Halil Karaduman, kanun

Halil Karaduman (1959 - 2013).

He started to learn playing kanun/kanun and got music lessons from his father who is also a kanun player.

After finishing high school in Gaziantep he came to Istanbul in 1977 to study at the Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory. He graduated with honors.

In Istanbul he he was active as a music director, composer and instrumentalist. He worked with famous artists, recording and performing , among others, with Zeki Müren, Bülent Ersoy, Müzeyyen Senar, İbrahim Tatlıses, Sezen Aksu, Zülfü Livaneli, as well as Mikis Teodarakis, Maria Faunduri, Giora Feidman, Al di Meola, Habib Chan, Lizbeth List.

In recent years, following his worldwide concerts with Zülfü Livaneli, he had worked with various orchestras and musicians outside Turkey. As a result of this he had taught the kanun in the USA, Greece, Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and other countries, also lectured at conservatories in these countries, given concerts and held workshops.

Halil recorded 3CDs in Turkey, 1 in USA and 2 in Greece and is the author of a kanun method.

His compositions include Devlerin Aşkı, Rüyalarda Buluşuruz, Kutupta Yaz Gibi, Leyla.