AIMA Winter Concerts continues with Duo Fidelis

4th of February, 2017, Saturday 7.00 p.m.

AIMA Haluk Barutçuoğlu Building

Duo Fidelis (meaning; faithful duo), started playing music together in 1996. In fact, Orçun was accompanying her with improvisations while Zeynep was playing her first notes on flute. For 20 years, the love of music  and their respect for one another became a force to share, develop, create and they decided to continue the future projects under this name.



Fikret Amirov, 6 Pieces

Béla Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68

Ekrem Zeki Ün, At the Tomb of Yunus

Otar Taktakishvili, Sonata for Flute and Piano


She started her flute studies with professor Halit Turgay in 1996. Graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory in 2007. During her education she attended several master classes of famous flutists such as; William Bennett, Emmanuel Pahud, Davide Formisano, Andrea Oliva, Robert Winn, Jean Ferrandis, Nicola Mazzanti, Siobhan Grealy. After playing in Akbank Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Istanbul and Şişli Symphonic Orchestra for several years, she has been a member of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra as solo piccolist since 2008, also solo flutist of Orkestra’Sion since 2011. Zeynep Keleşoğlu has been an active solo and chamber-music player, participating in many concerts and festivals around Turkey. She is a member of Marsyas Flute Quartet, Trio Pax and Orient Ensemble.


He was born in Istanbul and started his first piano lessons at the age of 4 at Istanbul University State Conservatory. In 1994, he continued his music studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory and graduated  Zeynep Yamantürk’s piano class in 2004. He studied with composer Ali Darmar, and pianist Prof. Ayşegül Sarıca and attended masterclasses of Stephen Kovacevich. He won the scholarship of ALV and he worked with Karl-Heinz Kammerling at Salzburg Summer Academy in 2007. He started conducting lessons in 2006 with prof. Gürer Aykal and he conducted DESO, CRR Symphony Orchestra, Antalya and Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Mersin Academic Chamber Orchestra and Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra.  He is the founder, principal conductor and art director of “Orchestra’Sion” since 2008 in Istanbul. Orchestra’Sion and Orçunsel, shared the same stage with world fomous soloists Paul Badura-Skoda, Andrei Gavrilov, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Aleksander Rudin, Ayşegül Sarıca, Cihat Aşkın, Toros Can, Borusan Quartet, Bülent Evcil and Özcan Ulucan.

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AIMA Winter Concerts begin with the Tres Ensemble

3rd of December, 2016, Saturday 7.00 pm

AIMA Haluk Barutçuoğlu House 

Tres Ensemble is formed in 2015 in Istanbul by classical music performers Lerna Baloğlu Akbulut (Mezzo-soprano ), Işıl Giray  (piano), Haluk Onat Akbulut  (guitar ) who were educated in Conservatory.

These three successful and skilful performers aim to perform their own works with different concert styles and to introduce the classical music to the community.

Moreover, it’s the first group in Turkey which gathers together the vocal, the piano and the guitar with the classical music piece adaptations.

The group, which has various repertoires of the vocal, instrumental and chamber music pieces of various era composers, has become a well-known classical music performers thanks to the domestic and international concerts.


Now, Tres Ensemble is on stage with the project “Anthology”. Performing the most known and loved pieces of classical music, the group has a wide repertoire of romantic era composers.

The pieces will be performed as solo, duo and trio with romantic and joyful tunes and rhymes.

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Clarisemble at 12th Ayvalık International Olive Harvest Days


AIMA, welcomed the clarinet quintet Clarisemble that was formed by Yiğit Şahan Yüksel, Doğa Yürümez, Derin Düşenkalkar, Genco Gezgöç and Batı Aktaş during the 12th Ayvalık International Olive Harvest Days organized by the Ayvalık Chamber of Commerce between the 4th-6th of November. The members of Clarisemble are continuing their study with Ebru Mine Sonakın, Feza Çetin and İris Şentürker at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul State Conservatory.

The Clarisemble gave a street concert at Ayvalık’s famous cafe Şeytanın Kahvesi and at the Gnomon Square in Cunda island during the Olive Harvest Days Clarisemble.


AIMA Festival Orchestra at Süreyya Operası


17 October, Monday – 20.00
Alexander RUDIN conductor & cellist
F.J. HAYDN                        Divertimento in G Major, Hob. II:2
L. BOCCHERINI                Cello Concerto in G Major, G480
A. DVORAK                         Serenade for Strings, E Major, Op. 22
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