Who is Süleyman YARDIM

He was born in Van in 1971.He completed his primary,secondary and high school education in Konya. He passed the Music Education Department exams of Konya Selcuk university, Faculty of Education with a great success that he started his music education receiving a scholarship in 1989.

During his education, he studied Turkish Classical Music, Classical Western Music and Turkish Folk Music.He intensified his education on Turkish Classical Music and he started to play the nay in those years.He took part in several concerts at university when he was a student. As his interest in wind instruments grew bigger, he started to play the other wind instruments, so he became more proffessional in both Western and Turkish music. He can play the shepherd’s pipe( a kind of Turkish folk instrument), rhythm instruments, flute and some types of wind instruments that belong to eastern countries.

After completing his education in four years, right after 1993, he started to play with the Konya Turkish Sufi Music Group of Ministry of Culture and Tourism as a guest player.In those years he performed as a nay player in all of the concerts held by the group. He took part in many concerts.

He has been invited to the Annual Mevlâna Ceremonies that are performed every year between 10-17 December as a nay player. He has performed in many concerts both in Konya and in other cities.

In 1995 he passed the exam held by Selçuk University and he was appointed to the Music Department of State Conservatory as a lecturer.He both lectured at university and went on his stage performances with the Sufi Music Group at the same time.

In the conservatory, beside the nay lessons, he lectured in theoretical classes such as Rhythm Performance, Group Performance, Chorus and Art Philosophy. At Selçuk University, he constituted various chorus and groups where he performed as a player and conductor.

He has performed both in university concerts and in private concerts. In addition to his concerts in Turkey, he has been invited to many concerts abroad. He has participated in numberless conferences, talk shows, TV and radio programmes about the nay and Turkish music in the countries he has been to.

