MERVE SALGAR tanbur-i
Born in 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey. She started studying music at Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music Conservatory (ITU TMDK) in 2004. During her studies at the Conservatory, which lasted for seven years, she studied tanbur (turkish long-necked lute) with Sadun Aksüt. Between 2008 and 2011 she worked as a tanbur player at TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation). In 2011, she moved to Strasbourg, 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 (Associated research units Contemporary approach on artistic creation and process) at University of Strasbourg. Though she performs a lot ottoman/turkish music, she always experiments with new sounds and continues to explore improvised music. She currently performs with SAVT, Karmanota, Sousta Politiki.