Mustafa Stefan Dill opens Oud Strings | Music | – taosnews

The transcendental sounds of the Middle East will transfix Taos when the Oud Strings musical instrument supplier opens here in June.

The online shop, once owned and operated by Brian Prunka in Brooklyn, New York, is slated to re-open under the stewardship of one of its most devoted customers, oud player, guitarist and Taoseño Mustafa Stefan Dill.

“I’m glad to have been able to help so many fellow oud players find the right strings,” said Prunka. “My primary work has always been performing and teaching, and I wanted to focus more exclusively on that. It’s just time to move on.”

Prunka closed his Brooklyn operation in June 2020. His shop supplied strings to oud players of all styles around the world, as well as valuable support and advice.

“Brian’s dedication to both service and product is unique, and I needed that when I acquired a new oud,” said Dill. An