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Yavuz Kenarda was born in 1988 Bursa, Turkey. He grew up in a musical environment because of his father Osman Kenarda as “Neyzen”, “Ney maker” and “Tanbur player”. Since he was young he likes to play sports therefore he studied “Tennis Coaching” at Anadolu University and graduated from this field of study. Playing Ney was like a hobby during university years but after being influenced by “Kutbi Nayi Niyazi Sayın”, who was a Master of Neyzens, as a teacher playing Ney became the only occupation for Yavuz Kenarda. After returning from the academy, he continued to the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Turkish Music Conservatory. He has learnt playing Ney with Osman Kenarda and Neyzen-Calligrapher Ömer Yildiz and he made an apprenticeship for along time and he opened a “Ney Workshop” in “Eskişehir Kurşunlu Külliyesi Mevlevihanesi”  in 2010. He started to work as a neyzen and ney producer in Eskişehir Mevlevihanes since April 2010. He has been working with Qanun player Emre Türe and with “Aşkı Sada” ensemble since 2010. He has been continuing to give concerts composed of instrumental works. Since 2011 he has been continuing to work as a Ney Instructor at “Odunpazarı Public Education Center”. He represented his country Turkey as a Ney producer and a Neyzen at the “ITB Berlin Fair”  in 2012 and the “World Tree Festival”  in 2015. In 2013, he passed the exam, which was opened by the “Ministry of Culture and Tourism of T.C”  and received the artist's identity as the Ney producer of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. He gave some lecturers and conferences about Ney production at Mustafa Kemal University Mustafa Yazıcı State Conservatory and Trakya University Music Department. With the Foundation of the Turkish Capital of the World in 2013, the 6 projects prepared by him were accepted with the theme of "Development of Ney instruments and performance of things that can not be done due to physical insufficiency". He worked with “Tepebaşı Municipality” as a Ney instructor in “19 Mayıs Youth Center during 2014-2016” . Ney producing, ney lessons, concert performances and “Mevlevi Sema Ayin-i Şerif” concerts are still being performed by Yavuz Kenarda at  “Eskişehir Odunpazarı Kurşunlu Külliyesi (Eskişehir Mevlevihanesi)”. He is married and has a daugther her name is “Nefes” means breath.

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