Prizewinner in the International Portland Guitar Competition. Performances: solo and ensemble concerts in U.S., Turkey, and Spain. Interests: classical guitar repertoire; lute and vihuela music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods; 19th-century Romantic guitar music; 20th century works, especially those based on various folk traditions; composing and arranging solo and ensemble music based on traditional Turkish music. Pedagogical philosophy: combining musical and physical aspects of guitar-playing technique from the beginning level, influenced by Benjamin Vedery's pedagogical concept of "sound and sensation." Works in Progress: a pedagogical book on designing individualized technical training programs based on exercise physiology principles; assisting Professor Frank Koonce to revise his celebrated edition of "the Solo Lute Works of J.S.Bach."