Gülçin Yahya KAÇAR ( Ud )
Murat CAN ( Kanun )
Selçuk ÖZTÜRK ( Klarnet, Bağlama )
Vasfi HATİPOĞLU ( Keman )
Mehmet GÖNÜL ( Bendir, Daire )
Prof.Dr. Gülçin YAHYA KAÇAR
Ud (Lutist), Compositor, Academician. Graduated from Gazi Univercitiy Music Education Department. in 1988. Assistant Professor in 2002 and the Professor title in year 2004. Intensified her academic studies in the direction of devising and utilizing methodical and systematic approach to teaching ud. To this end, published the following eight books; Ud Metod, Ud Exercises, Yorgo Bacanos’un Ud Taksîmleri (Yorgo Bacanos’s Ud Improvisations), Türk Müziği Çocuk Şarkıları(Turkish Music Chıldren Songs), Türk Mûsikîsi Rehberi (Turkish Music Guide), Türk Mûsikîsi Üzerine Görüşler ( Analiz ve Yorumlar), Gülzâr-ı Mûsikî (Tras: Prof. Dr. Gülçin Yahya Kaçar), Klâsik Türk Mûsikîsi Güftelerinde Osmanlıca Kelime ve Terkîbler. Attended and participated in national and international festivals and activities. Received invitations to radio and television programs. Performed recitals and gave lectures. Participated in Workshops. Represented Turkey outside of Turkey, such as , Morocco, Rabat; Bahreyn, Sweden, Syria, Damascus, Makedonia, Kosova, Korean, Azerbaijan, Belgium. Gülçin YAHYA KAÇAR with a large repertoire performs works from a variety of composers from different periods in her recitals. She was the first ud artist to perform Mozart’s piano concerto along with a symphony orchestra. In addition, she is involved in composition to develop Turkish Instrumental Music. Received two separate awards for the Muhayyer Sünbüle Karabatak Peşrevi and Hisar Medhal works’ at a compozition contest organized by the Ministry of Culture in 2005. She has three published CDs; The one named World Music Collection ( Dünya Müzikleri Koleksiyonu) in 1990 in France, the one named Works of Cinuçen Tanrıkorur (Cinuçen Tanrıkorur Eserleri )in 2000 and the last one My Dreams (Hayallerim) in 2002. In 2013, Buhûrizâde Mustafa Itrî was the General Art Director and Oud executive of Abdülkâdir-i Merâgi CDs in 2014. She was established Gazi University Turkish Music State conservatory in 2010. Gülçin YAHYA KAÇAR, who director in Gazi University Turkish Music State Conservatory (2010-2016) .She compositions has 212 pieces.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet GONUL
He was born in 1973 in Konya.
He completed his primary and high school education in Konya.
He graduated with a degree from The part of Music Education that the Faculty of Education of Selcuk Univerity.
Between 1998 and 2011, He served as teaching staff at Turkish Religious Music Department of the Faculty of Theology in S. U.
In 2004, He completed S.Ü. In the Institute of Social Sciences, in consultation of Prof. Dr. Fevzi GUNUC completed his graduate.
In 2010, He completed S.Ü. In the Institute of Educational Sciences, in consultation of Prof. Dr. Gülçin YAHYA KACAR completed his Ph.D.
Between the years 1997-2010, he participated in many international festivals and concerts in Turkey and abroad, as an art director with oud, tanbur, rhythm instrument and voice.
In addition, He Joined many festivals and concert programs both at home and abroad with Prof. Dr. Gülçin YAHYA KACAR’s artistic direction.
As of 05.09.2011, he was appointed as a lecturer of Gazi University, Turkish Music Conservatory, Department of Instrument Education (Ud).
Currently, he is a lecturer at the Gazi University, Turkish Music Conservatory, Instrument Education Department and continues his lectures and counseling at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels.
