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Tahir Aydogdu Ensemble

Tahir Aydogdu Ensemble tijdens Winterachten 2005 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Tahir Aydogdu Ensemble tijdens Winterachten 2005 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

Tahir Aydogdu Ensemble is a musical ensemble formed around the string virtuose Tahir Aydogdu. Aydogdu (1959) is able to create a cascade of notes with his kanun (Turkish zither). With his ensemble he brings to life jewels of classical Turkish music. The music they play is extremely varied: from pure classical music, Sufi music, folk music to jazz. Aydogdu has worked for eight years with the Modern Folk Üçlüsü and they have performed in places such as Italy, Pakistan, Malaysia, Russia, China and the United States. Alongside his work as a musician Aydogdu loves to write about music in general and especially about the kanun . He also teaches and since 1997 is head of the Turkish Classical music department of the radio station Ankara State Radio.
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  • Winternachten 2005 – WINTERNACHT 1

    Tahir Aydogdu Ensemble

    Tahir Aydogdu is a virtuose kanun player (a sort of zither). His manner of playing releases a cascade of music. Together with his ensemble he brings to life jewels of Turkish classical music, wich includes a degree of improvisation. Turkish music is infinitely varied and moves from pure classical music, Sufi music, folkmusic to jazz. Tahir Aydogdu is one of Turkey's most loved musicians. His repertoire is drawn from eight centuries of classical Turkish music, but at the same time, with great pleasure and ease he embraces other musical cultures. Each and everyone of his musicians are masters of their instrument. The audience will be transported to Turkey, the meeting point of East and West.