Turkish contemporary choral music
Turkish choral music is rising in the European scene! Let’s discover the jewels of choral writing with a taste of microtonal music and irregular rhythmic structures. Burak Onur Erdem presents contemporary compositions with roots dating back more than thousand years.
Burak Onur Erdem (TR) is the principal conductor of the State Choir Turkey in Ankara and conductor of the Istanbul based chamber choir Rezonans.
He studied music theory and conducting, along with political science and international relations. Erdem refined his choral conducting skills in masterclasses with Johannes Prinz, Maria Guinand, Volker Hempfling, Anders Eby, Denes Szabo and Michael Gohl.
Erdem founded Choral Culture Association in Istanbul as a platform for Turkish choral music to innovate and develop. He serves the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat as a board member and member of the music commission