Some of the programmes he has attended
May, 3, 1991 Music Education Department of Selçuk University, Faculty of Education – Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA
October, 19-21, 1992 II. International Turkish Folk Literature and Culture Congress- Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA
May, 13, 1993 Music Education Department of Selçuk University, Faculty of Education –Turkish Classical Music Concert Beyşehir/KONYA
May, 14, 1993 Music Education Department of Selçuk University, Faculty of Education- Multi-instrumental Balgama (an instrument with three double strings) Group and Turkish Folk Music Concert
KONYA May, 17, 1993 Music Education Department of Selçuk University, Faculty of Education – Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA
May, 18, 1993 Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA
June, 14, 1993 Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA
October, 27, 1993 70th Year Concerts Organized for the 70th Anniversary of the Foundation of Turkish Republic KONYA
April, 25, 1994 Presidency of Selçuk University, Turkish Classical Music Chorus Concert KONYA
October, 2-9, 1994 1st Anatolian Culture and Art Festival THE EAST ANATOLIAN AND SOUTHEAST ANATOLIA REGIONS
January, 21, 1995 The Konya Sufi Music Group of Ministry of Culture and Tourism- Sufi Music Concert with the conduction of Tevfik SOYATA KONYA
November, 12, 1996 Selçuk University, Faculty of Education “ATATÜK’E SAYGI” concert KONYA
September, 30, 1996 Selçuk University, Opening Concert of the New Education Year KONYA
May, 16, 1997 Turkish Classical Music Concert Organized by State Conservatory of Selçuk University KONYA
November, 13, 1997 Army Forces Commandership, Personnel School Education Centre Commandership- Commemoration of Ataturk KONYA
March, 25-27, 1997 Theatre Festival Music Programme Organized to Celebrate the 50th Year of World Theatres Day KONYA
October, 18, 1999 The Governorship of Konya and Directorate of Tourism- Concert by Musicians from Konya KONYA
2000 Ataturk’s Favourite Songs KONYA
March, 3-14, 2000 International Music Festival Amiens/ FRANCE
January, 22, 2000 Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA
April, 2001 “TÜRKÜ TADINDA YAŞARCASINA” Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA
vMay, 25, 2001 The Private Diltaş Institutions of Education- Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA January, 12, 2002 The Private Diltaş High School 2001-2002 Cultural Activities Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA
April, 29, 2002 The Traditional Spring Activities of Conservatory, Concert- Prof.Dr. Alaeddin YAVAŞÇA KONYA
May, 17, 2002 Selçuklu Mareşal Mustafa Kemal Elementary School, Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA
February, 14-20, 2002 Sufi Music Concert and Whirling Dervishes Ceremony STUTTGART/BADEN WÜTTENBERG/ ALMANYA
November, 12, 2002 “ Turkish Classical Music Concert” Selçuk University Suleyman Demirel Culture Center KONYA
May, 16, 2003 Programme called “Şiirin ve Müziğin Birlikteliği” organized at Antalya Culture Center ANTALYA
May, 29, 2003 Izmir State Opera and Balet Spring Concert IZMIR
December, 26, 2003 Republic Songs Concert Organized for the 80th Year of Turkish Republic by Music Education Department of Selçuk University, Faculty of Education KONYA
May, 11, 2004 The Governorship of Karaman and Directorate of Tourism Turkish Classical Music Concert Organized for “Turkish Language Festival and the Commemoration of Yunus Emre” KARAMAN
November, 04, 2004 Sufi Music Concert with the conduction of Ahmet HATİPOĞLU KONYA
Selçuk University State Conservatory Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA June, 05, 2004 The Konya Chamber of Commerce Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA
June, 11, 2004 Turkish Folk Music Concert called “ BİR KONSER TÜRKÜLERLE” with the conduction of Süleyman YARDIM KONYA
May, 14, 2004 Selçuk University Faculty of Education Department of Fine Arts Education , Music Department Spring Concerts “ Turkish Folk Music Concert” KONYA
October, 09, 2004 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony ÇUMRA/ KONYA
February, 27, 2005 Selçuk University State Conservatory Turkish Classical Music Chorus, Sufi Music Concert with the Conduction of Ahmet HATİPOĞLU ISTANBUL
April, 29, 2005 Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Konya Sufi Music Group, Turkish Sufi Music Concert called “Gül Devranı” KONYA
May, 11, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony FINLAND
May, 2005 ( Album Record with Tunisian Musicians) TUNISIA
2005 ( Concert at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall) ISTANBUL
2005 ( Atatürk Culture Center) IZMIR
April, 08 2005 Istanbul Folk Music Concert KONYA
March, 25, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
April, 09, 2005 The Private Diltaş Institutions of Education Culture Activities Turkish Folk Music Concert KONYA
April, 14, 2005 Sufi Music Concert AKŞEHİR/KONYA
April, 15, 2005 Turkish Classical Music Concert KONYA
April, 17, 2005 Sufi Music Concert DIYARBAKIR
April, 18, 2005 Sufi Music Concert (HASANKEYF/BATMAN)
April, 19, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony GAZIANTEP
April, 20, 2005 Sufi Music Concert (KADIRLI/ADANA)
April, 21-22, 2005 Nay Resital in Tourism Fair at Lutfi Kırdar Sports and Exhibitions Center ISTANBUL
April, 23, 2005 Concert with Pianist Tuluyhan UĞURLU at Mevlana Culture Center KONYA
April, 28, 2005 “Tanbur and Nay Recital” Selçuk University Hall KONYA
April, 29, 2005 Sufi Music and Dervishes Ceremony KONYAv
May, 07, 2005 Sufi Music Concert with the Conduction of Ahmet HATİPOĞLU ESKİŞEHİR
June, 05, 2005 Turkish Classical Music Concert organized by Konya Youth and Sports Directorate KONYA
June, 11, 2005 Sufi Music Concert KONYA
June, 19, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony İZMİT
July, 27, 2005 Sufi Music Concert BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
September, 08-09, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony EFES
September, 14, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony GAZİANTEP
September, 30, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony UŞAK
October, 05, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KAYSERİ
October, 07, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony SAKARYA
October, 14-15, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony YALOVA
October, 22, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony ESKİŞEHİR
December, 23, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony AFYON
December, 26, 2005 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony ŞANLIURFA
June, 10, 2006 “Nay Recital” Cousne/ LourseFRANCE
April, 11, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
April, 13, 2006 Lutfi Kırdar Sports and Exhibitions Center ISTANBUL
April, 16, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony VAN
April, 23-26, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony GELİBOLU/ÇANAKKALE
April, 27,2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
April 28-May 02, 2006 (Dusseldorf-Duisburg-Leingelfeld) GERMANY
May, 03, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
May, 24, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KÜTAHYA
May, 25, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
May, 28-30, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony AMASYA
June, 01-05, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony PAKISTAN
June, 23-26, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony BODRUM
June, 29, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
January,19-25, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony OMAN March,22-25, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony AZERBAIJAN
February,28-March,2, 2006 Sufi Music Concert BİTLİS/TATVAN
March, 2006 Concert at Bilkent University ANKARA
July, 27, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
August, 30, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
September, 01-07,2006 Sufi Music Concert SIDE/ANTALYA
September, 09, 2006 Sufi Music Concert and Dervishes Ceremony KONYA
September,2006 Concert ITALY
September,28-October,05, 2006 Programme about Mevlana and Sufism with Theatre Actress Mrs. Yıldız KENTER INDIA
October, 14-22, 2006 Programme called “YA MEVLANA”, within the annual Medina Festival of Tunisia, performed with Tunisian and Syrian musicians and actors. TUNISIA
October,30,2006 Sufi Music Concert KONYA
October,6-8, 2006 Concert at Bilkent University ANKARA

