Golden Horn Quartet

Derya Türkan: kemençe
Murat Aydemir: tanbur
Salih Bilgin: ney
Fahrettin Yarkin: Percussion

Turkish & Ottoman Classical Music

Many of our listeners are familiar with the music of Ahenk Duo from their two recordings on Golden Horn label and their live performances worldwide. Ahenk Duo has been presenting music from Turkish and Ottoman repertoires, especially works and makams that have not been performed widely. Their studio as well as live performances feature composed works as well as joint and solo taksims (improvisations).

Golden Horn Quartet expands the duo format and adds two additional musicians. One of them is the ney master Salih Bilgin. Steeped in the tradition, Salih Bilgin is considered to be one of the leading exponents of ney (reed instrument) music in this genre. His previous recordings include Neva, with Murat Aydemir on tanbur, on Golden Horn. He has also performed all around the world as a member of different prestigious ensembles.

Golden Horn Quartet also features Fahrettin Yarkin on percussion. Fahrettin has been at the forefront of Turkish classical music for several decades. He has been a member of various prestigious ensembles and has been instrumental in contemporary projects on percussion.

Related pages:

Derya Türkan
Murat Aydemir
Salih Bilgin
Recording: Ahenk - Volume 1
Recording: Ahenk - Volume 2
Recording: Neva

For more information and with booking inquries, please contact Golden Horn Productions at 1-925-930-7184 or send an e-mail to