Yurdal Tokcan is my favorite ud player, out of all ud (oud) players I have heard. His touch is fluid, impeccable. His ideas are original. His playing is lyrical, graceful, and smart. It's the best! No heavy-handedness, no cliches, no overstatement. Subtle, shapeshifting, a hand dance on the strings, an agile mind behind the melodic and tonal development.