Classical music to echo in Gümüşlük
BODRUM - Doğan News Agency
French obua artist Celine Moniet will perform at the Gümüşlük event.The 11th International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival will kick off July 12 with a concert by renowned pianist Gülsin Onay, who will perform at the festival’s unique venue, the Koyunbaba Antique Stone Quarry.
Famous Russian pianist Ilya Itin, French piano virtuoso Jean-Bernard Pommier, violinist Olga Martinova, oboe artist Celine Moinet, bassoonist Rui Lopez, Trio Milhaud and soprano Çimen Seymen will be among some of the performers at the festival.
Piano and violin master classes, which are organized every year during the festival, will take place at the Gümüşlük Academy. Between July 14 and 21, Turkish pianist Elif Şahin will give classes; from July 22 to Aug. 6, a piano master class will take place with festival guests Itin, Onay, Pommiern and Kemal Gekic; and Olga Martinova will give a violin master class to young talents between Aug. 3 and 9.
“The heart of classical music will beat in Gümüşlük. Art lovers in Gümüşlük and holiday goers will have the chance to listen to the world’s most important artists and legendary names. Some artists will be here for the concerts, as well as being on holiday. In one of my concerts, I will take the stage with my son Erkin. Young people who were invited to this festival will have the opportunity to attend master class workshops with the artists [who are performing at the festival]. Gümüşlük Festival has succeeded in being among the world’s best known festivals with artists from Canada to Africa and Russia wanting to attend the festival,” said Onay, the art consultant of the festival.