Ugarit (SYR)

Walid Khatba – Violine
Abdalhade Deb – UD & Soloist

Ugarit is an ancient port and Bronze Age trading city in northern Syria. Its people spoke a Semitic language written in a distinctive cuneiform alphabet. Abdalhade Deb & Walid Khatba, both graduate the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus and have been working together very successfully over the past years…

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Hasan Yükselir (TUR)

The soloist and composer Hasan Yükselir lives and works in Berlin and in Istanbul. He completed his musical education at the Gazi University Ankara and subsequently received his M.A. from the Faculty of Language, History and Geography of the University of Ankara. There, he received instruction in composition from Turgut Aldemir and vocal instruction from Sevim Çıdamlı (Soprano). Hasan Yükselir ranks among the exceptional creative musical talents of his country. He composes and adapts traditional Turkish folk songs into both western classical musical forms as well as into jazz idioms and renders them in his classically trained voice. He performed in theatrical plays and musicals, published several CDs and composed film music for the Turkish and German television…

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Giora Feidman Trio (ISR)

The trio with clarinet, guitar and double bass was Feidman’s “classic” cast. In this formation, starting in the United States, he injected decisive impulses into the renaissance of klezmer music and, with his trio, later caused the “Spirit of Klezmer” also to become very popular in Germany. Klezmer songs are much more than simple musical arrangements. Not only the melodies, but also the emotional manner, in which the interpretations emerge are what make this kind of music so unique. The very soul is brought to resonate – from the first through to the last second.

The well-rehearsed musicians fit perfectly to one another as they almost compete against each other, each encouraging the other, supplementing something that the other began, adding points, imitating, counteracting the sequences of the partnering instruments – often with concentrated earnestness and sometimes good for a light-hearted prank. Everyone, who is able to attend, is swept away.
Every concert is one-of-a-kind…

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