Fretless Guitar

February 23, 2017
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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February 22, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm
WPAC Concert Hall
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Co-founder of the Microtonal Guitar Duo, Sinan Cem Eroğlu is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, producer, composer, and arranger from Istanbul, Turkey. He plays fretless guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, kaval (traditional Turkish woodwind instrument), and kopuz (traditional Turkish string instrument). He concertized internationally collaborating with other artists and presented lecture recitals and workshops, including in the Berklee College of Music, USA and Codarts World Music Academy, Netherlands.

He presented concerts as part of the “Karawane” project in the European Cultural Capitals in 2010. He taught in the “Folk Music Pedagogy” project in collaboration with the Swedish Musik Gävleborg and Turkish Music State Conservatory. He presented workshops on fretless guitar, traditional Turkish music and kaval in Codarts Worls Music Acedemy in Holland and Orentalische Musikakademie Mannheim in Germany.

Eroğlu collaborated with many other musicians, including Erkan Oğur for the BBC Radio 3 “World Routes,” Mezzo TV “Jazz Mix Festival in Istanbul,” and the 18th Izmir Europe Jazz Festival; and Akin Eldes for the “Hane-i Akustik” in 2011. His first solo CD “Tesadüf” was released in 2012 and the second one “Ocak” in 2014.

Eroğlu founded the first fretless guitar department in the world at the Turkish Music Conservatory of Istanbul Medipol University in 2016. Currently, Sinan works as a producer and composer for various projects and performs with Microtonal Guitar Duo, Mabel Matiz, and Azam Ali (Niyaz).