Upcoming Events

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
29 September 2016 8.30PM
Festival d’Ambronay / Opéra de Lyon
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://festival.ambronay.org/2016/Representation-424/La-Voie-de-la-beaute.html

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
23 November 2016, 8PM
Opéra de Rouen / Chapelle Corneille
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://www.digitick.com/la-voie-de-la-beaute-concert-chapelle-corneille-3t-rouen-23-novembre-2016-css5-operaderouen-pg101-ri3985019.html

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
10 January 2017, 8PM
Théâtre de Cornouaille, France
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://www.theatre-cornouaille.fr/news/81-e-16-17/508-la-voie-de-la-beaute?print=1

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
12 August 2017
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
Cartinthische Festival, Austria
http://www.carinthischersommer.at/en/

Vision of Black Elk for Contralto and 5 instruments (2015)
Arsenal de Metz/Reins Opera. France 24-28 January 2018.
Ensemble Variances and Noa Frenkel
http://www.ensemblevariances.com/fr/projets/8-projets.html

Light into Shadows (2016) and Elif (2003)
3-5 April, 2017
Le Volcan/Le Fitz
Le Havre, France
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Serkan Halili
http://www.levolcan.com/

Light into Shadows (2016) and Elif (2003)
7 April, 2017
Théâtre du Château, Eu, France
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Serkan Halili
http://www.ensemblevariances.com/en/

Invocation-Meditation-Allegro
21 October, 2016, 20.00
Malta, Presidential Palace Cem Önertürk, Hezarfen Ensemble

Invocation-Meditation-Allegro
22 October, 2016 19:30
Malta, St. James Creativity Center, Cem Önertürk, Hezarfen Ensemble
http://www.kreattivita.org/en/event/concert-mediterranean-curve-hezarfen-ensemble/
https://www.facebook.com/TurkEmbValletta/

ERC Beyond East and West Workshops with Turkish Instruments and Hezarfen Ensemble
2-4 November
Istanbul: MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music
Workshops with Turkish makam and Anatolian Folk instruments and voices,
Hezarfen Ensemble

24-27 November 2016 in NRW
North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Platform/Ensemble for Transcultural New Music NRW (Matthias Mainz, project Director)

2 December 2016
Istanbul: MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music
Workshops with Turkish makam instruments
Hezarfen Ensemble, members of Klangforum Wien
In association with Austrian Cultural Forum, Istanbul

28-30 May 2017
Istanbul: MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music
Conference ‘Makam and Beyond’
Workshops with Turkish makam and Anatolian Folk instruments and voices
Hezarfen Ensemble concert of MIAM composers

Autumn 2017
Platform/Ensemble for Transcultural New Music NRW (Matthias Mainz, project Director)
Workshop with Musikhochschule Köln and ICEM, Folkwang Universität Essen. Concerts at Konzertforum Ruhr

Performances 2015-16

19 May 2015
British Council Word and Sound
Bilkent New Music Days, Ankara Turkey
http://www.britishcouncil.org.tr/en/programmes/arts/word-sound-hezarfen
Hezarfen Ensemble
Ariadne’s Thread

21 May 2015
Bilkent New Music Days
Ankara, Turkey
Nodus Ensemble. Cem Önertürk, flute
https://bilkentcomposition.wordpress.com/bilkent-yeni-muzik-gunleri-2015/
Invocation-Meditation-Allegro

22 May 2015
City Sounds Festival
London
http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2015/may/sounds-of-the-bosphorus-today
Neva Özgen and Yelda Özgen
Round Evcara*

1 July 2015, 18.00
Selmer Society (private/conference concert)
Paris, France
Trio Saxiana, Nicholas Prost
New Work for 2 Soprano/alto saxophones and piano*

2 July 2015, 20.30
Saint Maur des Fossés
Auditorium of Conservatoire a Rayonnement Régional
http://www.saint-maur.com/-Conservatoire-
Trio Saxiana, Nicholas Prost
New Work for 2 Soprano/alto saxophones and piano*

4 July 2015 19.30
Great St Merri church
Paris, France
http://www.panoramicearth.com/7081/Paris/Church_Saint-Merri,_Paris
Trio Saxiana, Nicholas Prost
New Work for 2 Soprano/alto saxophones and piano*

10 July 2015 18.00
Koç Üniversity
Late Antiquities and Byzantine Center opening
Istanbul, Turkey
http://sgkm.ku.edu.tr/en
Hezarfen Ensemble
Arias from Say I am You-Mevlâna,
Bosphorus (Sea)-Music (new work)*

20 September 2015 20.00
St. George’s Bristol
New Music Southwest
http://www.nmsw.org.uk
Vincent and Avona*

 *World Premieres
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2016

26-28 February 2016
Bristol New Music Festival
St. George’s, Bristol, UK
http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/bristol-new-music/
Ensemble Variances with Noa Frenkel
Vision of Black Elk

4-7 April 2016
Les Detours de Babel
Grenoble, France
http://www.detoursdebabel.fr/
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Güç Gülle
Elif, New Work*

June 2016
Istanbul Music Festival , Istanbul, Turkey
http://muzik.iksv.org/en
Simon Jones: Libretto, Dramaturgy and Staging
Zeynep Tanbay: Choreography
NohLAB: Video production
Hezarfen Ensemble
Michael Rafferty, cond.
a piece of Total Music Theatre
Deniz Küstü (the Sea-Crossed Fisherman)(World Premiere)*

8-24 July 2016
Malta Arts Festival
http://maltaartsfestival.org/malta-international-arts-festival-2015/
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Güç Gülle
Elif, New Work

October 2016
Le Volcan
Le Havre, France
http://www.levolcan.com/
Ensemble Variances with Neva Özgen and Güç Gülle
Elif, New Work

Turkish performances of this programme tba!

