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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An amazing evening of Turkish music at the Amir Taz Palace

Al Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) presents an evening of traditional music from Turkey at the Amir Taz Palace on Friday April 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM. The evening will feature the musicians Nedim Nalbantbantoglu (Violin), Nuri Karademirli (Oud), Barbaros Erkose (Clarinet), Ismet Kızıl (Percussion) and Volkan Kirpik (Kanun).

NEDIM NALBANTBANTOGLU was born in 1966 in Kirklareli, Turkey. He studied music at an early age at Mimar Sinan Conservatory and Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris where he studied with Russian violinist Tatyana Affanasiyev, Devy Erlih and Bruno Lhuissiev. After graduation, he joined The National Jazz Orchestra as first violinist for 3 years where he performed with Johnny Griffin and Tooths Thielemans. He is known for his impressive improvisations and talent in mixing between different music genres as Jazz, Classical, Turkish, Balkan, Rock, Blues, Indian. He was invited to perform a special solo recital to Queen Elisabeth and performed numerous solo recitals around the world.

NURI KARADEMIRLI was born in Izmir in 1950. Thanks to the early development of his extraordinary talent on the Oud he was already a recognized virtuoso in Turkey at the age of 16. After a successful concert tour with his ensemble in Germany in 1969 he moved to Berlin where he has been based ever since. He helped to establish national conservatories in Istanbul in 1975 and in Izmir in 1984, and in 1998 he founded the Conservatory of Turkish Music in Berlin. He is a composer and the author of books in a variety of areas, and has published numerous CDs of his own compositions. He is also the recipient of numerous international awards and distinctions. In 2004 he established a workshop specialized in classical Turkish instrument building where apprentices receive an internationally recognized master certificate on completion their training.

BARBAROS ERKÖSE was born in Bursa in 1936 and started playing the clarinet at the age of nine. He comes from a family of musicians of international fame; his father was the oud player for famous Turkish singer Hafiz Burhan. He performed with many famous Turkish singers like Zeki Müren and Nesrin Sipahi and recorded albums with famous jazz players like Anouar Brahem, Craig Harris and Peter Pannke. Barbaros Erköse has released his solo album Atlantic and has released an album with Craig Harris and the Nation of Imagination called Istanbul.

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