In Istanbul Music Festival 1996, Melihat Gülses sang Turkish – Greek songs in the concert called “The Songs of Istanbul & Rembetiko”. She has also been recorded as the soloist of Istanbul Hanımları Ensemble, in the album ‘Chant du Harem’ in 1997. In between her works with Kudsi Ergüner, a master of traditional Mevlevi Sufi (and one of the best-known players of the Turkish ney flute), she also performed in CRR Concert Hall for the '45th Year in Art of Cinucen Tanrikorur' concert. She was presented an award for 'Traditional Music Encouragement' by music magazine Mavi Nota in 1998.
She has performed as soloist in the concerts ‘The Fantasies from Past Through Today’, ‘From Classic to Fantasy’ (27th International Music Festival), and ‘From the Root to Future’ under the direction of Conductor Ihsan Özer with a special Turkish music orchestra. She has also performed in Athens, in the concert called “Zaharya” with Greek singer ‘Kiryakos Kalaycidis’ featuring ‘En Chordais Ensemble’ in 2000, and the album of that concert was released in Greece. Melihat Gülses was awarded by MUZDAK (The Council Of Classical Turkish Music) in 2003, for her contribution to Classical Turkish Music after her two releases ‘Narçiçeğim’ (2001 - The Association of Classical Turkish Music Publishing), and ‘Eylül Şarkıları’ (Incesaz Ensemble, 2002). As of now, she is still keeping out her occupation in TRT Istanbul Radio. She is married with Necip Gülses (tanbur performer and composer) and is a mother of two children. Albums: 1.
Tatyos Efendi (1996) [Traditional Crossroads] 2. Istanbul'dan Atina'ya Türküler (2000) [Akustik Yapim] 3. Eylül Sarkilari (2002) [Kalan Müzik] 4. Hüznün Hikâyesi (2004) [Akustik Yapim] 5.
Narçiçegim (2005) [Akustik Yapim] 6. Narçiçegim 2 (2005) [Akustik Yapim]. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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