Ara Dinkjian: Guestbook
January 17, 2017
bazı şeyleri anlatmaya kelimeler yetmez ya işte tam öyle bir yerdeyim... Afıınıza sığınıyorum
Bu ülkede yaşayan bir alevi olarak çocukluğumdan beri öteki olmaktan, ezilmekten, hor görülmekten,rencide edilmekten kurtulamadım. Müziğiniz içimde saklı kalan sesimi ortaya çıkardı sanki, herkesin duymadığı
ve anlayamayacağı hislerime tercüman oldunuz. yakında Kars yolculuğum var. Ani harabelerinde Ermenistan sınırında sizi dinlerken yüreğimde kederinizi duyacağım, buruk bir mutluluk eşliğinde... iyi ki tanıdım sizi. müziğiniz ve yüreğiniz hiç susmasın.
June 9, 2016
Under what rock have I been sleeping ?? I was living in New Jersey for 10 years and I had never realized that you were not too far..!! in Fort Lee. Tough Luck!!
Heavenly compositions, as well as classical pieces resurrected like I've never heard them before.
I certainly hope to catch up with you on your next concert.
All my love and respect to your virtuosity.
Ahmet Kamil Özün
April 6, 2016
I had the honor of being among the audience today at "Tophane".
Once again I would like to congratulate you for your fantastic performance.
Personally, I am an admiror of "Oud", the fantastic instrument, and I listen different artists every day, like "Udi Hrant" "Engin Kızılay" and others. Especially "Taxims".
I will be following you.
I wish you success in your career in the future.
I hope Americans can discover your music, and appreciate its value !
August 2, 2015
Your interpretation of Armenian Music attempting to record the Dirbekiri Dialect has inspired me to search my family's heritage from Hadjin. It also makes me wonder how many dialects are included in our Armenian language, as you've used some local musical instruments. Asdvadz Bahe kez.
July 9, 2015
I listen "yine mi çiçek" again and again. I can't stop loving it. How graceful and indescribably beautiful. Please come Turkey again and never leave. We love you
May 21, 2015
I had been your concert at IKSV so it was beautiful. After your concert I & husband much interested about you so we learned about your father too. I and husband impressed your family life and Onnik Uncle music. I confess we addicted Onnik Uncle albums. I just very sorry to discover both of you very late. I wished to join your concert in Istanbul and Diyarbakır too but didn't know :( I really want to know when you and Onnik uncle come to Turkey again.
May 5, 2015
Hi Ara ,
I just wanted to say that you and your father Onnik were amazing in your concert which appeared in 30 of April in Boğaziçi University. I live in Istanbul but originally I'm from Mardin/Turkey ; therefore me and and my family were attracted by your music pretty much. What you performed on that stage bring us to our hometown and it showed me again that we are people from same origin and same culture .I hope in one of your concerts in Turkey I can come to the backstage and talk to you .
Salutions from Istanbul :)
April 19, 2015
Yo Uncle Ara
Just wanted to say hi after stumbling on a great article about your father. Wishing you and your family health and happiness from San Diego California.
Michael Nersesian (Arthur Nersesian's son)
April 8, 2015
I would like to salute you and your father, Onnik, as well.
Yesterday, I watched the documentary "Garod" and was impressed so much.
Having strolled the old streets of Diyarbakir last year, I was shocked the remnants of the Armenian culture there and amazed with the renovated St. Giragos Armenian Church.
There were people coming from abroad as well and I saw almost the same mood on their face with your father's, while he was visiting. Can't describe well enough, but it was like seeing an old friend, happy to see him, but saddened really deep inside as he becomes old.
Lastly, I would like to thank you cordially for your precious compositions that Sezen Aksu sang, which every man fallen in love found something :)
April 2, 2015
I had just said that I love you . However, everybody love you:) Secret trio II is amazing again but Onnik's new album is really precious. I am not an Armanian but I think when they gone our music died also. We need more bridges to not forget all the beatifull things. Now we are playing your pieces at Faruk Türünzs workshop. We feel honored. I hope you will create more:)
Besides I listened this song below and I wonder who is the performers?Is it an album?
