Workshop: Turkish Classical Music, with renowned ney master Ömer Erdoğdular

Sat, November 5, 2011 1:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Learn the technique and art of Turkish classical music with the celebrated master "neyzen" from Turkey, Ömer Erdoğdular. The workshop will focus on makam, improvisation and ornamentation techniques for all instruments, including singers. All are welcome.

Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 Regular, $40 Members/Students

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*A small surcharge applies to online tickets. Students and members will be asked to show ID. Payment may also be made at the door - see message below.

IMPORTANT: Please send an email to or call (646) 732-3261 if you are interested in this workshop, whether paying online or at the door.

About Ömer Erdoğdular

Ömer Erdoğdular started studying music while still a child. He was born in Konya and grew up in Istanbul, initially learning ney from his father. In 1965 he began studying with Ümit Gürelman, and soon after started lessons with Niyazi Sayın, which continued for many years. In the following two decades, he participated in many radio and TV programs, orchestras and concerts in a period when ney just began to be rediscovered in Turkey. In 1980 he first appeared in concert with the famous soloist Bekir Sıtkı Sezgin, and from then on played in most of his concerts.

From 1984 to 1987, Ömer Erdoğdular was a neyzen in Nevzat Atlığ's Ministry of Culture Classical Turkish Music Chorus. He made several recordings, among them with Bekir Sıtkı Sezgin, tanburi Necdet Yaşar and kemençevi İhsan Özgen. In 1987 he became a member of the Ministry of Culture's State Classical Turkish Music Ensemble founded by Necdet Yaşar of which he is still an active member. As a soloist, a member of the State Classical Turkish Music Ensemble and also the Necdet Yaşar Ensemble, Ömer Erdoğdular performed around Turkey and in Europe, United States, Japan and the Middle East, participating in various festivals, concerts and recitals.

Erdoğdular devotes a significant amount of his time to teaching, both in Turkey, giving lessons and teaching in workshops, and in seminars abroad, such as the Labyrinth Musical Workshop in Greece, Makamhane in Austria and the Sufi Music Retreat in the United States of America.

Last updated: 2011-11-01 13:10:35

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