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

HWMF- upcoming events and workshops


Saturday 1st November – 6pm @ Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad Youth Ensemble – 3rd season/concert
The concert will include a wide variety of challenging works for orchestra including the music of composers such as Bernstein, Lehar, Prokofiev and John Williams. Come and support these young musicians in what promises to be an exciting and eclectic concert. Entry free.
Friday, 7th November – 7pm @ Park Hyatt
Hyderabad Schools Choral Festival – Final Concert
This event will bring together choral students from the leading schools in Hyderabad as well as schools from outside of the state for 2 days of stimulating workshops and rehearsals culminating in an exciting performance.The event is to be hosted by the International School of Hyderabad in association with the Hyderabad Western Music Foundation. Guest Conductor: Pauline Warjiri (Shillong). Passes available at Park Hyatt on 7th Nov. evening.
Saturday, 8th November – 6.30pm @ St. John’s Church, Secunderabad
Roger Lowther (USA), Pipe Organ & Deccan Voices
Guest Conductor Pauline Warjiri (Shillong). Come and enjoy an evening of famous classical organ compositions (J.S. Bach a.o.) and the sound combination of Choral, Brass & Organ. Entry free. This is a collaboration of Integrated Arts Movement (Bangalore) and HWMF.
Two Jazz-concerts:
Friday, 14th November - 7.30pm at Lamakaan, Banjara Hills (entry Rs. 150)
Saturday, 15th November - 7.00pm at Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet [entry free]
Anandi Gefroh (USA, voice) & Aman Mahajan (piano)
The duo will present their take on a few classic jazz standards, by composers including Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson and Benny Golson.
Performance-workshop conducted by Anandi and Aman.
Saturday, 15th November – 1 to 3pm at Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills.
We will explore improvisation, the essential quality of jazz, by listening, discussing and practicing jazz standards together. Special emphasis on vocal techniques including phrasing, breathing and spontaneity. If you love singing, especially jazz, pop and improvisation and want to get some special insights, do come. This is a workshop/discussion for all musicians (not just vocalists) who would like a further insight into jazz and improvisation. Registration fee: Rs 150. Registration on 15th Nov. at Alliance Francaise or 9912201659 or 9849451794.
Start 6-month-course: Piano Improvisation by Aman Mahajan Sunday, 16th November - 11-1.30pm at Alliance Française, Banjara Hills.
This is a foundation course for self-taught or classically trained pianists interested in learning to improvise.  Pre-requisites: A few years’ experience with the piano. A working knowledge of intervals, major/minor scales and triads is recommended. Register soon: 9912201659 or 9849451794. You are free to register also on 16th Nov. at Alliance Francaise if slots are free. Maximum number of students 12. Course model: monthly 2,5 hours workshops; totally 15 lessons; we meet on weekends.
Thursday, 27th November – 7.30pm at Vidyaranya School, mainhall

GREENWOMAN is a band led by pianist Malcolm Braff, featuring Claire Huguenin (aka Jibcae) on vocals, Björn Meyer on electric bass, Lukas Koenig on drums and Alexandre Gaeng on video.

Registrations are on for Hyderabad Schools Choral Festival - 6th/7th Nov. Rehearsals at ISH - Concert at Park Hyatt


Hyderabad Schools Choral Festival – November 6th & 7th, 2014

International School of Hyderabad and Hyderabad Western Music Foundation are happy to invite students from the age of 10 – 18 years old to take part in an exciting event to be held at the International School of Hyderabad on November 6th and 7th.
The event is a choir workshop and concert with students from a variety of local and interstate schools coming together to perform as a massed choir. Students will have the opportunity to work with a highly regarded guest conductor, learning a selection of songs and performing in a final concert.
To participate, students need to be able to attend the entire programme at the International School of Hyderabad, ICRISAT, Patancheru and the final concert at the Park Hyatt, Banjara Hills.
Thursday 6th Nov: 9.00am – 2.30pm Workshops and rehearsals
Friday 7th Nov: 9.00am – 2.30pm Workshops and rehearsals
Friday 7th Nov: 4.00pm – 8.00pm Park Hyatt (Concert 7.00pm)
Students will learn a variety of western choral songs and singing experience is necessary. Although music reading skills are not essential, they are advantageous.
If you are interested in singing and would like the opportunity to work in a choir with other young singers please send your application (name, age, school, contact details) to before Friday the 18th of October.
600/- Workshop participation fee only
900/- Workshop participation fee plus 2 days lunch and snack and transport from ISH to Park Hyatt only

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

 Hyderabad Western Music Foundation is pleased to announce, as part of the „HWMF-celebrates-5-years-concert-series“ a classical guitar recital

by Dutch guitarist
Martin van Hees
Performing compositions of Bach, Tarrega, Villa Lobos, Satie and more
  at Vidyaranya School
  at HPS
Concert at HPS
Workshop Lamkaan
Public Concerts:

Wednesday, 15th October – 7pm @ Plantation House, 89/90 Ground Floor Annapurna Studios Lane, Road No 2, Banjara Hills 040 42601354   Saturday, 18th October – 7pm @ The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet (opp Taj Vivanta) All are welcome. Entry free.  

Music Workshops:   Friday, 17th October – 6.30 to 8.30pm  @ Yamaha Music Square, Musee Musical (opp old airport, Begumpet).  

Sunday, 19th October – 11 to 1pm @ Lamakaan, Road No. 1, Banj.hills, opp GVK-mall.


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

Concert picture & video of a Jazz Standard (Solar):

Workshop impressions:

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).

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