Istanbul Baroque will share the stage with Belgian ensemble La Cetra D’Orfeo for the special 20th year concert  on Monday 1st December 2014 at 20.00 Kadıköy Municipality Süreyya Opera House

Istanbul Baroque & La Cetra D’Orfeo led by Michel Keustermans & Leyla Pınar will  interpret music with special arrangements from South America, Europe and Ottoman Empire in Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque era . The dance choregoraphy and costumes of Lieven Baert, an authority on historical dance, will enliven the evening.

Composers: A.Campra, L.Couperin, J.Desprez, A.Holborne, D.Kantemiroğlu, J.B.Lully, Martinez, C.Monteverdi,  D.Ortiz, Hafız Post, H.Purcell, J.P.Rameau, T.Simpson, T.Susato, Ali Ufkî. Music & Artistic direction: Michel Keustermans & Leyla Pınar. Choreography & Costume design: Lieven Baert. Production: Corpora Productions. Artistic Coordination: Birsen Demiriz. Tickets available at Biletix.



Istanbul’s Organs

Written by: Leyla Pınar Tansever

Photography: Ercüment Usluer / Photographia

Project and Graphic design: Ali Akdamar

2010 Istanbul Cultural Capital Agency



Ottoman Baroque Music

Leyla Pınar & Istanbul Baroque

Soloists: Leyla Pınar (harpsichord) Nermin Kaygusuz (kemençe & vocal)

Şebnem Ünal (soprano), Kaan Buldular, Celal İldeniz (Countertenor)

Serkan Çiftçi (Trumpet)

İstanbul Baroque, is interpreting Turkish traditional music with a different approach involving the comparison between eastern and western music.




G.F. Handel Apollo & Daphne Dramatic Cantata HWV 122

Leyla Pınar, Musical direction

Dilruba Bilgi, Daphne

Caner Akgün, Apollo

Ali Pınar, Transaction scheme


International tours for 2014-2015 season