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Concert

Young Talent Concert

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  • 05/04/2017
  • 20:00
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
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Young Talent Concert

İlayda Aydın - Berna Kontaş - Selin Nardemir


İlayda Aydın: Cello
Berna Kontaş: Cello
Selin Nardemir: Cello
Zümrüt Alieva: Piano

İlayda Aydın
Born in Istanbul in 1999, İlayda Aydın studied cello in 2013 at the Istanbul University State Conservatory. She started with Sevil Gökdağ. In 2014 she won the second prize in the 18th Young Musician's Cello Competition held in Dobrich, Bulgaria. Then she took part in the Young Talents Concert organized by Akbank Sanat in 2015. Again in 2015, she gave solo and the chamber music concerts in Konstanz, Germany. In 2016 she gave chamber music concerts on Istanbul Woodwind Festival.

She participated cello and chamber music masterclasses of Prof. Erkki Lahesmaa, Ruport Thompson, Igor Naidin and Prof. Lazlo Stocko. She is still continuing her education with Prof. Sevil Gökdağ in the 4th year of high school in İstanbul University State Conservatory.

Şule Berna Kontaş
Şule Berna Kontaş was born in Trabzon in 2000. When her interest in music was noticed at very young ages, she successfully won the talent examinations of the Istanbul University State Conservatory and started her cello education as a student of Prof.Sevil Gökdağ at the age of 10.

She won first prize at the 18th International Young Musicians' Cello Competition held in Dobrich, Bulgaria in 2014, became third in the 11th International Virtuoso Cello Competition in Sofia in 2015. She won the Greece E-Muse Online Music Competition. She also actively participated in the masterclasses of Prof. Erkki Lahesmaa (Finland), Prof. Romain Garioud (France) and Çağ Erçağ in Turkey and Bulgaria. Shee gave concerts at class concerts and congresses held in various places. She continues her education with Sevil Gökdağ.

Selin Nardemir
Born in Istanbul in 1993, Selin Nardemir started studying cello at Istanbul University State Conservatory in 2002 with Prof. Sevil Gökdağ.

During the years of education in the Conservatory she participated masterclasses of Prof. Yovan Markovitch, Ivan Varga, Laressa Groeneveld, Henrik Brendstrup, Daniel Müller Schott, Anatoli Krastev, Erkki Lahesmaa, Alexander Hülshoff and Jiri Barta. In 2014, she became third at the 16th Edirne International Young Musicians' Chamber Music Competition and second at the 18th International Dobrich Young Musicians Cello Competition. She also won the Young Musicians Competition organized by Yamaha and received awards. With Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra she played as the soloist, the first two parts of the Elgar’s Cello Concerto. She participated Pera Music Woodwinds Festivals, Akbank Sanat Young Talents concert.

She lived his first orchestral experience with the Doğuş Children's Symphony Orchestra. Since 2016 she has been a member of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and Cihat Aşkın Ensemble.

Nardemir, who finished high school and university education with honorary degrees, received scholarship of Turkish Education Foundation since her second undergraduate year and continues her education in the cello class of Prof.Sevil Gökdağ.

Ticket: 10 TL

Martin Kohlstedt

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  • 12/04/2017
  • 20:00
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
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Martin Kohlstedt

Intuitively Martin Kohlstedt feels his way through this body of wood, felt hammers and steel strings. The young composer, who grew up in the forests of Thuringia, doesn’t just put on an anonymous fingerplay - he perpetually opens himself up with each and every moment, with every stroke of the keys. It’s an attempt to create something close and personal beyond sophisticated classics or artificial pathos. Kohlstedt isn’t reenacting a play; he’s holding a musical conversation with his instruments. At times he might even lose his self-control and get carried away. Particularly in a concert setting, one might take note of this kind of aggressive straightforwardness, perhaps making him seem vulnerable. If you were standing off to the side, you could even find it cheesy. Nevertheless, the argumentation between character and piece is so fierce, that you just can’t get around it. Consider yourself lucky under these circumstances - because that’s exactly what Martin Kohlstedt needs, this soundbox, his audience.

This exchange was captured within his two albums ”Nacht” (2014) and ”Tag” (2012) (Night and Day respectively), disputed with other artists voices in the form of two corresponding rework EP's and published by his own label ”Edition Kohlstedt”. Besides solo performances, he was a part of the electronica bands Marbert Rocel and Karocel and also does scores for motion pictures.

RELEASES

Tag (2012)
Tag Remixes (2013)
Nacht (2014)
Nacht Reworks (2015)

Adult: 20 TL Student: 10 TL

Sinan Erşahin

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  • 19/04/2017
  • 20:00
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
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Sinan Erşahin

Sinan Erşahin: Guitar

In 1986, he was accepted as a student of Ahmet Kanneci to the Ankara State Conservatory Guitar Department of Hacettepe University where he studied solfege and music theory with İlhan Baran, Turgay Erdener and Ertuğ Korkmaz. He then completed his higher education at Ege University Faculty of Dentistry and was accepted to the performance program of Milan Zelenka as a scholarship student in the "Prague Music Academy" (HAMU). After successfully completing his studies in Prague, he started his postgraduate education at ITU Music Advanced Research Center (MİAM) and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and graduated with MSGSÜ Istanbul State Conservatory's Proficiency in Art Competency.