He has performed some other Nay recitals and radio programmes in Germany and concerts in Macedonia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosova.

A one-month-series of concerts having been invited by Baku State Conservatory and Azerbaijan Painters Federation in April and May,2004… During this period he held some conferences and Nay Recitals in many universities and faculties in Azerbaijan. He attended live TV programmes on some Azerbaijan State channels and private broadcasting institutions. He took part in the radio and television archive of Azerbaijan State Television.

He has been invited to various festivals and music activities in Turkey. After playing the Nay in the opening concert of “ Turkish Classical Music Activities” organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Governorship of Konya on April 27-29, 1998 , he prepared the Conservatory Chorus and performed as a conductor within the activity.

He took part in the Nay Festival organized in Istanbul in 2003. In the following years, he worked as the President of Music Department of the Conservatory, during when he also performed as a conductor in many concerts.

He worked on theatre and film musics. He composed and played the theme musics of the plays titled “Vuslat” that was put on the stage by Bursa State Theatre, “Can Ateşinde Kanatlar” and “Bağdat Hatun” by Konya State Theatre. In addition, he took part in “Bürokratlar” , “Yedekçi” and “Tepegöz” by Konya State Theatre as a musician.

Süleyman YARDIM has made three instrumental CD and cassette albums named “Ney Taksimleri” (Nay Improvisations) , “Sırr-ı Nay” ( the Secret of Nay ) and “Nar-ı Nay” ( the Fire of Nay ). He was also the music director of a video album called “Şeb-i Arus Mevlâna” in DVD-VCD form. These works have been used as introduction music of some films and TV programmes both in Turkey and abroad.

In August 2005, he gave up his job at Selçuk University State Conservatory, and he was appointed as an “Artist” to the Konya Turkish Sufi Music Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

He has still been working as a Nay Player with the group mentioned above.

THE AWARDS HE HAS BEEN GIVEN
He he has given several Commendation Certificates by the Presidency of Selçuk University and some other schools and faculties of the University.
Commendation Certificates given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for his attendance and success in the concerts.
He was given an award called “Buhurizâde Mustafa Itri” in 1998, in Turkish Music Activities organized for the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Turkish Republic.
Commendation Certificate given in the concert organized for the 59th death anniversary of Atatürk.
Certificates of Honour and Commendation given for his attendance and music activities in congresses and conferences in Turkey.
Commendation Certificate given for his attendance in the Music Festival in Amien, France.
Commendation Certificate given for the Whirling Dervishes Ceremonies and Nay Recitals performed in Germany.
Commendation Certificate given for his attendance in the concerts in Bosnia and Macedonia.
Certificate of Honour and Commendation given by Azerbaijan Baku State Television.
Commendation Certificates given by Azerbaijan Painters Federation and Baku State Conservatory.
Certificate of Honour and Commendation given by Baku Ghazi Association.
Commendation Certificate given by Akşehir Municipality for his attendance in the 2nd Traditional Ramadan Festival.
Commendation Certificate given for his attendance in the Akşehir Day of Honour on 24, August.
Certificate of Honour given by the Konya Directorate of National Education for the 59th death anniversary of Atatürk.






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