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Past Archive (Major Performances)

14 February 2015
Festival Présences
Maison du Radio France, Paris
http://maisondelaradio.fr/evenement/festival-presences/presences-2015-les-deux-ameriques-7
Ensemble Variances with Noa Frenkel
Vision of Black Elk*

14, 27 January 2014
Nova Chamber Music Series
Salt Lake City, UT
Fry Street Quartet
String Quartet #3

13 December 2013
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Tucson, AZ
Fry Street Quartet
String Quartet #3*

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June 24, 2012
Istanbul Music Festival
Aya Irini, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

Say I am You (2012)  *Turkish premiere
VocaalLAB Nederland
Hezarfen Ensemble
Arnout Lems, bariton (Mevlana)

Ekaterina Levental, mezzosopraan (Melike)
Gunnar Brandt-Sigurdsson, tenor (Shams)
Angela Postweiler, sopraan (ensemble)
Els Mondelaers, mezzosopraan (ensemble)
Fanny Alofs, mezzosopraan (ensemble)
Tiemo Wang, bariton (Veled, ensemble)
Maciej Straburzynski, bass-bariton (Allaudin, ensemble)
Lucas Vis, conductor

June 1, 2012
Rotterdam Operadagen
Las Palmas 2, Rotterdam

Say I am You (2012)  *World premiere
VocaalLAB Nederland
Hezarfen Ensemble
Lucas Vis, conductor

February 8, 2012
University of Bristol
Study in 12ths
Gemini Ensemble
Ian Mitchell, clarinets
Caroline Balding, violin
Huw Watkins, piano

June 17, 2011
Istanbul Music Festival
Santral Istanbul Energy Museum
Kubla Khan (2011)  *world premiere
Hezarfen Ensemble
Christie Finn, soprano Arlene Rolph, mezzo-soprano
Michael Ellison, conductor

April 13, 2011
Elektrostatic Series
Roger Huckle, Richard Barnard, curators

Colston Hall, Bristol
Kubla Khan (preview instrumental version)
Bristol Ensemble
Michael Ellison, conductor

October 2, 2010

Palazzo Robellini – Acqui Terme (AL) Italy
Festival “Omaggio alla musica del mare”

Ariadne’s Thread (2010)
Mediterraneus Project
Duo Arcobaleni, Maurizio Ben Omar, Silvia Belfiore

August 29, 2010
Ancona, Italy
Ariadne’s Thread
Duo Arcobaleni, Maurizio Ben Omar, Silvia Belfiore

August 17, 2010
Klasik Keyifler Festival, Cappadocia, Turkey
Piano Trio (1994)
Hezarfen Ensemble

August 13, 2010
Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli (GE) Italy
Ariadne’s Thread
Duo Arcobaleni, Maurizio Ben Omar, Silvia Belfiore

July 16, 2010
Klasik Keyifler Festival, Cappadocia, Turkey
Agirlama for Ud and String Quartet (2003)
Güç Gülle, Ud

July 7, 2010
La Caprillina, Livorno, Italy
Ariadne’s Thread (2010) *world premiere
Mediterraneus Omaggio alle culture mediterranee
Duo Arcobaleni, Maurizio Ben Omar, Silvia Belfiore

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January 16, 2010
String Quartet #2
Presto, Mistico Andante Movements
Hezarfen Ensemble
Borusan Music House, Istanbul, Turkey

December 26, 2009-February 12, 2010
The Complaints of Istanbul*
Istanbul Complaints Choir
A Contemporary Utopia Management Association (CUMA) Project
Commissioned by ‘Istanbul 2010’
Michael Ellison, conductor

December 28, 2008 (radio)

‘Turkish’ Concerto, K.219, for ney, kemençe, kanun, ud, bendir, cello and orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ali Tüfekçi Ensemble, Gemma Rosefield, cello
NTV Radio, Serhan Bali
Pascal Rophé, conductor

December 15, 2008 (radio)

‘Turkish’ Concerto, K.219, for ney, kemençe, kanun, ud, bendir, cello and orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ali Tüfekçi Ensemble, Gemma Rosefield, cello
BBC Radio 3
Pascal Rophé, conductor

December 13, 2008

Bu Ülke’de Güverçin Dokunmazlar
(In this country they don’t harm pigeons)
Kardeş Türküler
Feryal Öney, Burcu Yıldız, Fehmiye Çelik, Vedat Yıldırım, soloists
Charles Aznavour Cultural Center
Vanatzor, Armenia
Michael Ellison, conductor

December 12, 2008

Bu Ülke’de Güverçin Dokunmazlar
(In this country they don’t harm pigeons)
Kardeş Türküler
Feryal Öney, Burcu Yıldız, Fehmiye Çelik, Vedat Yıldırım, soloists
Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, Opera House
Erivan, Armenia
Michael Ellison, conductor

November 21, 2008, 8PM

‘Turkish’ Concerto, K.219, for ney, kemençe, kanun, ud, bendir, cello and orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ali Tüfekçi Ensemble, Gemma Rosefield, cello
Maida Vale Studios
London, UK
Pascal Rophé, conductor

November 21, 2008, 2PM

‘Turkish’ Concerto, K.219, for ney, kemençe, kanun, ud, bendir, cello and orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ali Tüfekçi Ensemble, Gemma Rosefield, cello
Maida Vale Studios, Schools concert (WP)
London, UK
Pascal Rophé, conductor

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