Who would have thought:

World music is a German invention. The word was invented in 1905 by the music theorist Georg Capellen, who used it to express his vision of a future universal music. He himself was already intensively involved with East Asian music.

We have now brought all these instruments into our orchestra and each time we combine the different timbres in new combinations. So you can hear duets between alphorn and didgeridoo. East Asian instruments such as the pipa are mixed with the European dulcimer or the Greek kanun. The duduk takes on the colors of the oboe and the English horn.

A true intercultural splendor of colors.

Here the world musicians of the Orchestra of Cultures introduce themselves. Clicking on the name leads to the biography and in special cases also to a video.

Taylan Acar, Duduk, Orchester der Kulturen

Taylan Acar    Duduk

Frank Heinkel, Didgeridoo, Orchester der Kulturen

Frank Heinkel Didgeridoo

Kioomars Musayyebi, Santur, Orchester der Kulturen

Kioomars Musayyebi - Santur

Lucy Zhao, Pipa, Orchester der Kulturen

            Lucy Zhao           Pipa

Chia-Hua Chang, Erhu, Orchester der Kulturen

Chiao-Hua Chang Erhu

Andreas Kerber, Hackbrett, Alphorn, Orchester der Kulturen

Andreas Kerber Dulcimer&Alphorn

Can Demirel, Baglama, Orchester der Kulturen

Can Demirel Baglama

Serkan Ates, Baglama, Gesang, Orchester der Kulturen

Serkan Ates Baglama & Vocals

Kandara Diebate, Kora, Gesang, Orchester der Kulturen

Kandara Diebate Kora & Vocals

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