World renowned Turkish musician and composer Ömer Faruk Tekbilek will give several concerts on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Yunus Emre Institute.
The concerts will be given in Nicosia (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Belgrade (Serbia), and the famed musician will be accompanied by Turkish musicians Mehmet Bahadır Şener and Murat Tekbilek, Italian musician Federico Ferrandina, Greek musician Ioannis Dimitriadis and Israeli musician Shlomo Deshet. Tekbilek’s management Gate Productions is based in Los Angeles and his soundman Christos Lampropoulos is Greek.
Tekbilek is a virtuoso of the bağlama, ney (reed flute), zurna and Turkish traditional percussion instruments. The first in the series of concerts that he will give to mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute will be held at Golden Tulip Hotel in Nicosia. The concert in Sarajevo will coincide with the opening date of Sarajevo Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center, which was the first center of Yunus Emre Institute to open abroad on October 17, 2009, and will be held at historic Sarajevo Library (Vijecnica). Following the concert, a photography exhibition showcasing the activities undertaken by the Cultural Center for the last 10 years will be open to visitors. The last concert by Tekbilek will be given at Dom Omladina Cultural Center in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
Tekbilek is one of the most unique musicians from our country and in his concerts. he will perform some of his popular compositions such as; Whirling Dervish, Hasret, I Love You and others.