Friday, 27 February 2015

Londoners delighted by the harmonious East-West sounds of Tanini Trio


Londoners were treated to a virtuoso performance from three renowned Turkish musicians last Wednesday, 18 February. Collectively known as Tanini Trio, Tahir Aydoğdu (kanun), Bilgin Canaz (ney), Hakan A. Toker (piano) performed a selection of their own compositions to a 400-capacity audience at King’s Place in central London.

Their beautiful instrumental songs seamlessly married traditional Turkish folk and classical music with Western sounds, evoking a range of emotions in the listeners. From the mellow, yet playful piano and kanun, to the ney-led mystical roots of Anatolia, the music resonated well with the diverse audience, which included the London ambassadors for Turkey, Uruguay, and South Korea, who gave the band a 2-minute standing ovation at the end.

You can see two short clips of Tanini Trio live in London here and here

Titled “Touches”, Tanini Trio’s evening of music has been staged all over the world as part of their efforts to promote global peace and friendship through music. The concert also travelled to Scotland, where the band performed at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Friday 20th. Both events were free to attend and were organised by the Yunus Emre Institute London, supported by the Turkish Consulate General Edinburgh and the Turkish Culture and Information Office in London.

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