Pianist İdil Biret to perform in support of Ayvalık Int’l Music Academy
Turkey’s world-renowned pianist İdil Biret and young violinist İlke Işı Tuncer will perform together with the Ayvalık International Music Academy (AIMA) festival orchestra on May 22 at Boğaziçi University’s Albert Long Hall.
The concert is held in support of AIMA whose sponsors include Şerif Kaynar, who is from Ayvalık as well as her sister Oya Başak, one of Boğaziçi University’s legendary professors.
AIMA was founded in 1998 by Professor Filiz Ali. Music masterclasses are held every year during the summer and fall seasons in the Aegean town of Ayvalık, focusing mostly on string instruments. Students from Turkey, Europe and even as far away as New Zealand gather together for eight to 10 days of intense studying, practicing and performing with distinguished international faculty in this beautiful Aegean coastal town.
The academy has evolved since its foundation and diversified its masterclasses with composition workshops, creative writing workshops, piano masterclasses and guitar masterclasses. The academy has also aimed to enrich the cultural life of Ayvalık with public concerts which are organized during all seasons.
AIMA organizes different workshops and masterclasses every year where young participants have the opportunity to work with renowned artists.