COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS
Yücel Pasmakçi was born in Istanbul in 1935. He entered Istanbul Radio in 1954 as a performer of saz, and went on to work at the Municipal Conservatory as a baglama performer from 1961-1972. He collected hundreds of folk songs from all corners of Turkey. One of the founders of the Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory of Turkish Music, he worked for many years at this institution as an instructor. He continues his teaching career today at the Haliç University Conservatory.