Necati Celik – Ahmet Meter
Ahmet Meter is known for his refined interpretations and pure sounds on the kanun. He has had a huge influence on the new generation of kanun players. Necati Çelik is the greatest contemporary master of the classical Turkish oud. The virtuosity and complexity of his execution are unique, and his style is deeply rooted in the Ottoman traditions. He is a proud purist, who distances himself from Western influences. Together they are specialised in the late 19th century fasl style. They have already travelled the world for more than 30 years as ambassadors of Ottoman classical music and today enjoy almost legendary status in both Turkey and the Arab world. Their unique improvisations, performance technique and virtually inimitable technical perfection are staggering.