Pinhan Trio

Hidden songs of Anatolia is the first album of Pinhan Trio. The repertoire consists of ten pieces, songs and instrumentals from various regions of Anatolia and the Caucasus, which are either widely unknown even in Turkey or, at least, didn’t receive the attention that they should have.

Nilgün Aksoy was born and raised in Istanbul. She came to the Netherlands at the age of seventeen with her family. Listening to all varieties of Turkish music since she can remember, it was the voices of the old masters of regional music traditions that moved and influenced her most – so deeply that she decided to study Turkish music.

The German brothers, Malte and Benjamin Stueck discovered traditional Turkish and Kurdish music coincidentally in some festivities of the early 90s and were deeply moved by its beauty and emotion. Since 2008, the three of them live in Hamburg and founded a school for Anatolian music to transmit the beautiful tradition of this music.

Derya Türkan & Sokratis Sinopoulos

Childhood friends and pioneering musicians

Press reviews "Hidden songs of Anatolia"

"..... A fantastic journey of 45 minutes through the beauty of Anatolian music....The songs are beautiful, the vocals are fantastic and the brothers Stueck control their instruments as if they were born with them. So broaden your musical horizons with me and immerse yourself in the incredibly beautiful Anatolian music!"

Dani Heyvaert - Rootstime

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Pinhan Trio

Hidden songs of Anatolia is the first album of Pinhan Trio. The repertoire consists of ten pieces, songs and instrumentals from various regions of Anatolia and the Caucasus, which are either widely unknown even in Turkey or, at least, didn’t receive the attention that they should have.

Nilgün Aksoy was born and raised in Istanbul. She came to the Netherlands at the age of seventeen with her family. Listening to all varieties of Turkish music since she can remember, it was the voices of the old masters of regional music traditions that moved and influenced her most – so deeply that she decided to study Turkish music.

The German brothers, Malte and Benjamin Stueck discovered traditional Turkish and Kurdish music coincidentally in some festivities of the early 90s and were deeply moved by its beauty and emotion. Since 2008, the three of them live in Hamburg and founded a school for Anatolian music to transmit the beautiful tradition of this music.