Ahmet Kadri RizeliKemençe, Percussion, Voice


Vladimir Ivanoff

Ahmet Kadri Rizeli was born in Istanbul.

He took lessons in violin and classical  Turkish music
with Sadi Hosses, kanun and music theory
with Necden Varol.

1972-1981 studied at Istanbul Conservatory:
Kemençe with Kemran Erdoğdu;
Ottoman music theory with Yavuz Özüstün;
European Music Theory with Demirhan Altuğ.



Vladimir Ivanoff

He then became assistent to
Kemran Erdoğdu at
Istanbul Conservatory.

Since 1981 is a soloist and choir director
with «Turkish Radio & Television».

Between 1981 and 1983 he also was a soloist
with the orchestra of the University of Istanbul.

He performs worldwide
and participated in
numerous CD-productions.


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He is director of the Golden Horn Ensemble
and, since 1989, a member
of Ensemble Sarband.

He also works as a producer and
musical advisor for Turkish classical music.
He lives and works at Istanbul.








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CD Dream of the Orient
«Leblerinden oeperek»
CD Yehudi
E. Satie: 1. Gnossienne
CD Danse Gothique
M. Ravel: «L'Indifferent»
(Shéhérazade No.3)
Live, Bad Kissingen 12-08
Sarband & Bochumer
Live, Bochum 6-2011:


Sacred Bridges: Psalm 8
5-2010 Klangvokal Dortmund

The Waltz
7-2009 Musiktage Hitzacker

Son of the Sheik
7-2007 Styriarte Graz

Sema - Presence of God
7-2005 Styriarte Graz

Dream of the Orient
6-2005 Istanbul Festival