TURKEY

FALL 2017

Events

Şirin Pancaroğlu gave a benefit concert under the name of “Woman Composers” with Güzin Değişmez (voice), Bora Uymaz (voice), Mehmet Yalgin (kemenche) and Mete Aslan (oud) at Adahan Hotel Istanbul on 12 March.

Pancaroğlu performed her new project “One Harp a Thousand Worlds” at Buyukcekmece AKM Bedia Muhavvit Concert Hall on 15 March. Her “Çengnağme” project was performed on 27 March in Bandırma, Ziya Taşkent Concert Hall in Sakarya on 29 and 31 March at Bakırköy Cem Karaca Cultural Center in Istanbul. Pancaroğlu’s sufi music project Şimdi Ensemble, “Eternal Love” was performed at the Historical Grandbazaar, Istanbul as a part of the Istanbul Music Festival on 4 June.

Meriç Dönük gave a concert with flutist, Zeynep Keleşoğlu, on 9 March at Koç University, Istanbul.

Çağatay Akyol gave a concert with Bursa State Symphony Orchestra on 16 April in Merinos. He also performed with İzmir State Symphony Orchestra on 14 April at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Cultural Center in İzmir.

Akyol performed at Tourism Expo in Ankara on 31 March. His Arpanatolia project was performed on 11 July at 13th World Harp Congress, Hong Kong.

Bahar Göksu performed with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra on 31 March in Istanbul.

News

A new çeng has been made with the collaboration of harpist Şirin Pancaroğlu and Graham Muir from Ardival Harps in Scotland in March.

Courses

Merve Kocabeyler gave a masterclass 13-17 July in Ören.

Competitions

Şimal Güngor won the Second Prize at the “Jugend Musiziert” Landeswettbewerb in Egypt in March.

Harpists, Z. Bahar Aşçı and Tuana Coşkun won First Prizes and Alara Üst won a Second Prize at the Glowing Harp Competition in Ukraine in February 2017.

SPRING 2017

Events

Şirin Pancaroğlu gave three benefit concerts for the Association for the Art of the Harp and Polio Disease Fund in October through December 2016 in Istanbul.

She made a musical presentation under the name of “the color in music” on 4 February at the Summart Art Center, Istanbul.

Pancaroğlu’s “Cengnagme” project was performed on 26 November with Bora Uymaz (voice), Mete Aslan (oud), Kasif Demiröz (reed flute), and Oray Yay (percussion) in Istanbul and Adana with Bora Uymaz (voice), and Ali Tufekci (reed flute).

Pancaroğlu gave Turkish Traditional Music workshops and masterclasses on pedal harp on 16 – 20 January in Izmir.

Cagatay Akyol performed with Bulent Evcil (flute) at Hekimbasi Yalisi, Istanbul on 6 and 14 November at Goethe Institute, Ankara and 21 November at Hikmet Simsek Art Center, Izmir. He gave two concerts with his ensemble “Arpanatolia” at the Turkish Japanese Foundation, Ankara and at the Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur.

Meric Donuk performed the promotional concert of her first solo album Mahfuz on 8 October at Adahan Hotel in Istanbul.

Gizem Aksoy gave a concert with Sonat Sözeri (flute) at Adnan Saygun Art Center, Izmir in January.

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