The Conservatory (Music School) started its activities in 1998 as a personal establishment as a support for Turkish and Oriental music. Being the first conservatory in Europe that offers education in Turkish classical music, Turkish folk music and Turkish pop music requires a lot of effort. In addition, a Department has been opened since 2007, where Young people receive vocational training on the production of Turkish and oriental stringed instruments.
Des Weiteren existiert seit 2007 der Zupfinstrumentenbaubereich für türkische und orientalische Instrumente, bei der junge Menschen für den Beruf des Zupfinstrumentenmachers ausgebildet werden.
Halime Karademirli was born in Usak on March 5, 1953.
Always forward thinking, Halime Karademirli, moved to Berlin alone on October 13, 1972 at the age of 18.
She worked at Siemens for 5 years.
Halime, who always wanted to stand on her own feets, managed to develop herself from a child into a woman.
With the guidance and support of Professor Dr. Aladdin Yavasca, together with her husband and oud artist Nuri Karademirli, who is highly appreciated in Berlin, they realized their dream and opened the Conservatory of Turkish Music in Berlin on September 23, 1998.
This valuable school, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, remains the only Turkish private art school in all of Europe.
Halime Karademirli, who has been leading the school with heart and soul since 1998, continues to invite all music enthusiasts living in Berlin to be a part of it.
BTMK Ensemble has been operating in Berlin since 1998 and is Germany’s most famous Turkish Ensemble (Acting, Music and Dance Groups).
Musicians here participated in performances with famous orchestras and choirs. They are not only professional, but also extraordinary. Their repertoire (Song selected and prepared to play) extends to Turkish classical music as well as contemporary music pieces.
NURİ KARADEMİRLİ (1950 – 2013)
Founder and Music Director of the Turkish Music Conservatory in Berlin (BTMK) He was the virtuoso of the oud instrument (persons with extraordinary abilities in the art they perform).
Nuri Karademirili played a major role in building a bridge between the two cultures. Music was the language of this Warm Hearted Man to reach people from different cultures. He and his wife Halime Karademirli met in many European and Oriental-Turkish Music traditions at the conservatory (BTMK) established in Berlin in 1998.
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