Chamber Music Concert with Baglama in Cologne

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Cologne Yunus Emre Enstitüsü organized a concert in collaboration with Germany State Music Institute which brought baglama together with chamber music. 

Students who received baglama training in North Rhine-Westphalia State Music Institute, got the opportunity to present their acquired skills accompanied by their masters. Audience applauded the performance of authentic baglama songs with Western instruments such as violin and cello. Baglama playing techniques were introduced in the concert that ended with the song 'Zahid Bizi Tan Eyleme'  by prominent Bektashi figure Muhyiddin Abdal. Performance was conducted by baglama virtuoso Kemal Dinç, a professor in Mannheim Oriental Music Academy. 

Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Director Dr. Yılmaz Bulut expressed his gladness that baglama which is an ancient folk instrument in Turkey, makes a career in Germany. He pointed out that baglama is accompanied by Western music instruments and stated that this new performance style is becoming popular in Germany, which is a new method of intercultural interaction.

State Music Institute General Secretary Dr. Von Zahn said that they contributed in introducing baglama and making it popular in the state. Leading music experts as Rudi Sodemann, Arnd Sprung, Beate Glombek were in the audience.

Baglama training is offered in some music academies' world music departments with support of Germany State Music Institute. Students receive certificates that document they are baglama virtuosos. Music training is held with support from State Ministry of Education and Culture.