March 12, 2015
I`m a musician/Oudplayer(5years) from Germany and just wanna say THANK YOU for the wonderfull music you give to the world.
Esspecially your music with the Secret Trio moves me more than any other music in the last 30 Years.
All the best for you ,keep on playing and composing your fantastic music in good health!!!
Kind + respectfull greatings,
February 19, 2015
Şarkılarının modası hiç geçmiyor sürekli dinliyoruz iyiki varsın Ara Seni çok seviyoruz.
November 17, 2014
Hi Ara jannn, I am an Armenian girl, playing oud over 6 years, and you are the only oud player, that is playing like for my soul. I would like to have all the notes, that you can send me and try to play. Thank you so much, I really hope you will see this comment and answer me anytime.
November 8, 2014
Selam ve Saygılar,
Biliyorum, imkansız birşey isteğim lakin, Ara'ya ulaşmak istiyorum.
Diyarbakır'a misafir etmek istiyorum.
Doğduğu yerde ağırlamak istiyorum
September 18, 2014
hi ara im interested in violincello.. and i will play to my girl friend a song called the long goodbye pleace send to me its notes.. love your music:)
August 14, 2014
As long as we have people like you who can make an instrument tell a story; make it come to life and talk with each of its strings, there is no extinction to us even in exile. At the port of Constantinople or Marseille or Ellis Island, or anywhere in the world there is nowhere for us without entries. We could go anywhere and return anywhere as long as we can create this music. And as long as I hear this music of hope, creativity, and faith, I will keep pushing the pen and even if they don't write our entry, I will write all our papers at Ellis Island)) To all Night Arkers: Yureginize saglik. Shnorhagalem. Armen
July 30, 2014
Hi Ara, how are you? I hope you get this message while in great health and doing wonderful. I just wanted to say excellent job on the last project with the Secret Trio and on what you said in the interview you guys had with the Raduo Turkum. I really liked your answers and the way you introduced yourself and the good points you mentioned about your family, especially the religious aspect of the family. I am very proud of you and I am a big fan of Armenian music. I myself play with Armenian singers and musicians. I play with Shahien Gregorian here from Michigan and thru him I met a number of great Armenian singers. Just to name a few, Zareh Kasperian, Shiraz from California, Steve from Florida, and a number of others that are local here in Michigan. Once again congratulations on your latest release and good job on the interview with Raduo Turkum.
June 12, 2014
Merhaba, Belkide sundugunuz müzigi defalarca farkina,
adinizi bilmeden Türkiye dinlemisimdir! Dün, Istanbul-
Havalimanindan ayrilmadan önce tesadüfen sizin CD'yi
"Finding Songs" aldim. Simdi, Almanyada Müziginizi
hos bir keyifle dinliyorum. Tessekkürler, Sagolun!!!!
February 15, 2014
Senelerdir merak ettiğim bir durum var. Ağladıkça şarkısının bestesini acaba Ahmet Kaya için mi yapmıştı yoksa Eleftheria Arvanitaki için mi? Bestenin mazisini çok merak ediyorum. Saygılarımla.
February 2, 2014
Thank you for your music ! Enjoyed concert at Carnegie Hall with Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Any upcoming events in NYC ? Beautiful music !!
January 28, 2014
J'ai découvert votre musique qui me rappelle mon père jouant ces morceaux avec son oud ou son violon. Je suis très très émue, à quand votre prochain concert à Lyon?Très cordialement à vous ALICE
January 13, 2014
after seen the movie "against the wall", after listening to the soundtrack, after falling in love to your composed song "yine mi cicek" and texted by the wonderful and deeply missed Meral Okay...
I just want to say thank all of you, Meral and Ara, and also the singers Sezen and Cihan... for this wonderful masterpiece of music, with that unique sound of oud, the melancolic mood the "hüzün", which is so touching...
Bahtiyar with greetings from Munich
January 3, 2014
i love your music. Makes me so happy!
thank you! i love you!!!!
