About Us

LOA/Apricot Tree is a cultural movement based on performing arts founded by artist and gifted pianist Dr. Ayşe Taşpınar Gatenyo. The movement is dedicated to developing cross-cultural understanding and communication between cultures of the Near East and beyond. Apricot Tree aims to contribute to building global communities of harmony.

LOA/Apricot Tree is an independent non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural engagement between various communities indigenous to the Near East. Our mission is to promote understanding and communication between people; and inspire younger generations to build a peaceful future. We develop cultural exchange programs based on performing arts, with an emphasis on music, to develop empathy between diverse groups.

Bringing people from various communities indigenous to the Near East to foster cross-cultural engagement and understanding.