Born in a musical family in the island of Cyprus, the violinist Michalis Kouloumis developed a strong musical conception and sensitivity from his early years. Today he is one of the most important world music violinists (specialised in Greek traditional and Ottoman classical music). 

Michalis Kouloumis is widely appreciated for his improvisational skills in "taksims" and the use of special techniques, such as diplochordo* in his playing. 

He currently lives in London. 

 

*idiomatic playing which originates from Asia Minor, where the strings are tuned in E5 - E4 - D4 - G3 and the E4 string is moved towards E5, so as to be played at the same time - as a double string (turkish term: çiftetelli)  

Upcoming Gigs/ Konserler

Please click on the dates for details.

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12/11/2017- London

Reberiko Carnival Big band Fundraiser  

Theatro Technis 18:15

26 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TT

 

I will be singing some classical rebetiko tunes with an ensemble of bouzoukia, baglamades, guitars, accordion, violins, and percussion. Expect an evening of heart pumping, finger clicking, foot stamping, tear jerking, soul singing music.

 

Doors open at 5:45

 

For more info and tickets click here!

 

 

08/12/2017- London
Two Breaths & Three Strings

Deep rooted songs of love and mysticism from 14th-20th century Alevi poets of Anatolia performed by Tahir Palali and Cigdem Aslan.

 

more info coming soon. 

 

15/12/2017- London

SOAS Concert Series- 

with She'koyokh

Brunei Gallery 

Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

WC1H 0XG

 

2018 dates so far for Mortissa and Cranes

08/03 - Germany

12/06- Rennes (FR)

 

More info on these gigs nearer the date.  

 

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!  

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