Antalya Piano Festival
The 19th International Antalya Piano Festival will be held from September 1st to September 9th at 20:30pm at the Antalya Culture Centre (AKMA) hosted by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. The Festival is an important cultural and art event in Antalya. Gürer Aykal will be the artistic director of the festival, which will host important artists from around the world. Two hundred and eighty-five musicians will take the stage throughout the 19th International Antalya Piano Festival. With its slogan “Music in the City” lovers of authentic music are sure to experience an extraordinary feast of live music.
Laura De Los Angeles:
The festival will be opened by Spain’s leading flamenco artist Laura De Los Angeles who will perform in Turkey for the first time. With a versatile career as a pianist and a composer – she’s prominent for her dance and vocal performances with piano.Her performance will be accompanied by Flamenco dancers and eight other musicians for the concert at Antalya Cultural Center’s Aspendos Hall on September 1st. Laura de Los Angeles will definitely give a memorable musical performance for the audience at the festival.
On Sept 4th, Antalya Piano Festival Art Director Gurer Aykal will be the conductor for the concert accompanied by the State Symphony Orchestra – they will share the stage with the winners of Young Talents Piano Competition which is held for the first time this year.
On Sept 5th, Kenan Tatlici will perform on the piano accompanied by this year’s Young Talents in the Memory of Kamuran Gündemir Recital. Kenan actively attended numerous master classes and has practiced under the wing of famous pianists like Sergey Schepkin, idil Biret, MauricoVallina, Sergey Kudryakov, Marina Mdivani, Muza Rubazkyte, Lilya Ttalici and Gulsin Onay.
Ivan Melon Lewis& Cuban Swing Express:
On Sept 6th, Cuban born and Spanish based pianist Ivan Melon Lewis will take the stage – he’s renowned as one of the most talented pianists of his generation. After years of touring the world with different artists he formed The Cuban Swing Express that consists of talented Spanish singer Buika, and 10 best Cuban musicians. They impress their audience with fresh and original mixture of old era and current music.
On Sept 8th, Famous pianist and composer Fahir Atakoğlu will perform alongside State Symphony Orchestra with Gürer Aykal for the Film Music Concert as part of the festival. The Orchestra has a very important place in Antalya’s cultural life and contributes immensely to the advertisement of the area.
The festival will be closed on Sept 9th by Dhafer Youssef. He’ll be performing music from his latest album, harmonizing Sufi tradition with jazz elements and Arabic lyricism. He will be back this year to give the audience a magical concert.
Gülçin Anıl’s “Rhythmic Colors” painting exhibition will also take place during the festival. The festival is beloved by many and visited by huge groups annually, in the season it brings together thousands of domestic and foreign lovers of art at Antalya Culture Center. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience live authentic music this year!
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