Anadolu Quartet, which interprets Anatolia’a songs which doesn’t need any lyrics in an unusual style, was created by Ahmet TİRGİL in 2008.

In its repertory which is in the form of chamber music, there are anonymous melodies of Anatolian folks, ethnic world songs, film musics from Aşık Veysel to Aram Tigran; from Gomidas to Neşet Ertaş... in addition that the arrangements of works which they vocalise being belong to Anadolu Quartet, they sometimes play the works of different composers or arrangers.

Besides solo concerts, Anadolu Quartet has succeeded to affect audiences or listeners by sharing the same stages with musicians such as Mehmet Atlı, Tara Jaff, Sakina Teyna, Şerko Kaniwar, Siawash Shahani and Group Abdal; and at the concert programs they have managed to attract attention by performing improvisation time by time.

AHMET TİRGİL

Ahmet TİRGİL, born in 1982 in Erzurum, completed his primary and secondary education in Samsun. He took folk instrument with three double strings lessons from Ali Özdolap, a retired teacher. He attended Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Music between 1999 and 2000. Graduating from the school, he enrolled at Marmara University, Department of Music in 2000. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Marmara University.

Ahmet Tirgil began playing violin at the university in 2000. He continued his violin studies with Olexander Samolyenko who is the chief violinist at Istanbul State Opera and Ballet.

Ahmet Tirgil continued his music studies at Paul Hindemith Music School in Berlin for a while. He also continued his violin studies with Matthias Leipold.

He returned to Turkey in 2009 and began to live in Dersim after the year 2010. He is currently living in Dersim and working as a music teacher.

During his musical career;

He went on tours with his group, the Metin&Kemal Kahraman Ensemble and Mehmet Atlı, in Turkey and abroad with the purpose of presenting samples of Anatolian Folk Music. He performed with orchestras such as the CRR İstanbul Symphony Orchestra, the Yeditepe University Astare Chamber Orchestra and the Marmara Univesity Academic Orchestra and gave various concerts.

 

ÖZGÜR KEMENT

He was born on 19th October 1989 in istanbul. He began his music education at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. He earned the talent examinations of TRT Children’s Choir of İstanbul Radio and he studied with Bora Kayalar and Zeynur Erengönül for violin education, İlteriş sun and Mehmet Nemutlu for solfege education, Erdem Çöloğlu and Ebru Sakul Bulur for harmony education. He took part in Marmara Universty Music Symphony Orchestra, İstanbul Youth Symphony and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory School Orchestra and worked with chrefs such as Gürer Aykal, Serdar Yalçın, Tekin Okçebe and Erdem Çöloğlu

He was been working as on instructor at Marmar University Music Teaching Department and Kocaeli University Music Department.

In his Masterclass programs, he worked with Professor Lukas David, Professor Bernard Hartog and Professor Çiğdem İyicil, Graduating from Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty of Fine Arts Education Department Music Teachers Education, he continues his master programme at the same department

 

OZAN NABİ AKIN

Ozan Nabi AKIN, born in 1987, began his violin training at the Samsun First Step Anatolia Fine Arts High School. In 2006 he enrolled in Marmara University and in 2008, Istanbul University, State Conservatory, Main Art Branch. Graduating from the Marmara University, Department of Music in 2010, AKIN continues his master’s degree program at the same university.

During his education, he performed studies with Çiğdem Epikmen, Efdal Altun, Atilla Aldemir, and Prof. Matthias Buccholz.

Living in Istanbul since 2006, AKIN is currently working as a music teacher at Istanbul Atasehir Municipality.

During his musical career;

He performed with orchestras such as the Marmara University Academi Orchestra and the Samsun Firstep Anatola Fine Art High School Orchestra. He has taken part in several music festivals, he has also gave concerts in Turkey and abroad.

 

RUŞEN ARSLANARGUN

He was born in 1991 in Van. He started music at the age of 8 after taking “Bağlama” courses. In 2004 he deserved to be a student at Van Fine Arts Anatolian High School as a cello student. He continued his education in 2009 by entering Marmara University Music Teaching Department. He continues his cello training with Sami Öztop. At the same time he is a cellist in differrent music groups such as Anadolu Quartet, Marmara Trio, Sol Major and Film Musics Symphony Orchestra.