Workshops

Zohar Fresco- Percussion

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Zohar Fresco- Percussion

Zohar Izhak Fresco is known as a pioneer of the tof miriam, the ancient frame drum originated in the Middle East more than three thousand years ago. Born in Israel to a family with deep roots in Turkey and as a descendant of Tamburi Izhak Fresco, remarkable, well known Jewish Turkish composer who lived in 18th-19th centuries, Zohar was drawn to music at an early age and revealed a major influence of the music of his origins. Fresco understood the great value and the wide musical range that exists in the tof miriam and dedicated his life to the development of a new fingering technique and a unique musical language by the name MANEGINA. In doing so Fresco created his own drumming style and became a mentor to musicians all over the world who followed him, learned the...

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6th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop 3-7 April, 2017

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6th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop 3-7 April, 2017

April 3-7, 2017 5day/5hrs a day classes: 10am-4pm Class Fee: $485 We are pleased to announce 6th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop in New York City. This year the workshop will offer three classes that will focus on practical use of music theory, intonation, and modal repertoire analysis and interpretation taught by world-renowned master teachers. We are keeping the class fee low thanks to our sponsor and grantors in an effort to keep the workshop accessible to the widest possible audience. You will find a link below with some suggestions about affordable places to stay in the area. The workshop will take place in midtown Manhattan, with the largest concentration of hotels, the hub of public transportation, and easily accessible even from outside of...

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WHERE TO STAY

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In order to help students find accommodation in NYC for the duration of the workshop we have created a list of affordable places that are close to the workshop venue or are on a convenient public transportation distance. Please note that these recommendations are a courtesy based on the location and favorable online reviews and in no way have any connection to our organization. Listed are hostels that often have shared rooms or bathrooms and the most basic amenities. For private room hotels, please look among the many hotels in midtown Manhattan. Travel and hotel websites offer hotel deals if you book early enough, and there are plenty of options through airbnb.com. Groupon was recommended to have good options:...

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5th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop

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5th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop

April 1-5, 2016 5day/5hrs a day classes: 10am-4pm Class Fee: $485 We are pleased to announce 5th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop in New York City. This year the workshop will offer five classes that will focus on practical use of music theory, intonation, and modal repertoire analysis and interpretation taught by world-renowned master teachers. The workshop will take place in 244 54th Street New York, NY 10019 Between Broadway and 8th Ave. Student Recital   Master musicians will offer a concert, Mediterranean Crossings, on Sunday April 3, 2016 at 8:pm at Merkin Concert Hall  – Reception to follow BUY TICKETS   CLASSES OFFERED: Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular Modal Music Composition and Orchestration – Ross...

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Pedram Khavarzamini

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Pedram Khavarzamini

Pedram Khavar Zamini was born in 1975, in Teheran. He learned to play the tombak alongside to tombak masters Kamyar Mohabbat and Bahman Rajabi. After 5 years of study, he began performing in public with Bahman Rajabi, duet for Tombak, and helped to write Rajabi`s second method book for Tombak. In 1999, in collaboration with Hamid Ghambary, he edited a book on collection of works by Amir Nasser Eftetah, one of Iran`s most famous Tombak masters. Pedram has his own percussion tombak group, named “Varashan”. He has also composed and released his first work for group tombak, named “Koutah” with the percussionist Hamid Ghambary, produced in Iran and Europe. He is a member of the music group “Aftab”, and has performed in the music works composed by Reza Fayaz...

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Göksel Baktagir

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Göksel Baktagir

Göksel Baktagir was born in Kırklareli in 1966. He began his musical education at the age of eight, under the supervision of his father Muzaffer Baktagir. he subsequently registered at the ITU State School Of Art For Turkish Music in 1983 and graduated from there in 1988 . A year later, he started his graduate study at the same school. Göksel Baktagir, began composing during his student years at the conservatory and today has a hundred and forty compositions; thirty-five vocal and a hundred and five instrumental art-works to his credit. He has developed a special left hand technique that is unique to him since 1984 along with other techniques in the performance of the Kanun. He is universally recognized as one of the leading artists of our time with regards to...

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