Karsu Dönmez wins prestigious Dutch award
THE HAGUE - Anadolu AgencyAmsterdam-born Turkish artist Karsu Dönmez, who gained fame in her young age for her songs and voice, has won the Edison Jazz Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the Netherlands.
Dönmez’s mother and manager Birgül Dönmez said the 56th edition of the award, which is presented for jazz, pop and classical music, was organized at the Nieuwe Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. Karsu Dönmez received the highest point total and won the award in the jazz branch.
Dönmez, the daughter of a family who migrated to the Netherlands many years ago from the eastern province of Hatay’s Karsu village, is appreciated in the country for her songs accompanied by piano.
She also gained success by taking the stage at one of the most notable stages in the world, Carnegie Hall in New York.
Dönmez is compared to famous artist Norah Jones by Dutch people and a documentary on her life was shot some time ago.
The film was shown in many countries including Turkey, the U.S., Belgium, South Africa, Poland and Croatia.