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Saz, Bağlama

Emre Gültekin
© Marc Gysens

The Saz is the generic word for lutes, from the smallest “cura” to the biggest “divan” passing through the baglama, these are stringed instruments used in traditional Anatolian music. Saz lessons are tailored to the student. This course is given following the oral tradition, which was still active until the mid-20th century.

The teacher

Emre Gültekin followed the teaching of his father, Lütfü Gültekin, renowned composer of traditional Turkish music. He also enjoyed the teaching of the master Talip Özkan.

You can hear Emre’s saz on various Kalan Records production and in many different recordings in different styles. He released the album "Adana" with Vardan Hovanissian (duduk), Simon Leleux (darbouka) and Joris Vanvinckenroye (bass).

The classes

This collective workshop takes place monthly on Thursday with the teacher, Emre Gültekin, from 18h to 20h. However, the students are encouraged to get together on a weekly basis, before the weekly Turkish Ensemble class.


The course takes place on Thursdays from 6 pm to 8 pm at the MABO (Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Brussels).

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Attention ! The preliminary class will take place on 5 October 2017 from 18h tot 20h.


This class is organised in ’cycles’ of 8 classes. The first cycle will start on 12/10/2017. You should make a payment of 110€ before the start of each cycle. The classes take place weekly (except for school holidays), according with the availability of the teacher. When the teacher can’t teach for one or several weeks, he will contact the students and classes will be postponed. Therefore, cycles of 8 classes can take longer than 8 weeks. There can be maximum 4 cycles per year. The last class will take place on June 21th. Contact us if you want to enroll during the ongoing school year.

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