Michael Schiefel, one of Germany’s most original singers, and BMC Records also publishes several publications as a band leader. He recently spent six months in Istanbul as a resident instructor at the Tarabya Cultural Academy. During his stay there was a brand new program for solo and piano trio. Michael Schiefel Istanbul Quartet has chosen the outstanding pianist, Kaan Bıyıkoğlut, the bassist Apostol Siderist, and drummer Ekin Cengizkan for his companions. According to Michael, “all the songs of the program were inspired by the city of Istanbul: the Dolphins of the Bosphorus, the tea gardens, the cats and the dogs, sometimes the stomach ache and always many tenderness”.