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Evren Kutlay Baydar
Evren Kutlay Baydar
Evren Kutlay Baydar
Evren Kutlay Baydar

Konzerte 2011


Lecture-Recital: “European Music in the Ottoman Empire” (Istanbul, Austrian Cultural Forum)

Lecture-Recital: “European Music in the Ottoman Empire”

Friday, June 10, 2011

Istanbul, Austrian Cultural Forum

Evren Kutlay Baydar (Istanbul) (Presentation and piano)



Evren Kutlay Baydar

Dr. Evren Kutlay-Baydar graduated from German teaching Cagaloglu Anatolian High school and from Bogazici University Mathematics Department while studying at Istanbul University State Conservatory Piano Department from 1985-1997. In 1999, she was invited to study with full scholarship at University of West Georgia, where she received her MBA and her MM in Piano Performance degrees with high honor and worked as a GRA both in Business and Music departments as well as for the University President’s Business class offered to honors students. During her studies in US, she was awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Scholars Award for her successful Business studies. In 2001, she received the Award of Excellence at GMTA (Georgia Music Teachers Association) piano competition, and in 2002, the Star of the Year award from MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) as the only foreigner and was invited to become a member of MTNA. During her studies and afterwards, she performed solo, four hand piano music as well as chamber music in Turkey at venues such as Istanbul University, Bogazici University, Koc University, Kocaeli University, Istanbul and Ankara Austrian Consulate Cultural Office, Turkish-American Universities Society, Kadikoy Public Education Center, and at Afyon International Classical Music Festival, and in US. She was invited to conferences in the US to present papers as well as to be a jury member at the WPPC International Piano Competition. In 2007, she completed her Ph.D. in Musicology at Istanbul University Social Sciences Institute. Since 2003, she has been teaching at Koc University. From 2003 to 2009 she worked as the Art Director of Sevgi Gönül Auditorium, which is the Performing Arts Center of Koc University.
In addition to her regular solo and chamber music concerts, she continues her research activities in the area of Western music during the Ottoman era. Some of the articles she has published in nationally and internationally judged academic journals include “Western Side of Eastern Woman: 19. Century Ottoman Woman and European Music”, “Vive La Liberte! Musical Celebration of II. Constitution”, “Two Italian Musicians at Ottoman Courts: G. Donizetti and C. Guatelli”, and “European Musicians who performed at Ottoman Courts and their Contribution to the Development of Western Music in Ottoman Empire”. She gave a seminar series at the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Istanbul Research Institute and a lecture-recital series, in which she performed the repertoire of the period on piano, at Istanbul Technical University MIAM (Music Advanced Research Center) under the main title of “Western Music Adventure of Ottomans”. Moreover, she gave explanatory piano recitals under the theme of “European Music from the Composer Sultans of Ottomans” and “European Music in 19. Century Istanbul” at Koc and other institutions.

Evren Kutlay-Baydar continues her research and concerts in the same area. She has a book titled European Musicians of Ottomans that was published by Kapi yayinlari in 2010 and a CD recording titled European Music in Ottoman Istanbul released in 2011 by Anatolian Productions.






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