Erdal Erzincan

Virtuoso on the bağlama (long-necked lute)
Masters of Anatolia
Fri 20 May ’22 20:15 uur
Fri 20 May ’22
20:15 uur
  • Fri 20 May ’22
    20:15 uur
    Small Hall
    Past event

Erdal Erzincan is coming to the Netherlands next season for the final round of the festival 'Masters of Anatolia'! Erdal Erzincan is known in the Anatolian region for his traditional way of singing and his virtuoso playing on the bağlama (the long-necked lute). Among other things, he is known for the Şelpe method. This involves playing the bağlama without a plectrum, similar to "tapping" on the guitar. 

In the past, Erzincan worked with important and leading musicians such as Arif Sağ and made numerous albums. Among other things, he recorded an acclaimed album with Iranian-Kurdish musician Kayhan Kalhor.

Throughout his career, he has remained loyal to the original sound and methods of the Anatolian tradition. His music is characteristic of the craftsmanship of the "aşık" culture, the Anatolian tradition of poets and troubadours. Erzincan's music reflects this ancient tradition in a modern way: he tells the stories of Anatolia and connects the values in those stories with life and the challenges of today. Erzincan is without a doubt a true "Master of Anatolia.

It's not every day you get the chance to listen to a true master from Anatolia. Come and share this unique evening with Erdal Erzincan.

What is Masters of Anatolia?
Masters of Anatolia is the new festival in the form of a series of concert evenings. Together with seven leading Dutch concert halls, spread across the country, we are bringing the rich musical culture of Anatolia to the Netherlands. The festival programs, as the name suggests, the leading master instrumentalists and vocalists who draw their musical inspiration from Anatolian roots.

Masters of Anatolia is an initiative of the Mystical Mediterranean Music Foundation and Mystical Productions in collaboration with seven leading Dutch concert halls. Made possible by BNG Fund, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Den Haag, Gemeente Rotterdam, Gemeente Utrecht, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht.