Virtuosos of the world come to Istanbul
ISTANBULIstanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall (CRR) will host the Violins of the World Festival on March 1 and 2. Coordinated by violinist Cihat Aşkın, the festival will host violin virtuosos including Ara Malikian, Ayla Erduran, Ani Schnarch and Yarub Smarait, as well as the world-known violin production masters and Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet.
The first day of the festival, Ani Schnarch, who has won many prestigious awards, will give a master class and the event will continue with a talk titled “Violins of the World” moderated by Aşkın.
An exhibition by internationally-known violin producer and restorer Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshalom Weinstein, will open in the CRR foyer.
The first concert of the festival will be “Tastes from the Mediterranean.” Then, orchestra conductor Emre Aracı, soloist Roberto Issoglio and Aşkın will take the stage.
The first day will end with the Honorary Night, to be organized in honor of violin virtuoso Ayla Erduran.
The second day of the festival will continue with a concert by the Aşkın Ensemble, founded in 2007. The concert will be conducted by Ertuğ Korkmaz and accompanied by Schnarch on violin.
The festival will end with the Parker Quartet concert. The quartet, known as the “laboratory of classical music,” will give an instrumental performance.