Camerata in Pera
Hande Cangökçe & Kaan Buldular


19 October 2019 / 17:00 Past Activity

Pera Museum is bringing chamber music to the museum in the new season! Programmed with the art direction of performance of Turkish State Polyphonic Choir’s principal conductor Burak Onur Erdem, “Pera’da Camerata” will feature Hande Cangökçe and Kaan Buldular at 17:00 on Saturday, October 19.

Prior to the concert will be a “Conversation Session” for a limited number of music enthusiasts who would like to have a conversation on music production processes, chat with the musicians and exchange insights. Hande Cangökçe and Kaan Buldular will meet guests at 16:00 to talk about baroque music, castrati and lute.

16.00 – 16.45 Conversation Session
17.00 – 18.00 Concert


Conversation Session + Concert


Gelido in Ogni Vena                                                     

A. Vivaldi

Plaite Sur la Mort de Michel Lambert                   

M. Du Buisson

Laschia Ch’io Pianga                                                     

G. F. Haendel

Ah, Ch'infelice Sempre                                                   

A. Vivaldi

Alto Giove                                                                        

N. Porpora

Kontrtenor         Kaan Buldular
Archlute             Hande Cangökçe

Hande Cangökçe obtained her undergraduate degree, master’s degree and proficiency in art under the supervision of Bekir Küçükay in Istanbul University State Conservatory. She was named associate professor in 2017. In Strasbourg, France, she was accepted  to the guitar for soloists program in the Académie Superiéure de Musique Conservatory, studied interpretation of classical guitar under Susana Prieto and interpretation of baroque music, therbo and continuo under Professor Yasunori Imamura. As a student, she had the chance to work with world-famous trainers and virtuosos such as Zoran Dugic, Lily Afshar, Marco Socias, Liviu Georgescu, Bosko Radojkovic, Hopkinson Smith, Carlo Marchione and Tilmann Hoppstock and received invitations from many conservatories in Europe. As a guitarist, Cangökçe has performed as soloist in numerous international festivals, in concertos and also hosted the Turkey and world premieres of numerous pieces. 

Kaan Buldular graduated from the Opera-Singing Department in Istanbul University State Conservatory. He worked with Lynn Trepel Çağlar as a student. After graduation Buldular,  who is the first Turkish countertenor, joined Opern Werkstatt in Switzerland, masterclass programs by the Austrian Baroque Academy in Austria, worked in baroque style and gave concerts. As of 2003, he’s been member of the Istanbul Baroque Society. Kaan Buldular has won awards at various competitions such as Young Soloists of Izmir and Antique Arias and was named The Male Opera Singer of the Year in Donizetti Music Awards in 2017. Kaan Buldular has performed with major symphony orchestras in Turkey including the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and Bursa Regional State Symphony Orchestra. He took part in baroque festivals as soloist in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Belgium. Since 2011, he has been a leading performer of the Bajazet opera by Vivaldi and Handel’s Giulio Cesare as part of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet. He has also performed as a soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and State Polyphonic Choir, in addition to serving as a soloist also in the Troy opera by Ankara State Opera and Ballet. Kaan Buldular is also an instructor in the Singing Major of the Music Department in Nişantaşı University. 

Tickets (40 TL) can be obtained on Biletix or in Pera Museum on the day of the concert. Friends of Pera Museum are entitled to 50% discount. Seats are limited and general admission applies.