Kemenche, Anatolian Ensemble
Sunday, February 18, 2024
6:00 pm EST
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WPAC Instrumental Hall

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Monday, February 19, 2024
2:00 pm EST
WPAC Instrumental Hall

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Neva Özgen Kösoglu, was born in 1977. A graduate of ITU Turkish Music State Conservatory, she completed her Masters and PhD at the ITU Conservatory  She performs as a soloist with Anatolia Ensemble, Montreal Tribal Trio, Atlas Ensemble, Netherlands Blazers Ensemble, En Chordais, Nv/Elect.Voices, Constantinople Ensemble, Ensemble Variances, Hezarfen Ensemble, and with İhsan Özgen, Hugh Marsh, Butch Morris, Shujaat Hussain Khan, Deepak Ram, Peter Murphy, Mich Geber, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Kudsi Erguner, Frangiz Ali-Zade, Cihat Aşkın, Javanshir Guliev, Theo Loevendi, Joel Bons, Michael Ellison and Kamran Ince, amongst others. Since 2009 she has given lectures on Turkish Maqam Music at the Amsterdam Conservatory as part of the Atlas Academy, introducing kemençe to composers, performing their works and helping them to write new music for the instrument.

In 2010, Neva performed a concert and presented lectures about Turkish Maqam Music and kemençe at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her CD Legacy, which was released in September 2001 on Golden Horn Records, is Neva Özgen’s debut album. Her latest album, “In the Footsteps of Rumi” with Constantinople Ensemble was released in 2022. She currently teaches as an Associate Professor at the Istanbul Technical University Conservatory.

Neva’s participation is co-sponsored by the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies, Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series, and Dorothea Green Lecture Series at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs.