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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 Manhattan.

 

CLASSES OFFERED:

Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular
Oud – Yurdal Tokcan
Kanun – Göksel Baktagir
Modal Music Composition and Orchestration – Ross Daly

 

To register please send payment to Makam New York P.O. Box 250689 New York, NY 10025, or pay through Paypal


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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 secrets of his musical method and adapted his drumming style in their musical work.

With the Turkish compositions in his backbones, the intersection of music from the Middle East appeared to carry multiple of fruits. In his numerous original compositions Zohar Fresco expresses a new Middle Eastern style. He draws his inspiration from musicians originated in Asia, Mediterranean as well as from collaborations with musicians from various cultures.

As an appealing performer, Zohar Fresco’s solo concerts present his original compositions based on vocal and drums the fascinating combination which is considered as the earliest music form.

Fresco is the co-founder of the well known Arabs & Jews ensemble Bustan Abraham and in the last few years he has been part of an international jazz trio with Leszek Mozdzer and Lars Danielsson with whom he toured the world and recorded three albums. Other co-operations include outstanding musicians all over the world.

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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 Manhattan.

 

CLASSES OFFERED:

Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular
Modal Music Composition and Orchestration – Ross Daly
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular

 

To register please send payment to Makam New York P.O. Box 250689 New York, NY 10025, or pay through Paypal


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WHERE TO STAY

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: https://www.groupon.com/travel/new-york-city/hotels

The list is being updated continuously and we value your input and recommendations.

The map shows the workshop venue centrally located in midtown Manhattan. The closest subway stops are: N, Q, R, 1, C, B, D, E.

 

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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 Daly
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular
Oud – Yurdal Tokcan
Kanun – Göksel Baktagir

 

To register please send payment to Makam New York P.O. Box 250689 New York, NY 10025, or pay through Paypal

 


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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 “Dargozar” and “Dar Khane-ye Aftab”. Pedram Khavarzamini has worked with the famous classical Persian musicians Kayhan Kalhor and Moradi . He is one of the most sought after Tombak teachers in Teheran.

In 2002, Pedram performed some concerts in duet with Kayhan Kalhor, in Germany, and with Kayhan Kalhor, George Petrov, Ross Daly for the “ Bowed Instrument Festival”. In 2003 he joined the “ Kayhan Kalhor “ensemble for a tour in the US and Europe, organized by the World Music Institute. After meeting Ross Daly in Germany, Pedram decided to leave Iran and join Ross in Greece. He has recorded “Iris” with and under the direction of Ross Daly. This album is the meeting point of the most popular artists of Persian and Indian music: Pedram Khavar-Zamini, Dhruba Ghosh, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Hamid Khabazi, along with the Greek virtuosos Vasilis Rakopoulos, Kelli Thoma, Giorgis Xylouris. Pedram has also become a member of the “Labyrinth” group, directed by Ross Daly. He meets and plays with very talented Greek musicians such as Stelios Petrakis, Vassilis Stavrakakis, Giorgos Xylouris, Kelly Thoma… and also with some of the most interesting musicians from all over the world, such as Habil Aliev, Mohamad Rahim Khushnawaz, Dariush Talai, Ballake Sissoko, Ellika Frisell, Dhruba Gosh, Khaled and Hossein Arman, Siamak Aghaie,…always finding a way to bring his instrument to every kind of music. He has also recorded Cd`s with great musicians such as Habil Aliev or Mitsos Stavrakakis. In 2003, Ali Akbar Moradi, famous tanbur player, invited Perdram to play with him for the “Mehregan Festival”, in Yazd, Iran.
In 2005, he joined Pejman Hadadi and the “Zarbang” ensemble for a concert in Koln, Germany. Pedram has a unique way of playing the tombak in the sense that he keeps a traditional base whilst adding his own modern patterns, using advanced techniques. In this way he creates active rhythms and new sounds. The first thing that strikes one when he plays is his incredible energy, and it`s also very important for him to use the tombak in different styles of music, a part Iranian music, but always respecting his roots. Pedram has played in some of the most beautiful places in the world such as “Theatre de la Ville” in Paris, “Lincoln Center Hall” in New York, “the Cleveland Museum of Art”, “the Thomas Jefferson Theatre” in Washington, “the Chicago Cultural Center”, and in many different countries like France, Germany, Netherland, Belgium, Italy, Grece, Turkey, Switzerland…
He is considered to be one of the most brillant artists from the new generation of Persian classical music. He will give a Tombak seminar in Crete, Grece, in august 2006.

Discography: Koutah (Seistron Music-2006) , Zikr with Kjetil Selvik (Etnisk Musikklubb – 2004), Iris with Ross Daly (Protasis – 2003), Dar khane aftab with Reza Fayaz (Hozey-e-honari – 2001), Soor-va-soog with Jahan Giri (Khane Honar – 2000), Koutah (Avay-e-doost – 1999), Dar gozar with Reza Fayaz (Kargah-e-mouseghi – 1998)


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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 the traditional performance of the Kanun, having explored extensively all of the possibilities and limits of the instrument, which, although originally an instrument of Turkish music, is also capable of extending into other genres such as New Age and Jazz. In fact Göksel himself has participated in many concerts together with various western Jazz Groups. Apart from occupying a permanent position in the State Turkish Music Group of İstanbul, he also performs in the İstanbul Fasıl Group and İstanbul Sufi Music Group. He participated in “International Rabat Festival”in Morocco as well as at the “Baş Çarşı Festival”in Sarajevo. He has also released 7 CDs of his own works as well as of Turkish traditional material. In the recent years, he has given lectures at the Mimar Sinan University State School of Art and he is currently giving lectures at the Haliç University.

 


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4th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop / April 13-17, 2015

April 13-17, 2015
5day/5hrs a day classes: 10am-4pm
Class Fee: $485
We are pleased to announce Fourth Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop in New York City. This year the workshop will offer six 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 Manhattan.

 

 

CLASSES OFFERED:

Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular
Modal Music Composition and Orchestration – Ross Daly
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular
Oud – Yurdal Tokcan
Kanun – Göksel Baktagir
Tombak & Percussion – Pedram Khavarzamini

To register please send payment to Makam New York P.O. Box 250689 New York, NY 10025, or pay through Paypal


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Third Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop May 2-6 / 2014

May 2-6 / 2014
5day/5hrs a day classes: 10am-4pm
Class Fee: $485
We are pleased to announce Third Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop in New York City. This year the workshop will offer four 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 at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY in Manhattan.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: To apply send us a letter to info@makamnewyork.org describing your music background and a short music sample.

CLASSES OFFERED:

Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular
Composition and Orchestration – Ross Daly
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular
Oud – Yurdal Tokcan

To register please send payment to Makam New York P.O. Box 250689 New York, NY 10025, or pay through Paypal
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Second Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop

5day/5hrs a day classes: 10am-4pm
Class Fee: $485
We are pleased to announce second Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop in New York City. This year the workshop will offer four classes that will focus on practical use of music theory, intonation, and modal repertoire analysis and interpretation taught by world-renowned master teachers.

CLASSES OFFERED:

Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular
Composition and Orchestration – Ross Daly
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular
Oud – Yurdal Tokcan

To register please send payment to Makam New York P.O. Box 250689 New York, NY 10025, or pay through Paypal


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