Hezarfen Ensemble


Since its formation in January 2010, Hezarfen Ensemble has had an enormous impact on the contemporary music scene in Istanbul. It has given countless Turkish premieres of works by composers from around the world, in innovative formats, as well as presenting Turkish works to European audiences in Germany and Holland as well as in Turkey itself.

Hezarfen has appeared on the Istanbul Music Festival (2011, 2012), Rotterdam Operadagen (2012) and on series at Borusan Music House (2010-2012) Akbank Sanat (2011) the New Music Days Bilkent University Festival (2011) The Institut Francais, and Goethe Institute. Hezarfen has commissioned and premiered new works by Turgut Pögün, Özkan Manav, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Onur Türkmen, Ed Bennett, Adrian Hart, Taner Akyol, and Kamran Ince, and has collaborated with ensembles Yurodny (Ireland), Adaptor (Berlin) and Variancés (France) as well as VOCAALLAB Nederland.