"Cem Duruoz, in his excellent New York Recital Debut, proved that he is more than a very good guitarist; he is also a good arranger and a particularly fine communicator with his audience."

- New York Concert Review

Merkin Hall Performance

Cem Duru÷z will perform at Merkin Hall in New York on May 27, 2006 during the MayFest - Turkish Cultural Festival organized by the Moon and Stars Project. The concert, which will start at 8:00pm, will feature Soprano Demetra George and pianist Richard Weiss in a "Mediterranean Journey" program, presenting the music of Turkey, Greece, Israel and Spain as well as tangos and Broadway favorites.

A potpourri of recent concerts:


Summer Master Class in Antalya
Registrations started!

This year's summer master-class will be more extensive with visiting guitarist Uros Dojcinovic and various performances. For details click here. The guitarists will get a chance to enjoy the sea and nature in one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast.


New CD: Tango Classics!

Cem Duru÷z' new CD has been released in Turkey. It includes tangos, milongas and valses from Argentina as well as works of Piazzolla. For details visit the Recordings page.

"His rich tone of execution is superbly captured on this high quality recording, as is the exactness of every note without the sacrifice of the rhytmic pulse." - CCGS Newsletter. Read the full review...

"There is no doubt Desde El Alma - Tango Classics, is a masterpiece to be enjoyed for its beauty and its place in classical tango." - Coco Trivisonno - Bandoneonist.

Detailed information about Desde El Alma...

New publications

Cem Duru÷z' arrangements of the music of Marin Marais have been published by Productions d'Oz. The two published suites have been recorded on his CD "PiŔces de Viole".

Purchasing information...

A minor suite:


E minor suite:


Cem Duru÷z has performed in La Guitarra California Festival on September 25.

The concert featured Coco Trivisonno, bandoneonist and included tangos for solo guitar, solo bandoneon and guitar and bandoneon. For details visit La Guitarra California web site.

He also conducted a master-class the day before the concert

Cem Duru÷z has performed in Istanbul Music Festival.

A celebration of Versailles concert featured works by Marais, Sante Colombe and others with gambist John Dornenburg,  and Harpsichordist Yuko Tanaka.

One of the major music festivals in Europe, Istanbul Festival is organized by Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation once a year. For details visit their web site www.iksv.org

Cem Duru÷z has performed at Carnegie Hall/Weill Recital Hall on April 12, 2004.

"There were gorgeous moments of sudden quietude and serenity; Mr. Duruoz would tastefully wait for just the right moment to slow down the tempo, giving the music special cadential moments." -New York Concert Review

For the full review featured in the Summer 2004 issue of New York Concert Review, please visit the concerts page.


A video of Duru÷z' Aranjuez performance (4MB, non-streaming):


Cem Duru÷z has performed Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey.

Under the baton of Maestro Michel Tabachnik, Duru÷z performed the famous guitar concerto to a full house audience in Ankara and later in Denizli. The PSO Hall in Ankara seats about a thousand. For a broadband (DSL) video clip click on the picture to the left (Windows Media format, 4MBytes).

Cem Duru÷z will perform in USA, Poland, Mexico, Spain and Turkey this season.

For more details please visit the concerts page.

Cem Duru÷z' second CD, Contemporary Music for Guitar:

PiŔces de Viole - Marin Marais, Cem Duru÷z' world premiere guitar recording:


"Contemporary Music for Guitar" includes new works written for Cem Duru÷z as well as Five Bagatelles by Walton and Synchronisms #10 by Davidovsky. Details are in the Recordings section.


Cem Duru÷z' first solo CD solely consists of his guitar transcriptions of gamba works, "PiŔces de Viole", by French Baroque composer, Marin Marais. For full texts of reviews visit www.piecesdeviole.com.

"Throughout this disc, Duru÷z's versatility is amply demonstrated, as his laudable proselytising on behalf of contemporary music." - Classical Guitar Magazine

"With a masterful command of color and tenuto, Duru÷z breathes life into an extremely dense program. His disc of Contemporary music overflows with color." - Guitarra Magazine

"Duru÷z redefines the performance of French Baroque music on the guitar with this recording." - Guitarra Magazine

"Stylish, elegant and unexpectedly idiomatic." - American Record Guide


"Committed playing and devotion to beauty of sound and thought." - Paros Life, Greece


"A sonority so pure and so clear; just like his last name." - The Republic (Cumhuriyet), Turkey

An animation by
Victor Ingrassia, with David Hahn's Shore Morning, recorded by
Cem Duruöz in his CD
Contemporary Music for Guitar