January 2, 2014
ı'm sorry for my bad english.you have always the bert performance and ı love your music so much. my favorite song ''the long goodbye'' ı write you from diyarbakır.l hope one day l will see you.thanks for all wonderful music.
December 28, 2013
Hayatım boyunca hiçbir sanatçı veya ünlü bir kişiye imzalı fotoğrafınızı alabilir miyim demedim.Fakat sizden bu isteğimi yerine getirmenizi istiyorum.Bozkırlanızın yeşermiş olması dileğimle.
October 29, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful music!
A great gift for the world.
October 28, 2013
My wife and I saw you perform with The Secret Trio at the Woodstock Playhouse on October 26. We have not heard of you or The Secret Trio before that night, and while the real draw to the concert for us was Al Petteway, one of our favorite guitarists, I must say that The Secret Trio stole the show. Your music was a complete surprise that gave us an exciting, unique experience that we will not soon forget. We hope to see you again soon.
May 17, 2013
searched for all day but couldn't find which tuning version you are using. could you please declare this :)
Azad Or Armenian Daily Newspaper
May 2, 2013
Յարգելի պրն. Արա Տինքճեան,
Համերգի մը կազմակերպման գծով կը փափաքինք կապ հաստատել ձեր հետ: Արդեօ՞ք կարելի է ձեր մէյլի հասցէն ունենալ, յաւելեալ տեղեկութիւններ փոխանցելու համար
April 22, 2013
You came and performed for my class today, and honestly, I can say that I have heard fewer things as pure and beautiful as your Oud playing. It was truly inspiring to hear, having never heard an Oud before. Thank you for the fantastic experience.
March 22, 2013
Hi, I love your music. I am 53 and I began to play oud last year. My favorite song is Yine mi Cicek who was singing Sezen Aksu. If you give , I love to get that song's note for oud... Thanks ... Good wishes...
January 7, 2013
First,I'm sorry for my bad English.I discovered you when I watch Kardes Turkuler's Agladikca and then I listened your composition.They're awesome.And this is why I write to you.
PETER BEDROSIAN III
December 29, 2012
There is only one "Onnik Dinkjian" he is an
Armenian Icon with magnificent voice, unmatched in Armenian Traditional songs.
Ara Dinkjian is also a superb musician and
virtuoso mandolin artist.
November 27, 2012
Ani from Athens, last night at Pallas you were unique , thank you all very much for your wonderful music and the hours you gave us
Alexia Akkaya de Angelis
October 8, 2012
Your song 'Yine Mi Cicek' has been the soundtrack to my marriage. I am looking for a copy of the songs sheet music to make a beautiful framed copy in my house - please let this dream come true.
August 1, 2012
Thanks for transmitting & creating the sounds of our land with your heart from far away..Love from Diyarbakir
June 7, 2012
Üstad senin bu dünyada var olduğunu az önce youtube sayesinde öğrendim.Demekki okumakla iş bitmiyormuş gözünü açmakta lazımmış dünyaya.Yürekten gelen bu namelerin için varolasın diyarbakırlı Ara.
March 8, 2012
Ah Ara, eline yuregine saglik, seni dinledigim her an kendimi cok iyi hissediyorum, NJde kucuk bir kentte elimde rakim arada besteledigin guzel parcalari dinlemenin keyfini anlatsam da yetmez, sagolasin...
December 28, 2011
!!! Dear , Üstad ... I really appreciate you for something. By the advice of my friend , I listened to one of your songs with cümbüş. In fact , I really want to buy an oud , but as I am a student I bought a cümbüş with the soul of you . because my family did not know this. but I don't regret for this..thank you and I am coming four your concerts in Turkey !!!
October 31, 2011
Thank you for the music in WOMEX last Friday. It brought me peace and joy, thanks again!
Best wishes from Copenhagen
August 31, 2011
I thank you so much for your music. I am a singer and will have the pleasure to play two of your songs (Ta kormia ke ta macheria & Logia pou Fylaga), in a concert of Mediterranian music in Palma de Mallorca, the 14th of september. We will play with musicians from the Symph. Orchester from Mallorca and my band and we had today our rehearsal.
I only needed to express my happiness and share it with you.
Hope you have a good day, week and life!
Saludos de corazón
I see you will be onstage the same day. I like it!
July 25, 2011
Sevgili Ara besteleriniz dünyayı kucaklıyor,Ud ve Cümbüşünüz yüreğimizi.Temenli ederimki yüreğiniz hep ilhamla dolsun
July 15, 2011
hemşehrim, senin kadar güzel çalana rastlamamıştım Urfa divanını, Allah senden razı olsun. Emeğine sağlık. Aya İrini'de konserde seslendirdiğin bu güzel eseri telefonuma gelen çağrılar için zil sesi yaptım. ellerin dert görmesin. keşke sen ve senin gibiler yine yanımızda, yakınımızda olaydı :( tıpkı ermeni asıllı amcam gibi...sen ve seni yetiştirenlerin körüne nur yağsın!
July 13, 2011
Ara's music is so inspiring to me. He makes the only music in the world which I can listen to over and over and over and over, and still weep every time. Thank you. It is my dream to make music with you some day.
-Zach, Baritone Saxophone Jazz student at CCNY, Manhattan NYC
Audrey Marie Doherty
July 8, 2011
I am a World Music DJ at my local radio station, Inishowen Community Radio, in Donegal, Ireland. I'm featuring the music of Greece on my next show & I love Eleftheria Arvanitaki. Dinata Dinata is one of my very favourite songs! Hello from Ireland. Bless, Audrey : )
May 21, 2011
Yaptığınız müziklerin hepsi birbirinden güzel. Emeğinize, yüreğinize sağlık. Canlı performansınızı canlı canlı görmek inşallah nasip olur banada.
April 28, 2011
You made only one compose for Ahmet Kaya - "Agladikca" and it was a super hit.....
April 26, 2011
I love you:)
April 18, 2011
you touch my heart!
March 17, 2011
I am a big fan of yours. In fact you are the reason why I began to play the oud. I wonder if you can send me the scores for the semai you played at the concert in Aya Irini? I didn't hear that before, it is new isn't it? It was wonderfull..
March 13, 2011
Thank you for Hagia Irene Museum performing tonight(13rd of march)... It was wonderful listening your music in Istanbul.
Congratulations Baron Ara yev ıngernerı :)
March 13, 2011
Hi! I heard that your concert was brilliiant in Aya İrini tonight, I wonder if you will come to Ankara , too .
March 12, 2011
güncel haberlwrinizi ve proğram bilgilerinizi almak istiyorum,,,
face book sayfanız varmı?
March 9, 2011
You are perfect.....
The long goodbyeeeeeeeee
January 25, 2011
Hi Ara.your music and your exceptional playing makes me cry!
Thanks and best wishes,have long good life!!
January 21, 2011
Thank you for this great music!!
Best wishes from Germany!
January 2, 2011
I AM THE SON OF LATE ONNIK ARAS.LOVE YOUR MUSIC KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
December 29, 2010
Good morning from Athens, thank you for the wonderful music, you make my day every day :) THANK YOU
December 26, 2010
Hi from uk dinkjian
We r following you,and we need a new songs ...
December 22, 2010
simply i love u Ara Dinkjian...i do it from all my heart
December 19, 2010
I finally had your all albums with Night Ark. (Treasures, Moments, Picture, In Wonderland, Petals on Your Path) I enjoy In Wonderland and Petals on Your Path most. But the others are good as well. I wish you to come Turkey with Night Ark...
December 16, 2010
Sevgili Ara ustad. Sizi dinlemek buyuk keyif. Beni baska alemlere goturuyorsunuz. Istanbul da konser bekliyoruz. Saygilar ve sevgiler..
Saglikla ve sevgiyle kal.
October 30, 2010
I would to send Ara Dinkjian a mail and to ask him if hecan bring some of cd's when he comes to Isreal on 11.11.2010- i will in his concert and in his classroom the next day- thank u very much
October 23, 2010
Thank you so much for your wonderful gifts of music on Friday evening at the Woodstock Luthiers Invitational. Outstanding!
October 20, 2010
dear ara dinkjian;
i think you know but i want to say you are the best!and you will come to turkey.
October 9, 2010
Gecen seneki woodstock sovunuzu kacirdiktan sonra bir daha hic karsilasamayacagimizi saniyordum, yanilmisim..ne buyuk sans, gecenin bu saatinde otururken "vazgectim ve yine mi cicek" dinledikten sonra acaba Ara Dinkjian nerdedir simdi diye dusundum ve takviminize bakip Ekim 22 gorunce ilk basta gecen sene kacirdigim sov oldugunu dusundum ama 2010 gorunce havaya uctum sevincten!! Suan cok mutluyum, 22 Ekim'de Woodtock'da gorusmek uzere Ustadim!
October 2, 2010
hello or merhaba from Turkey !!
Magnicifient Master !!
İ wish u are o.k this is so important for me
because we couldnt listen such great musicians !
i have two album in my archive ( an armenian in america and peace on earth )
believe in me i listen everyday ! and your music touchin in my heart !!
i guess have been in istanbul ago but i missed all :(
i wish u will be come soon !! insallah !!
your music restin' my soul its like a soul therapy !!
i'm tellin about your music to my all friends and my many friends suprised !
yes you are armenian but you are belong this lands ( anatolia ) good luck Big Master !!
God be with u !!
September 18, 2010
parev imin şad agvor ahparigıs kezın muzıklerı sad gı sırem gor yes hayem payc istanbulın mecı gabrımgor ımın hayrens sad agvor ce tırkeren bıdı hosım.. benm dedm Nişan Uzatmacıyan (diyarbakırlı) ben ılk udu ondan dınledm ve vıdeolarınızı gordm tuylerm dıken dıken oldu bukadr guzel bı muzıyen olmaz ınsan zaten haylarda ıllakı bı sannat olucak :) new jerseyden magak abi- zaven amca bende onlar gıbı bızm muzıklere ve yorelere asıgım celal guzelses olsun bana ıstanbulda ıyı bır egıtım alabılıcegm yer tavsıye edermsnz agpar??
August 18, 2010
I just learned that you will give a concert at Jerusalem Oud Festival as Night Ark group. That is very exciting. "After a 10 year absence, Night Ark returns!" I hope you would visit Turkey also with Night Ark.
July 20, 2010
müziginize asigim.oglum olursa adininizi koymak isterim.sizi cok begeniyorum ve cok seviyorum.asigim diyebilirim.neolursunuz konsere icin izmire gelin.
July 18, 2010
Great time playing with you last night! Bon voyage, and break many legs in your shows in Romania, Spain, etc. Don't worry about how you sound ... you look GREAT, ha ha! Just play louder than everybody else, yes. Thanks for everything.
July 13, 2010
Your music has brought me many smiles but also tears. Thank you much and I hope that you'll have some concerts in New Jersey or New York soon.
July 8, 2010
Seni bu ulkeden suren atalarimi allaha havale ediyorum.
kurban olayim sana ve Onnike'e
Rudolf Momjian Pettersen
June 12, 2010
Any chance for a concert in Norway?
June 4, 2010
Love to you my brother.
May 29, 2010
I dont know if there are any words that can discribe your music, i dont think so . . .
Mother Armenia bless you, I'll always be proud to say I'm Armenian as long as we have Armenians like you on this Univers.
May 3, 2010
Great... Just Great... I cant find any word to describe your influence...
May 1, 2010
I wanted to know the name of a melody of yours, that I found in youtube and which I consider unique. There, the title is "Ara Dinkjian in a concert" and is played with your band Night Ark in Jerusalem in the year 1998. Thank you in advance.
April 21, 2010
I so love your music. You are a phainomenon.
April 20, 2010
Bir ah de yeter...
Wonderful! Simply amazing!
Anne Koscielny Hanson
April 2, 2010
Mr. Hanson and I remember you with the greatest pleasure. Congratulations on your fine career.We'd love to make contact with you again. All best wishes for your continued wonderful success.
March 19, 2010
Hallo lieber Ara,
als ein Sohn von einem tuerkischen Vater und einer spanischen Mutter moechte ich mich bei Dir fuer Deine wunderschoene Musik bedanken.
Ich hoffe, Deine Erleuchtung wird ewig & grenzenlos weiter bestehen.
Esteban aus Kiel / Deutschland.
Michele Ricciardi Meussner
March 11, 2010
Congratulations on your wonderful success. It is no doubt as to why you have reached a following throughout the world. Peace and continued blessings...... M.
Anthony T. Rauche
March 10, 2010
You've become such a wonderful international success! It makes me very happy to know that your soul is alive and vibrant. Bravo to you, Ara! Buon auguri per cent' anni!
February 28, 2010
Are you considering to come to İstanbul?I am 22 years old and i have been waiting for this concert for 4 years.I hope you will give a concert soon in İstanbul
February 23, 2010
Hello Mr. Dinkjian
I was wondering for whom you composed "Dinata,Dinata" or "Gel Gel Sarisinim". Was it for Sezen Aksu or Eleftheria or someone else? As far as I know it was first sung by Sezen Aksu. Does that mean you first sold it to Sezen Aksu and then Eleftheria?
Thanks in advance
February 15, 2010
Hello Ara: I was wondering where you are based. I am looking for an oud player for my recording project this week in NYC. Would be interested in chatting with you if you are in the US and on the east coast.
thanks so much
February 8, 2010
My origins comin' from East part of Mediterranean harbour. This kind of music is like a community of people that anjoy life, peace and love.
Good luck, kali tichi, buona fortuna
February 2, 2010
Ara, Ara the voices getting louder and louder it's time now for some soul concerts in Turkey and Germany.. Saygilar, Ernes
ANA MARIA NADJARIAN
January 28, 2010
Your music is wonderful; I like it very much. Your music goes to my heart. Congratulations!
January 5, 2010
you keep the harmonies of the past alive and inject new soul.
January 3, 2010
I guess you wonder the city your ancestors lived. I am from Amed (Diyarbakir) or armenians once called as Tigranagert.
Come to Diyarbakir! Give a concert here and see the streets where your ancestors lived in.
December 23, 2009
Happy Holidays to you and your family. Greetings from all of us.
December 9, 2009
I play the oud and am self taught and play totally by ear. I love your music and am learning and practicing your music. The oud is an amazing instrument and you truly do it justice. If you ever come to California, I would love to see you and hear you play. Philip, a fellow Armenian in America.
December 8, 2009
I saw yr show (and yurdal and Taisir) at Jerusalem 2 weeks ago- i enjoyed it very much.
You play with yr soul !!!
November 19, 2009
A relative/friend just told me about Dinkjian. My wife and I are very much attracted by the Oud; she plays several stringed instruments, but, alas, not the Oud; I am an avid audi-ence. We are both very eager to hear Dinkjian; is there anyone reading this who could make some suggestions?
November 17, 2009
Ara, come to Greece again!!!
November 11, 2009
We `re living for the day to perform live in Athens-Greece!
November 2, 2009
hayallerimden birisi, sözlerini Sezen Aksu' nun yazdigi ''vazgeçtim'' isimli besteni,ermenice,kürtçe,grekçe sözlerle söylemek...bu bestende sanki ibadet eder gibi bir hal geliyor insana..muhtesem,sonsuz tesekkür ederim...hep baris ve hep sevgi...ilkim
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October 29, 2009
slm Ara; yine mi çeçek ,ağladıkça. beni alıp götürüyor iç alemime. Ya rabbi nasıl eserler bunlar. duygularla şarklıar bir arada. sana çooooooook teşekkür eder bizi müzik zevkinden mahrum etme. bizim memlekette ermenileri sevmezler ama ben sana hayranım.her zaman.sen de sevdim herseyi.