Workshops

Derya Turkan

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Derya Turkan

Derya is a leading master of classical Turkish kemenche (classical lyra). His impeccable technique together with his highly poignant improvisations (taksim), and a creative interpretation of complex Turkish classical compositions reveal him to be a passionate storyteller and a sophisticated artist. He grew up in a musical family and his first music lessons were with the well-known Turkish cellist Firat Kiziltug. Türkan graduated from the Instruments Education Department at the Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory, where he studied with Ihsan Özgen, an internationally recognized Turkish musician. He is a musician at the Turkish Radio Television, where he started alongside master musicians such as Alâeddin Yavasça, Bekir Sidki Sezgin, Niyazi Sayin,...

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8th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop

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8th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop

May 2-5, 2019 4day/5hrs a day classes: Thursday: 4pm-9pm Friday: 10am-4pm Saturday: 10am-4pm Sunday: 10am-4pm Class Fee: $400 We are pleased to announce 8th 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, Modal taksim, performance, 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...

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7th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop March 16-20, 2018

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7th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop March 16-20, 2018

March 16-20, 2018 5day/5hrs a day classes: 10am-4pm Class Fee: $485 We are excited to announce 7th 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. 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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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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