Horacio Hernandez is recognised as a extraordinary drummer and has won many awards throughout his career, including a Grammy.Kiko has a signature ride cymbal with Istanbul Mehmet.After the death of Agop in a 1997 tragic boat fire, Mehmet kept control of the factory, selling cymbals under the Istanbul Mehmet name, while members of Agop’s family established their own company and produces the Istanbul Agop line.Our interview with Mehmet for the NAMM Oral History program was completed in Frankfurt Germany on March 30, 2006.
Both men took personal care over the company, hand making and signing each and every product.
Lithe and gamine, with an easygoing demeanor, she is one of Japan’s most recognizable faces.
With a career in magazines and advertising dating back to childhood, the now-27-year-old has become an essential part of the nation’s fashion scene—visible for her clothing collaborations, campaigns, and thousands of billboards plastered around Shibuya.
Mehmet Tamdeger’s mentor was Mikkail Zilcan, who taught him everything the master craftsmen knew about cymbal making.
Mehmet was born in the same small village outside Istanbul, Turkey where cymbal making is thought to have been developed in 1623.