Hakan Emre Ziyagil

Tradition meets modernity - The Turkish Oud virtuoso Hakan Emre Ziyagil is one of the pioneers of the modern Oud sound. With self-written etudes and studies on finger-techniques and modern chord refraction, the virtuoso has created a bridge connecting tradition with modernity. This is also visible in his impressive repertoire which stretches from traditional Turkish pieces to jazz, pop, and rock. He is able to record up to 12 different audio tracks with his many traditional and modern instruments, and merge them into an orchestra in his studio.

With many projects in his country as well as abroad, Mr. Ziyagil never misses the chance to incorporate new experiences into his music. A fusion of old and new with a traditional instrument whose alleged boundaries are constantly redefined by Ziyagil.