During his higher education, he founded the Ege University Culture and Art Activities Society. He organized concerts with important musicians like Jorge Cardoso,Juan Falu, Ricardo Moyano, M.A. Musicians such as Cherubito (Argentina), Carlo Domeniconi (Italy), Francisco Ortiz (France), Victor Monge "Serranito", Marco Socias (Spain), Hiroki Terashima (Japan), Dale Cavanagh (Canada), Nora Buschman at Atatürk Cultural Center, Sakıp Sabancı Cultural Center and Ege University . He also worked with these artists at the masterclass level and gave concerts together. With Milan Zelenka, he prepared a repertoire of contemporary composers in Prague and he attracted great interest with his repertoire recital. He also performed arrangements for the guitar of some traditional Anatolian melodies and also performed at concerts abroad and in Turkey and on many radio and TV programs. In 2015, he collaborated with "The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music" and "Marsyas Productions" to support new works he wrote for the guitar and gave a series of concerts in New York that he also played his new works. In 2016, he was chosen to perform the concerto named "Grand Rondo" for guitar and symphonic orchestra, to be performed within the scope of 10th Bilkent Guitar Days and a contest was organized by Bilkent University to determine the soloist who will perform this performance.

He has performed many solo and chamber music concerts in important halls both in Turkey and abroad. He has performed in Mexico-Morelia Guitar Festival, Italy-Imperia Guitar Festival, Paris Guitar Festival, İzmir-Karaburun Guitar Festival, Ankara-Bilkent Guitar Days, Baku International Music Festival and more. He has given concerts and masterclass. He has been invited by many festivals and has been a jury member in competitions. He has worked as a solo artist with orchestras such as İzmir State Symphony Orchestra, Philarmonia Istanbul Orchestra, Bursa Region State Symphony Orchestra, Eskişehir Municipality Symphony Orchestra, CRR Symphony Orchestra and Baku Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sinan Erşahin, who is the art coordinator of 1st and 2nd CRR Istanbul Guitar Festivals held in 2014 and 2015, is currently working as an associate professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Istanbul State Conservatory and continues his concert activities.

Adult: 20 TL Student: 10 TL

Nicolas Horvath

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  • 26/04/2017
  • 20:00
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
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Nicolas Horvath

Nicolas Horvath: Piano

Program:

Opening of Glassworks

Dreaming awake

5 Metamorphosis

Trilogy Sonata

Paul Simon / Philip Glass : The Sound of Silence

Etudes 1 to 10

Nicolas Horvath

Considered to be an out-of-the-ordinary artist with an unconventional résumé, Nicolas Horvath began his music studies at the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III de Monaco. At 16, Lawrence Foster took notice of him in a concert and, securing a three year scholarship for him from the Princess Grace Foundation, was able to invite him to the Aspen Music Festival. After his studies in the École Normale de Musique in Paris, he worked for three years with Bruno-Léonardo Gelber, Gérard Frémy who instilled in him a sensitivity to music of our time as well as Eric Heidsieck, Gabriel Tacchino, Nelson Delle-Vigne, Philippe Entremont and Oxana Yablonskaya. Leslie Howard got to know him and invited him to perform before the Liszt Society in the United Kingdom, dedicating to him his 23rd Etude in Black and White. Thanks to Leslie Howard, Nicolas was able to deepen and supplement his knowledge of the works of Franz Liszt.

A contemporary music enthusiast, he works for Régis Campo, Denis Levaillant, Jaan Rääts, Kazuo Missé, Thérèse Brenet, Frederick Martin. He did world premiere from more than 100 composers and he is the dedicator of more than 50 pieces (concertos, sonatas, etude, toccata, prelude).

He performs as soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte- Carlo, the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, The Kiev Soloists orchestra, the Nice Ensemble Instrumental and in festivals such as the Palm Beach Atlantic Piano Festival, Gabala Piano Festival, BSI Monte-Carlo Music Master, Canto XL, Palais de Tokyo 2nd Season. Winner of almost a dozen of international competitions, he was awarded 4th Prize and Special Franz Liszt Prize at the Yokohama International Competition which takes place in the famous Minato Mirai Hall; 2nd Prize at Fukuoka which enabled him to participate in the Nishin-Nihon Debut Recital Series; First Prize in the American Protégé which opened the doors for him to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.

In 2014, Nicolas Horvath will perform during a single concert, all the 5 Liszt concertos with an original theme -a world premiere- with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leslie Howard. The release of his first cd «Franz Liszt's Christus» (first complete recording at the Hortus Editions) had a great press reception.

He is updating Terry Riley's legendary "All Night Concerts" with uncompromising avant-garde programs such as the "Night of Minimal Piano", the "Complete Philip Glass piano music" or the "Complete Erik Satie piano music including the Vexations". He also did a 35 hours solo non-stop version of the Satie's Vexations.

Nicolas is also an electroacoustic composer and enjoy to work with painters and video artists.

Forthcoming projects include the world premiere recording of LaMonte Young cult piece X for Henry Flynt for Sub Rosa, the recording of the complete Philip Glass piano music for Naxos - Grand Piano label, and the complete Erik Satie piano music for Sheva Collection.

Adult: 20 TL Student: 10 TL

Aydın Esen

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  • 27/04/2017
  • 21:00
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
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Aydın Esen

Aydın Esen: Piano

Aydın Esen is a Turkish jazz musician who plays keyboards and electronics. Esen began music lessons at the age of 5 in Turkey. A talented pianist whose style combines his Turkish heritage with post bop jazz, Aydın Esen was exposed to music from the beginning of his life. His father was a trumpeter and Aydın began attending a music conservatory when he was five, continuing for 13 years. His background was in classical music although he also enjoyed playing drums. At the age of ten, he began sneaking out of school to play with other musicians and as a teenager he led several groups in a variety of styles. Esen first came to the United States when he was awarded a four-year scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he reportedly completed all of his classes within one year. After studying at the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard, he had opportunities to play with Gary Burton, Eddie Gomez, Pat Metheny and Emily Remler. Aydın Esen has thus far recorded for JMS, the Japanese Jazz City label and a lone effort for Columbia with a larger group.

Concert Ticket: 30 TL.