TOBAV IZMIR MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA
A polyphonic mandolin orchestra was founded at the beginning of 2012-2013 academic year within the body of State Theatre, Opera and Ballet Employees Foundation (TOBAV) Izmir Branch under the leadership of Izmir State Opera and Ballet Soloist Hüseyin Genç. Prof. Memduh Özdemir, Prof. Tahsin Kılıç ve and Ass.Prof. Metin Aydın were also included in the founder staff.
Our orchestra, which started to work under supervision of Prof. Memduh Özdemir, continues its journey with conduct and piano accompaniment of Dr. Cemile Cabbar since 2015. Our orchestra, which has performed more than thirty concerts since its foundation, progressively continues its works with almost 40 members.
Our orchestra which was founded in order to show the things that can be achieved with mandolin, to promote and endear mandolin, to get in touch with already founded mandolin orchestras and create a common repertoire, and to replace mandolin in music education is the collective work of patriotism.
This magnificent instrument is not only a music instrument but also is one of the enlightenment struggle symbols of a country. We are proud of our orchestra which strengthens this perception and causes dense gatherings at its each concert.
TOBAV IZMIR MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA, which brings numerous music lovers together with the same feelings in many activities, will continue its journey with the same determination and artistic perfection.With the strength, respect and love we feel thanks to your very existence.
YES TO ART also with Mandolin!