MERVE SALGAR  tanbur-i

Tanbur player and improviser Merve Salgar is born in Istanbul, Turkey. She started studying tanbur with Sadun Aksüt at Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music Conservatory (ITU TMDK) in 2004. Between 2008 and 2011 she worked at TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) as a tanbur player. In 2011, she moved to France to pursue her studies. She graduated in 2016 with a masters degree from the University of Strasbourg. She is currently continuing her PhD studies in musicology. She plays in various musical projects between France, Germany and Turkey and continues to explore the limits of his instrument through the practice of improvisation. She currently performs with SAVT, Klank.ist, IMO and  Sousta Politiki.