Ali Osman Erdoğdular is the youngest prodigy of ney master, Omer Erdoğdular. Raised in a family of professional musicians he began learning the ney in his childhood and developed his artistic path under the influence of masters such as Niyazi Sayin and Necdet Yasar. He is already known for his brilliant performances on the ney, especially the most demanding kind, the şah ney. Formally trained as an engineer, Ali Osman Erdoğdular is also a professional calligrapher and one of the rare artists working on the traditional Ottoman plastic arts, carving and engraving precious metals. He taught ney at Labyrinth Musical Workshop in Greece, and appeared in a number of concerts and TV programs on classical Turkish music. Currently he is a neyzen at Turkish Radio Television Istanbul.
ONE GOD MANY VOICES
Sunday December 11 2016 at 7pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St, New York, New York 10023
One God Many Voices project will engage artists performing classical Turkish, Greek Byzantine, Armenian, and Sephardi Jewish music in exploring the aesthetics of their traditions rooted in the Ottoman heritage.
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Ahmet Erdogdular, vocals
Onnik Dinkjian, vocals
Dimos Papatzalakis, vocals
Ömer Erdoğdular, ney
Yurdal Tokcan, ud
Ara Dinkjian, ud
Göksel Baktagir, kanun
Sokratis Sinopoulos, kemence
Murat Aydemir, tanbur
Ali Osman Erdogdular, ney
Makam New York captures the vibrant spirit of musical makam traditions of Greece, Asia Minor, Balkans, and the Levant. Internationally acclaimed musicians explore the timeless beauty in the artistic expression of Turkish, Greece, Sephardic Jewish, and Armenian composers, as well as their own pieces.
Ross Daly, Ahmet Erdoğdular, Yurdal Tokcan and Ömer Erdoğdular captivate their audiences with interpretations of centuries old pieces, their own contemporary compositions, and improvisations on ney, oud, tarhu, Cretan lyra and voice.
These world-renowned masters of makam music are in NYC for the annual 5-day intensive Turkish Music Institute Workshop, taking place at Columbia University, May 2-6, 2014, organized by Makam New York, Inc.
Concert, Makam New York Friday May 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
Buy tickets here: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8350/Music/makam-new-york