Boğaziçi Youth Choir

Istanbul, Turkey

Masis Aram Gozbek conductor

Mert Can Dursun assistant conductor


Boğaziçi Youth Choir was established in 2014 by conductor Masis Aram Gözbek under the roof of “World Champion” Boğaziçi Jazz Choir. The choir was emerged as an important step towards the further development of choral music awareness and the common value of polyphony in Turkey. They performed at more than 100 concerts and won 12 awards in festivals in different cities of Turkey.

Masis Aram Gözbek was born in 1987 in İstanbul. He attended many competitions, festivals and master classes. He led workshops and performances with internationally acclaimed choirs abroad and won numerous awards, including YTÜ ’Rectorship Award’, ’The Most Successful Young Person’ award at the Turkey finals of the 19th TOYP and the ’Young Conductor Special Award’ in the 35th International May Choir Competition. He was a jury member at the European Music Festival for Young People Neerpelt in 2018 and at the May Choir Competition -a member of European Grand Prix- in 2019. Most recently, he has been selected as one of the finalists in the World Choral Conducting Competition which will be held in July 2019 in Hong Kong. He is the founder and artistic director of Boğaziçi Jazz Choir, Boğaziçi Youth Choir and MAGMA Choirs and also a lecturer at the Haliç University Conservatory, Opera and Concert Singing Department.

The choir comes from the charming city of İstanbul.


Title Composer
Pseudo Yoik Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)
Yeniden (Anew) Hasan Uçarsu (b. 1965)
Do Tri Momi (Next to the Three Girls) Dragan Shuplevski (1933-2001)
Kasar Mie La Gaji (The Earth is Tired) Alberto Grau (b. 1937)
Nyon Nyon Jake Runestad (b. 1986)
Yayla Yollarında Yürüyüp Gelir
(She Comes Walking by the Plateau Roads)
Deniz Yıldız (b. 1985)
Kızılcıklar Oldu Mu (Have the Cornelian Cherries ripened?) Hasan Önsöz (b. 1969)
Kara Üzüm Salkımı (Bunch Of Black Grapes) Erdal Tuğcular (b. 1961)
Yol Havası (Road Tune) Erdal Tuğcular (b. 1961)
Do Tri Momi (Next to the Three Girls) Dragan Shuplevski (1933-2001)