Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:00 p.m. Goethe-Institut Boston 170 Beacon Street, Boston
General Admission $10 Student $8
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Tickets will be available at the door.
Originally from Ankara/Turkey, Bilgehan Tuncer has played the guitar for 25 years. He holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, and B.M. in Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music. Bilgehan Tuncer is an Artist Endorser for TECH21.NYC amplifiers, GODIN guitars, ELIXIR strings, and JIM DUNLOP accessories. As a very versatile session player he has performed and recorded many acts in styles ranging from jazz to classical, country to blues, folk to rock and in commercials and on soundtracks. Some notable collaborations include Tarkan, Özlem Tekin and recent Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. His performances can be heard on several Citibank and Ingbank commercials.
He started his formal studies learning from the renowned classical guitar artist Ahmet Kanneci for six years and performed in many classical recitals during that period. In 1997 he won the first prize in the ZMM & Washburn Guitar Inc. National Guitar Competition in Turkey and in 1998 he won a B.E.S.T. Scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, which precipitated his move to Boston in late 1998.
During the period he studied and lived in Boston, he played with a myriad of independent artists, including Sarah Fimm, Jordan Carp, Scott Damgaard, and John Denley and the alternative rock band Stringtheory. In 2001 he participated in recording the internationally famous Turkish singer Tarkan’s “Karma” album in France and he performed with him on tour after the album release. Beginning in 2007, Bilgehan played the concert guitars for the rock musical "David - the Musical" that was staged at Calderwood Pavilion at BCA at Boston.
In 2010 Bilgehan moved to New York City where he maintains his private teaching studio and continues to record and play with many artists.
Originally from south Florida, Gregg Fine is an award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and veteran composer of music for advertising who has worked with many of the world’s top brands. At the age of 16, Gregg was accepted into the prestigious and newly opened performing arts high school of Miami, Florida: the New World School of the Arts. As a guitarist, Gregg began travelling to compete in jazz festivals and subsequently received numerous awards including the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, the East Coast Jazz Festival Award and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Art’s "Young Talent Award".
He eventually moved to New York City where he completed his BFA and BA degrees in Music Performance and Liberal Arts at the New School for Social Research/the Mannes College of Music. Since receiving his BFA, BA degrees, he has worked with the Calypso legend Harry Belafonte, with whom he traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. Later, Gregg also toured throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and South America with the Richard Bona Group.
Gregg currently focuses now on his company, Hidden Tiger Music, to create compelling music for advertising. Highlights from the past couple of years include spots for Mercedes, Lipton, YSL, Nescafe, McDonalds, Ford, and many others, often working in collaboration with first-class music companies such as Face the Music, JSM, Volition, Yessian, Human, the Lodge, Hi-Fi Project, Man Made Music and Mambo Music, among others.
Gregg's music can be heard on television shows, in major motion pictures and on websites. Current examples of Gregg’s work include: Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations","Masters of Reception", "Zoolander", "Rick", "Accepted", MTV's "Gamekillers" and "Jones New York".
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