Praised by the Washington Post as a “major talent of international caliber”, for Şirin Pancaroğlu, discovering a variety of musical identities for the harp is a central endeavor. Trained as a classical musician, the leading harpist of Turkey is equally active in the realm of Turkish traditional music, improvisation, electronic music, tango and semi-staged performances as she is in mainstream harp repertoire to which she contributes with new works commissioned for her. Regular collaborations with performers and composers of diverse backgrounds have led Pancaroğlu to cross boundaries between musical styles often resulting in music that has been perceived as opening the path to new genres.
Caught in Action
My latest activities
The Shape of Music Today
Here is the ongoing adventures of a dessert that made its way into music, much to everyone's delight
Talking about the Müştemilat Project
A little interview about my musical journeys in rural Aegean with the Müştemilat Kumpanya Project
Remembering Ayla Eryüksel
My own eulogy to Ayla Eryüksel, the Turkish fashion designer who dressed me for the last 17 years
Concert at the 1st Global Refugee Forum, Geneva
Performance at the Global Refugee Forum, Geneva, Switzerland
Setting up stage in Villages
The new project I am a part of "Müştemilat Kumpanya" is very different from anything else I have done so far. Here is...
Performing in Villages and Small Towns
I am overjoyed to be part of a new project titled “Müştemilat Kumpanya” that consists of six concerts in villages and small towns...
Teaching at the Conservatory in Izmir
I have recently started teaching at the Dokuz Eylul UNiversity State Conservatory in Izmir, Turkey. Here is a glimpse of this new chapter...
Thinking on Life with Music – Part 1
My life with music...the first of a series on this topic
New CD Release
My twelfth CD is now released. It is Ottoman relaxation music, made on measurement to the largest of all Turkish hamams (bath), the...
My New Editions Released
My editions of Bora Uymaz' harp music are now published
My wonderful colleague Prof Bernatovic and souvenirs from Slovenian masterclass in January 2018