Concertino for Bağlamas & Orchester


The Bağlama is a folk music instrument, which reflects the feelings and the thoughts of the Anatolian people.  The Anatolian music, lives within the strings of the Bağlama.

This instrument was invented by the Asian migrants. Compared to the instrument of today’s time, it was very small and was played bare fingered (Çelpe-Method) instead of using the hitting ring used today. City people discovered this instrument, changed the form slightly and introduced the tezene (hitting ring) to make it the Bağlama of today.

The world premiere of Hasan Yükselir’s Concertino for three Bağlamas and Orchestra took place in the Kölner Philharmonie in 1996.

Composer, Hasan Yükselir enthuses the large cultural diverse audience in the sold-out concert hall with this extraordinary masterpiece of traditional Anatolian instrumental music combined with elements of western classic music. The main intent of this musical journey was to show that music, art and culture do not have any boundaries.  With this project the harmony between the variety of oriental and western music is to be presented and the similarities that connect the two, are to be underlined.


Anatolian Songs by Hasan Yükselir – Concert for Piano and Orchestra 

Solo Artist, Composer, Editor & Adaptation:
 Hasan Yükselir
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Köln
Conductor: Betin Güneş
Concertinos for Bağlamas and Orchestra
Solo Artist, Composer, Editor &  Adaptation:
 Hasan Yükselir
Bağlamas: Arif Sağ, Erol Parlak & Erdal Erzincan
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Köln
Coductor: Betin Güneş
Presented by: AABF- Föderation der Aleviten Gemeinde in Europa,
Kulturforum Türkei-Deutschland, Arkadas-Theather Köln
Production Management: Necati Sahin
Protectorate: Roman Herzog

With the friendly assistance of the Nordrhein-Westfalen Ministry of City Development, Culture and Sport.

To view concert video: Hasan Yükselir & Sinfonie Orchester Köln – Güzelliğin On Para Etmez – Aşık Veysel


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