Cemil Bey School as performing lute…
Cemil Bey’s nickname was “Tanbûri” which means “the tambur master”. In addition to tambur, he played three-stringed violin of Istanbul, violoncello and lute. One of Ferik Mustafa Pasha’s two sons, General
Pertev Demirhan explains Cemil Bey’s relationship with lute by saying: “In those years, he used to consort with elite performers of the era for instance Andon and Hristo, Civan and Vasil. Thanks to his acquaintances, he became a master lute player. He played lute as if he had played tambur.