Ney Course

Jan Henrickse
NEY course

Course Dates:  Saturdays, 1st February – 21st March

The new term of Ney courses will run on Saturdays and take place at Yunus Emre Institute in London for once a week at 11:00 am – 1:30 pm for Beginners and 2:00 pm -4:30 pm for Intermediates. The course will run for 8 weeks, 20 hours in total.

This 8 week course will give you a brief instruction about the Ney instrument, the Ney consists of a hollow cylinder with finger-holes. Ney’s are in different sizes and they have different names. The most common size to start with is the Kiz Ney. Participants and the teacher will be playing the Kiz Ney during group lessons. The Kiz Ney is not only common to start with; it is also one of the most popular sizes for professionals too. Many soloists perform with the Kiz Ney and it is widely used in ensembles as well.

Course Features

  • Max Students15
  • Duration8 week
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish


Jan Henrickse
Jan Henrickse

Jan Hendrickse is an performer and composer. He studied flute at the Royal College of Music, holds an MA in sound art from University of the Arts London (LCC) and is currently completing a PhD in composition. He has been teaching at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1991 and is a visiting lecturer at a number of other Higher education institutions including Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He has studied Turkish Ney with Kudsi Erguner, Ömer Erdogdular and Murat Ferhat Yegül.

His own work often crosses boundaries of social practice, performance, installation and composition and has been commissioned by Töne festival, Deptford-X, Soundwaves, CHROMA ensemble. He has developed projects for the Barbican Centre, the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Proms, amongst others, as well as leading education and performance projects in Tanzania, Gambia, Thailand, Gaza and the West Bank.

As a performer, he has appeared with a wide range of artists and ensembles including Howard Shore, Ornette Coleman, Nitin Sawhney, David Toop, Mark Fell, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. As a traditional woodwind specialist he is in demand for film soundtrack recordings, and features as a soloist on The Lord of the Rings, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, Troy, Two Brothers, Beloved, The Cell, Chocolat, The Truth about Charlie, Four Feathers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory amongst many others.

Jan has been the presenter of the BBC Internet broadcast journeyThe musical Nomad which researched music and culture in Central Asia in the post-soviet period. His research into collaborative practice Trans-cultural Arts Practice is published in The Reflective Conservatoire (Ashgate/GSMD) and he has been a research associate at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he teaches MMus students. His research interests include freely improvised music, site-specific and socially-engaged practices.

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