Yurdal Tokcan

Osman Yurdal Tokcan is a Turkish composer and musician, regarded by many as one of the finest ud performers in the world. He has developed his own technique by combining traditional Turkish melodies with contemporary musical trends. Yurdal also employs a version of this special technique on the fretless guitar, and has composed a number of his own pieces blending rich traditional melodies with polyphonic textures. He plays regularly with the Istanbul Turkish Music Ensemble, and has also performed in concerts internationally, including in Germany, France, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Israel and Bosnia.