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Burak Kaynarca

Burak Kaynarca is a Turkish oud player and musicologist who specialises in the performance and study of Turkish classical music. He graduated from the Dilek Sabanci State onservatory at Selçuk University in 2001, and earned his M.A. from the Music Department of Afyon Kocatepe University’s Social Sciences Institute in 2005.

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  • Country of origin:
    Turkey
    Domain of expertise:
    Performance
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    Status:
    Finalist

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About the Artist

Burak Kaynarca is a Turkish oud player and musicologist who specialises in the performance and study of Turkish classical music. He graduated from the Dilek Sabanci State onservatory at Selçuk University in 2001, and earned his M.A. from the Music Department of Afyon Kocatepe University’s Social Sciences Institute in 2005.

Since 2000, Kaynarca has founded and directed the Elhân Ensemble, recorded several albums, performed at international music festivals, and represented the government of Turkey giving performances in the United States, Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East. In 1999, he served as a staff member of DÖSİMM, a subunit of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey. Kaynarca has also served as artistic director of the Turkish Art Music Choir of the Directorate of Culture under the Governorship of Konya, the assistant artistic director of the International Mystic Music Festival in Konya, and the department chair of Afyon Kocatepe University State Conservatory’s Department of Classical Turkish Music, where, since 2001, he has been teaching oud and Turkish music theory, and directing several ensembles. Since 2007, he has developed an interest in sound recording technologies and has used his home studio to record nearly 20 albums released on a variety of labels.

Burak Kaynarca

Burak Kaynarca is a Turkish oud player and musicologist who specialises in the performance and study of Turkish classical music. He graduated from the Dilek Sabanci State onservatory at Selçuk University in 2001, and earned his M.A. from the Music Department of Afyon Kocatepe University’s Social Sciences Institute in 2005.