Tayfun Guttstadt (D/TUR; Ney and other instruments)

Tayfun Guttstadt, Artistic Consultant to YSW this year, is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer from a Turkish-German family, born in Hamburg. He finished his B.A. in Musicology and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Hamburg with a work on the tuning system of Ottoman Classical Music. 

In 2016, Tayfun moved to Berlin and finished a M.A in Religion & Culture at the Humboldt University Berlin. Since then he has become an established part of the music scene in Germany and beyond, playing with names such as Yinon Muallem, Özlem Taner, Yair Dalal, Alan Bern, Wassim Mukdad, Betin Güneş, Danai Loukidi, Milad Khawam, Daniel Kahn and many more. 

He is also well known for his workshops on Makam music, presented at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Yiddish Summer Weimar, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, and the Berlin Exploratorium, among others.

His debut album „tarâpzâde“, in which he blends modern hiphop with classical Turkish music, was just released and has already gained much attention.


Photo: Anton Tal

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