get an impression of the 1st season

Music Course - Vocal and Theory - 6 Saturdays - Starting 13th Sept.

Music Theory & Vocal Course
Western Classical and Contemporary Style
Learn how to approach vocal learning systematically, and how to move towards a healthy singing voice. Get familiar with the basic principles of vocal techniques like breathing, vocalizing and body posture. Add new songs of different genres of music to your repertoire. Acquire a music theoretical background (notation reading, scales, rhythm, chords, interval, ear-training, melody-writing). Opportunity after completion of the course will also be given to join a leading local vocal group. 
Start beginner course: Saturday 13th September from 1-2.30 pm
Plus following 5 Saturdays (course for “everybody” who likes music and singing)
Start for advanced students: Saturday 13th September from 3-4.30pm plus following 5 Saturdays (for singers/musicians with basic music theoretical knowledge)
Venue: Alliance Française, road no. 3, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills
Course-fee: Rs 1800 (9 hours), incl. material. HWMF-members Rs 1600. Registration fee: Rs 200        
Resource person: Joe Koster, music teacher, conductor/accompanist of the Deccan Voices. For registration please contact or 9912201659/ 9849451794


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