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Murat Coşkun (percussionist, lecturer, composer, festival director)

photo by Yoshi Toscani

The internationally renowned percussionist, Murat Coskun gives concerts worldwide with his solo program "Rhythms of Life" and with international musicians and ensembles such as the Giora Feidmann Sextet, with Kudsi Erguner, the ensemble Early Music Freiburg, and the ensemble FisFüz, at numerous concerts and festivals including in Mongolia, the United States, South Korea, Africa, the Near East and Western and Eastern Europe.

Based on his study of music ethnology and his Oriental studies, he serves as an intermediary between the musical worlds of the Orient and the West, draws from a large music repertoire of the most varied of cultures and deals with many directions of style such as Jazz, world music, early music, classics and experimental percussion.
Numerous CD recordings and radio productions such as with the SWR and Deutschland Radio and TV productions such as for ZDF, ARTE, BR and SWR provide an extension of his artistic career. In addition, he also composes film and stage music.

Murat Coskun works as a guest lecturer for Oriental percussion and frame drums including for the Freiburg Music University and since 2015 at the Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (lecturer for mediterranean percussion) and gives international master classes including in Turkey and Iran. As an author and teacher, he developed the first worldwide frame drum instructional DVD, Finger Dance, and as an endorser of the company, Schlagwerk, he is participating in the development of new frame drums.
Murat Coskun is the founder and director of the international frame drum festival Tamburi Mundi which he organizes since 11 years in Freiburg (Germany).



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