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Lâmekân Ensemble is an internationally renowned classical Ottoman music sextet founded in 2011 and directed by Tristan Driessens.
Their first album Gülzar-ı Vefâ – Music of the Ottoman Court was released in Istanbul and retained the attention of both Eastern and Western audiences. The ensemble has since been playing concerts at major venues and festivals: BOZAR (Brussels), Concertgebouw (Bruges), International Mugham Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan), Mogham Forum (Shahrizabs, Uzbekistan), Albert Long Hall (Istanbul) and Philharmonie de Liège. They regularly collaborate with some of the most prominent exponents of classical Ottoman music, most notably Kudsi Erguner, Derya Türkan, Bora Uymaz, Necati Çelik, Murat Aydemir and Burcu Karadag.
With a six piece core of musicians from both Turkey and Europe, Lâmekân Ensemble significantly contributes to the rediscovery of the Ottoman musical heritage spanning from the 15th until the 20th Century.