Tag: classical music

Pianist Ruya Taner and Saxophonist Kürşat Başar will be giving a free concert at St James’s Church

Two Turkish classical music virtuous, pianist Rüya Taner and saxophonist Kürşat Başar, will be giving a free recital at St James’s Church in Piccadilly, central London, later this month. Regarded as one of the finest pianists of her generation, 53-year-old Turkish Cypriot Rüya made her debut at The Wigmore Hall in London, and went on […]

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Gifted Bulgarian Turkish pianist Birsen Ulucan to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 “Eroica” in London

Classical music lovers will know that Franz Liszt’s piano transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 “Eroica” is both technically and musically very demanding for the performer. Birsen Ulucan’s performance, a free concert in the heart of London in mid-March offers a rare opportunity to hear this great piece performed as a piano solo. Of Bulgarian […]

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Acclaimed pianist Gülsin Onay headlines London classical music concert celebrating the Republic of Türkiye’s centenary

London continues to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye with a rich programme of culture. On Friday, 1 December, St James`s Church in Paddington will host Türkiye’s famed pianist Gülsin Onay. The internationally renowned, multi-award winning pianist has performed in 80 different countries alongside the world’s best orchestras and conductors during […]

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World premiere of Yalçın Tura’s piano concerto: a special London concert to celebrate 100 years of the Turkish Republic

The 29 of October 2023 marks the centenary of the Republic of Türkiye. This important milestone will be marked by numerous festivities all around the world, including London. To commemorate a century since the declaration of the Republic of Türkiye, the Yunus Emre Institute London, with the support of the Turkish Embassy in London, is […]

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Turkish pianist Ozan Çoban breaks world record with music project for schoolchildren

A Turkish pianist has broken the world record for ‘the greatest number of children reached by a project’. 34,558 children took part in Ozan Çoban’s educational classical music project called Müzikli Söyleşiler [Music Interviews]. Mr Çoban’s achievement was verified by the Geniuses Dünya Rekorları DerneğI (Geniuses World Record Association) and he was presented a certificate by […]

Fazıl Say in recital at the Barbican

With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Fazıl Say, 49, has been touching the emotions of audiences and critics alike for more than 25 years. The award-winning musician and composer is famed for his improvisations and intense, epic reworkings of notable pieces such as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3, or a Turkish take on a Western classic […]

Take ‘Mythical Trips to Romantic Lands’ with renowned pianist İdil Biret, in concert in London this May

Turkey’s world renowned pianist İdil Biret returns to London to perform at the Cadogan Hall in London on 13 May. Titled ‘Mythical Trips to Romantic Lands’, the evening promises an ethereal atmosphere as Biret presents favourite works of two giants of the Romantic-era: Schumann and Rachmaninov. The Full Programme Abegg Variations, one of Schumann’s most […]