17 August 2017
Dardan Blakaj, born on 26th of August, 1998, in Prishtina. I have finished my high school studies in "Ahmet Gashi High school" in the city of Pristina. Since a very young age I have had a passionate drive for the social and arts field, initially as a moderator and journalist in a kids program, later as an actor and recently as a musician and instrumentalist (percussion and guitar). I have started an intensive work with drums three years ago, and this year I have become a part of Mitrovica Rock School which has proven to be a very fulfilling experience, artistically speaking.
16 August 2017
My name is Ruud Borgers
I come from the Netherlands and I started playing in a band when i was 15.
Writing the songs, singing and playing guitar on stage was always my main thing. A lot of shows and some bands later I started to work in studios as a producer/arranger and began coaching bands.
It is never boring for me to coach bands because of the ever changing atmosphere, trying to sculpt the band's energy into songs. The band-coaching has been my job now for more than 2 decades and the last 6 years I work for Rockcity Institute. a school for music talents in my hometown Eindhoven and of course I never stopped performing live.
In 2008 I was asked to help with the first Summer School and was involved ever since. I wanted to be a part of this because Mitrovica Rock School proves the power of music.