Classical Music Awards delivered
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Ahmet Misbah Demircan (L) and Serhan Bali speak at the event.The 2013 Donizetti Classical Music Awards were presented last night at the Marmara Pera Hotel.
Andante, the leading classical music publication in Turkey, has presented the Donizetti Classical Music Awards every year since 2010. This year, the awards recognized leading Turkish composers, performers and educators in 24 different categories. Each category had maximum three nominees determined by a select jury of Andante writers. The winners were voted on by a distinguished group of classical music professionals.
Serhan Bali, Andante magazine editor-in-chief, said the winning artists were chosen with great care. “Some of the artists are living in abroad and some in Turkey. The jury made a democratic choice when choosing the winners.”
Speaking at the ceremony, Beyoğlu mayor Ahmet Misbah Demrican said the award had contributed to the arts and culture of Istanbul. “As a municipality, we are contributing to the arts and culture scene.”
The composer of the year award went to Kamran İnce, while the pianist of the year award went to Özgür Aydın.
Esra Pehlivanlı received the string instrument award, and Nusret İspir received the wind instrument award.
The Eskişehir Municipality Symphony Orchestra was chosen as the orchestra of the year, and the choir of the year is the Istanbul Europe Choir.
Pervin Çakar received this year’s opera soloist award.