Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hande Cangökçe Continues her Istanbul Baroque Concerts
Head of Music Department in Faculty of Art and Design, Nişantaşı Univesity, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hande Cangökçe has added another concert to the ones she performed with Istanbul Baroque music ensemble as a member. The unique style of the baroque period was performed by the authentic instrument Archlute played by Assoc. Dr Hande Cangökçe. She was accompanied by the Countertenor Soloist Kaan Buldular in the concert at Koç University Sevgi Gönül Cultural Centre.
About Istanbul Baroque:
Istanbul Baroque is a baroque music ensemble that can expand from 3 soloists to 15 soloists according to the project. They perform with authentic instruments the unique style of the rediscovered baroque period in the last forty years. In their repertoire, there are chamber music, concertos and choral works as well as baroque operas. Istanbul Baroque - representing Turkey in the international baroque music scene - was founded by harpsichordist Leyla Pınar in 1975 as a trio for violin, flute and harpsichord. By performing many times in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Caddebostan Culture Center (CKM), Fulya Art Center, Dolmabahçe Palace, Yıldız Palace Theater, Aya İrini, Tophane-i Amire, Nakilbent Cistern, Süreyya Opera House, Italian Culture Center, Austrian Culture Office, French Palace, St. Michel Theatre, Sent Antuan, they have been one of the leading actors of the Istanbul music scene and have created their own audience. Afterwards, they carried his performance to other cities with their tours in Ankara State Opera and Ballet, Manisa-Sard Ruins, Antalya, Mersin, Antakya and Mardin. Istanbul Baroque, took the stage abroad in Magosa-Otello Castle, Kyrenia-Bella Pais Monastery, Amsterdam-Old Huis (2 times), Brussels (3 times), Luxembourg (2 times) and Namur. In 1997, they performed the opera L'Europe Galante by A.Campra 300 years later for the first time in Brussels-Printemps Baroque du Sablon, one of the most important baroque music festivals in Europe. Lastly, performed in the Brussels Palace of Fine Arts BOZAR, the ensemble has been commemorated with the giants of the Baroque music world and has received acclaiming criticism from the local and foreign press.