Handpan Studio Amsterdam was established by Deniz Kavafoglu and Joris Cohen, two handpan enthusiasts who initially delved into the world of handpan over nine years ago with minimal musical background. Their paths converged through captivating performances on Amsterdam’s museum square, fostering a shared love for the handpan and igniting a musical connection that deepened over time.
As their individual handpan journeys unfolded, the instrument transformed from a mere curiosity into a meaningful hobby, guiding them through remarkable adventures. Having personally experienced the profound impact of playing the handpan, Deniz and Joris are now driven to share its enchanting beauty with the world.
“Handpan Studio Amsterdam strives to guide every player into the world of handpan in the most accessible way possible.”
“At Handpan Studio Amsterdam, our mission is to build a dynamic handpan hub, creating an inclusive space where enthusiasts, regardless of their playing background, can enjoy an accessible, unforgettable, qualitative, and affordable handpan experience. Through expert guidance, we aim to empower every aspiring player to commence their handpan adventure with confidence. For those already immersed in the journey, our commitment extends to fostering comfort and confidence in their playing. Additionally, we strive to build a vibrant community by hosting jam sessions, fostering connections among enthusiasts, and organizing events such as the Dutch Handpan Festival, where the magic of handpan music can be shared and celebrated together.”