COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS
NİKOGOS AĞA (NİKOGOS TAŞCIYAN)
Nikogos Ağa was born in 1835 in Hasköy and was of Armenian origin. He first studied music with Karabet Aga, and later with Dede Efendi. Although Nikogos Ağa was Christian, he was greatly interested in Turkish religious music, and in order to master the several ayîns, na't and other religious forms that he had learned, he continued at the Mevlevîhanes. Nikogos Ağa, a very successful composer, died in 1885.