Tour of the Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY

Tour of the Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Young talents of the Turkic World will give their first concert in Bolu

The Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY gathering young talents from various countries of the Turkic World will give its first concert in Bolu.

The Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY which has come together again on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics has rehearsed in Bolu for 10 days. The first concert of the tour of the orchestra will take place on July 18tj, 2016 at the Abant Izzet Baysal University. The concert which will take place in the Izzet Baysal Cultural Center will feature performances of world classics along with works by composers of the Turkic World under Maestro Anvar Akbarov (Kazakhstan) and Maestro Mustafa Mehmandarov (Azerbaijan).


‘’Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of Turkic Republics’’

Within the framework of its tour dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Independence of  Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the orchestra which will give concerts in Bolu and Safranbolu in Turkey will then move on to Europe to give concerts in London Oxford, Edinburgh and Glasgow in England followed by  Forli and Pesaro in Italy.

The Chamber Orchestra of the International Organization of Turkic Culture gathering young conservatory students from TURKSOY member countries was established in 2010 in order to introduce the musical talent of Turkic peoples to world and promote Turkic culture as well as works by composers of the Turkic World. 

Every year, young conservatory students selected by the ministries of culture of  TURKSOY member countries come together under the auspices of TURKSOY and give concerts in various countries of the world.

The repertoire of the Chamber Orchestra of  TURKSOY covers a wide range of works including works by composers of the Turkic World as well as world famous composers of classical music. Since its establishment, the Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY has come together nine times and given 40 solo concerts in major venues of the world. Following its first album recorded in 2011 which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics, the Chamber Orchestra of TURKSOY recorded its second album dedicated to the 20th anniversary of TURKSOY in 2013.  

This year, the concerts of the  Chamber Orchestra of  TURKSOY performing under the famous conductor from Uygur descent, Maestro Anvar Akbarov and the young talent from Azerbaijan, Maestro Mustafa Mehmandarov  will be dedicated to the 25th anniversary  of the independence of Turkic republics.  The calendar of the tour of the orchestra gathering young talents from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Bashkortostan is as follows:

July 18th, 2016: Abant Izzet Baysal University , Bolu, Turkey, 06:00 pm

July 20th, 2016: Cinci Han, Safranbolu, Turkey,  04:30 pm

July 25th, 2016 : Oxford University Sheldonian Theater, Oxford, England

July 26th,  2016: Londra St James Cathedral, London, England

July 28th-29th, 2016 : Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

July 30th, 2016: Edinburg Greyfiars Kirk Cathedral, Edinburg, Scotland

August 1st, 2016: Chiesa di San Giacomo in San Domenico, Forli, Italy

August 3rd, 2016:  Rocca Costanza, Pesaro, Italy


The International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) is an organization carrying out cultural and artistic activities to strengthen the ties of friendship among Turkic speaking peoples and countries with a view to exploring, promoting, preserving and transmitting their common cultural heritage, language, history, art, customs and traditions to future generations.


TURKSOY was established on July 12th, 1993 upon signature of its founding agreement by the Ministers of Culture of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Almaty. Later on, the organization was joined by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, as well as by autonomous republics of the Russian Federation: Altai, Bashkortostan, Khakassia, Sakha Yakutia, Tatarstan, Tyva and Gagauzia (Moldova) which are member countries of TURKSOY with an observer status. Today, TURKSOY gathers 14 Turkic speaking states and communities under

its auspices. As such, it is an international organization carrying out activities which reach beyond the borders of the Turkic World.


Within the framework of activities it carries out, TURKSOY which is refered to as the UNESCO of the Turkic World, also regularly cooperates with the United Nations, the UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the ISESCO and the Council for Humanitarian Cooperation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). As an efficient institution of cultural diplomacy established upon initiative of the Ministers of Culture of Turkic republics, TURKSOY has been carrying out activities to strengthen cultural ties among Turkic peoples on the one hand while introducing Turkic culture to the World on the other hand since 1993.