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Murat Salim Tokaç

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Dr. Murat Salim Tokaç was born in Kırıkkale in 1969. He graduated from Ondokuz Mayıs University Medical Faculty in 1992. He started to take the ney and ud tutors from his father Dr. Turgut Tokaç who is also a neyzen, at the age of 5. He was tutored in playing the tanbur by Selçuk Sipahioğlu, a performer at Ankara branch of TRT, for a short while at the age of 11. Having been tutored by both mentioned above, he improved his both the ney and tanbur techniques by himself via just listening to the reputed figures. He has been inspired by Cinuçen Tanrıkorur who is an ud performer and composer about all subjects of the Turkish Music. He was appointed as the ney and tanbur performer to the Ministry of Culture’s Samsum Classical Turkish Music Ensemble. He carried out several concerts with chorus, gave recitals and participated several TV programs in Turkey. He gave concerts with serveral groups, gave solo recitals and seminars on the ney and tanbur in all European countries, USA, Japan, South Korea, Malesia, Armenia and Russia as well. He performed solo ney and tanbur with Cinuçen Tanrıkorur and Fahrettin Yarkın for a CD called “FASIL” produced by “Le Chant du Monde” in France in 1995. He was rewarded with the title of the man of the year in music by the Black Sea Industrialists and Businessmen Association in 1998. He made a solo album called “Gençlik Hülyâları” produced by Beyza Müzik in 2000.

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