Assoc. Prof. Vasfi HATİPOĞLU
Vasfi Hatipoğlu was born in Bulgaria in 1984. He completed his primary and elementary education in Corlu. He graduated from Edirne High School of Fine Arts in 2002 having passed the school’s proficiency exam. During this time, he practiced classical western music in the area of violin training with Prof. Ayhan TURAN, Assoc. Prof. Zuhra MANSUROVA and Assist. Prof. Teyfik ASLANOV. After passing the proficiency exam of the Music Education Programme in the Department of Fine Arts Education at Bursa Uludag University in 2002, he graduated as the best student of the department in 2006. During this period he intensified his works on Turkish Classical Music and performed with prominent musicians such as Baki Kemancı and Demir Karabaş. He began studying for a master’s degree in the in 2006 and graduated in 2009. He continued his works on Turkish Classical Music by performing with Halil Karaduman and Emrullah Şengüller. Vasfi Hatipoglu began studying for a doctoral degree in 2009. He is continuing to work on performance analysis and music performance methods in the area of Turkish Classical Music under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gülçin Yahya Kaçar. He attended the albüm works entitled “Yûnus Okur Diller İle…” and “Abdülkâdir Merâgî Besteleri” as a violin artist. He gave veriosu violin recitals consisting of the instrumental works of “Refik Fersan” “Sirtolar ve Longalar”, “Tanburi Cemil Bey Saz Eserleri” at Uludağ University. His book entitled “Beylik Aranağme ve Çeşitlemeleriyle Türk Müziği Keman Alıştırmaları” was published in the year of 2017. In 2013, he was appointed as an assistant professor doctor to the Instrument Education Department (violin) of Turkish Music State Conservatory at Gazi University.
Selçuk ÖZTÜRK (Ph. D.)
He was born in Soma in 1985. After completing his primary, middle and high school education, he won the Uludağ University Music Education Department in 2003. During his education, he worked clarinet with Bursa Symphony Orchestra Artist Aylin Ensoy. During his student days, he undertook the chief of the Turkish Folk Music Choir of Bursa Yıldırım Municipality. One year after completing his undergraduate education in 2007, he completed military service in Ankara Harmony Military Command. He worked as an instructor in Trakya University Music Education Department during 2009-2010 academic year. In 2010, he obtained his master's degree in Atatürk University Social Sciences Institute Musicology Department. Then, in 2012, Gazi University Institute of Fine Arts Turkish Music Department started his doctoral studies in Professor. Dr. Gülçin Yahya Kaçar and obtained Ph. D. degree in 2016. He worked as a research assistant in the Department of Music Education at Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University between 2010-2012. As of 2012, he continues to work as a lecturer at Gazi University Turkish Music State Conservatory in the field of Clarinet Education, Turkish Music Repertory and Turkish Music History. He is married and father of two children.
Lecturer Ph.D. Emir DEGIRMENLI
Luthier and Physics Engineer Emir Degirmenli was born in 1981 in Kırklareli. After completing his primary and secondary education in Ankara, he entered the Department of Physics Engineering at Hacettepe University in 1998. He took his first steps in instrument making by completing his first oud in 2003. He continued making instruments while studying physics, which enabled him to observe the relationship between these two areas. In 2004, he graduated from university as a physics engineer. In the same year, he established his own workshop and continued to study the physics of musical instruments while constructing the oud. In 2011, he was a founding member of Gazi University's Turkish Music Conservatory. Degirmenli earned his master's degree in 2014 and is about to complete his Ph.D. He is currently a lecturer at the same institution. He lectures about both the physics of sound and the acoustics of musical instrument. He continues his academic activities both at home and abroad and is working on establishing the first instrument acoustics laboratory in Turkey.
Lecturer Murat CAN
He was born in 1979 in Konya. He completed primary and secondary education here. He finished Konya Selçuk University Music Teacher Department first degree in 2001. At the same year, he started master degree. He was assigned as a research asistant to his graduated school at 2002. He finished master degree at 2004. He took part at a lot of concert activity in turkey or foreign countries as kanun player. He was assigned as a lecturer at te same school at 2012. He is stil continuing doctorate education.