Lyre2018 - World Lyre Conference 

Space; Listening - Moving - Exploring  

… is the theme of the 2018 World Lyre Conference taking place in the Netherlands

22-27 July 2018, at the Stichtse Vrije School, Socrateslaan 24, 3707GL Zeist

For those of you still looking for accommodation: We have found another hotel in Bunnik that still has some room left, the shuttle will also drive past this location.
Please make sure to mention that you are from the conference when booking at one of the hotels on our accomodation page!

We are almost done arranging the evening programs.
On monday we will have a lecture by Gerhard Beilharz about the history of the lyre, illustrated by lyre music. There will also be a moment for the lyre builders to introduce themselves and their lyres.
Tuesday there will be an eurythmy performance, "Lunamare" by the Klanglicht-Ensemble, with lyre music.
On wednesday we will play a special piece together composed and conducted by Christian Giersch.
Thursday, the final evening, there will be a public concert with contributions from our lyre colleagues from Brazil and Japan, a duo from Ireland and Iceland and a German duo.

On Monday and Tuesday afternoon, all-round musician and instrument maker Dick Verbeeck ( will work with the Youth Group. The group will start with playing together with different rhythmical instruments (14:00-15:30), after this the workshop will focus on wood carving (16:00-17:30). There might be room for other people to join this activity, so keep your ears open during the conference!

The program of the pedagogical conference is taking shape, there is now a provisional schedule and we have listed some interesting literature we want to take a look at.

We made a convenient poster that has all the most important information on one page. You can download it here. affiche lyre2018vk5.pdf
We would be delighted if you use it to help us promoting Lyre 2018!

We are glad that we have the opportunity to make this great event happen in the Netherlands. Eight enthusiastic lyre players from all over the country have come together to organize the conference.
We are interested in exploring the notion of space around the lyre.

18 years ago the first World Lyre Conference took place.
The year 2018 can thus be seen as a Lunar Node for the Lyre Conferences.
To us this seems enough reason to question aspects of our relationship with the lyre:
“What does the lyre mean to me?”
“What kind of task does the lyre have?”

Space… Listening – Moving – Exploring

Before the big conference there will be a smaller Lyre Pedagogy Conference taking place from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, 20-22 July 2018.

We want to create a colourful space in which work methods and questions can be shared with each other. There will also be a lecture about the seven life processes and their connection to learning and teaching. In this way we want to inspire each other and (hopefully) create new insights for the participants own teaching practices.