Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival11th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL SM
March 22 - April 28, 2012


by Sebla Akbulut

A musical journey to Wales, Ireland, Argentina, Turkey, and many more...

Sebla Akbulut was born in 1984 in Istanbul. She started her musical career with piano and later continued with harp. She received her undergraduate degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory harp division, where she worked with harpists Sevin Berk and Ipek Mina Sonakin. She successfully performed Debussy's "Dance Sacree" and "Dance Profane" with the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory Orchestra at her graduation concert. In 2006 she received her master's degree in the Master of Music in Education Department of Yeditepe University. She attended many master classes, in Turkey and abroad, where she had the opportunity to learn different aspects of music. She performed in many concerts with various chamber music ensembles.

Sebla Akbulut's interest in Turkish Classical Music lead her to put together a project called "Harp with Maqams”, including vocals and kemenches. The purpose of the project, which had its premiere in İzmir Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cultural Center, was to gain a different perspective for harp in Turkish Classical Music.

Sebla Akbulut took an active role in The Association for the Art of the  Harp (Arp Sanati Dernegi) for two years, which lead her to vocalize a piece in the distinguished world-reknown harpist Ceren Necipoğlu's album. As a volunteer instructor in Community Volunteers, Sebla Akbulut also instructed to students who had inadequate economic conditions.

Since 2011, she continues her studies at The Boston Conservatory GDP – Harp Division with The Boston Ballet Principal harpist Cynthia Price-Glynn.



Solo Harp Works

Sonata K. 466 f minor by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land by John Thomas (1826-1913)
David of the White Rock by John Thomas (1826-1913)

with Adam Eccleston, flute

Le Sommeil de l’enfant Jesus by Henri Büsser (1872-1973)
Histoire Du Tango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Cafe 1930
Nightclub 1960

with Dennis Aydemir, acoustic guitar

Traditional Irish and Breton Dance Music and Slow Airs Arranged by the Performers
Einini (Ireland)
Star of The Country Down (Ireland)
The Banks of the Roses/ My Guiding Star (Ireland)
Gavotte Des Montagnes (Breton)
A Fig For A Kiss (Ireland)

with Dennis Aydemir, acoustic guitar
Traditional Turkish Music Arranged by Sebla Akbulut

Nihavend Pesrev by Huseyin Sadettin Arel (1880-1995)
Nihavend Saz Semaisi by Hasib Dede (1800-1870)
Sehnaz Longa by Santuri Ethem (1855-1926)



Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:00 p.m.

Goethe Institut - Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

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