They are very famous for 3
generation. Grand father Suleyman Erguner
and father Ulvi Erguner's works are
continiuing with their grand son Suleyman
- Ulvi - Suleyman Erguner
ERGUNER (Grand son) :
Erguner is considered one of the foremost
ney players in Turkey. He was born
into a family of musicians. His father
Ulvi Erguner (1924-1974) and grandfather
Suleyman Erguner (1902-1953) were the
leading ney (reed instrument) players of
their times. Suleyman Erguner started his
music education at childhood in his family
and learned to play the ney from his father.
1975, he was accepted to work in the
Istanbul State Radio and Television as a ney
player.In 1980, Erguner started teaching ney
technique and theory at İstanbul University
Turkish Music Conservatory. In1997, he
completed his PHD in the history of
Turkish mystical music at the Faculty Of
Social Sciences at Marmara University. In
1995, he became the leader of İstanbul
Mevlevi Ensemble (founded in 1980).
Currently, Suleyman Erguner is a
faculty member at the Istanbul University
Turkish Music Conservatory. He is the
conductor for the Classical Turkish Music
Chorus and the Mystic Music Ensemble of
the Istanbul State Radio Television and he
is also General
Director of the musical department of
Turkish Radio - Television (TRT).
Erguner wrote and published a book about the
techniques of playing the ney which is a
first in the world. He has given many solo
concerts, joined in many ceremonies
performed by the mevlevi dervishes in Turkey
and overseas since 1975. His CDs have
received numerous awards in Europe, Japan
and North America.
developed his own style sticking to the
traditional modes while performing, but
finding a new path trying to discover the
best and never-tried way to express himself.
Süleyman Erguner continues his projects in
a variety of formats: solo ney, classical
ensemble (vocal accompaniment is an option);
semi-classical ensemble with singers; Sufi
ritual with Whirling Dervishes.
for his books & Cds.