Istanbul Recitals kicks off 2018-2019 season

Istanbul Recitals kicks off 2018-2019 season

Istanbul Recitals kicks off 2018-2019 season

Alexandre Tharaud

The 12th season of the Istanbul Recitals series began on Oct. 3 with a concert by young Dutch pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen. The concerts will take place in the next nine months until June 2019, said Istanbul Recitals General Coordinator Nazan Ceylan

“The event invites popular virtuosos of the world stage to Istanbul. In this way, the city is mentioned in an international platform with respect once again,” said Ceylan, stating they had made a piano-oriented program. 

The next concert of Istanbul Recitals will be given by French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, who composed the music for Michael Haneke’s award-winning film “Amour,” on Nov. 13. 

Chinese-American pianist Claire Huangci will be on stage on Dec. 15, British pianist Freddy Kempf on Jan. 12, 2019 and American pianist Andrew Tysoon on Feb. 15, 2019, Croatian pianist Goran Filipec on March 13, 2019, Stephen Kovacevich and South Korean Yeol Eum Son on May 11, 2019 in the new season. 

The last concert of the season will be performed by the Leeds International Piano Competition 2015 winner Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva on June 14, 2019. 

Ceylan said they would also continue social responsibility projects this year. 

“Our campaign ‘a pino for each school’ still continues. Details can be found on the website,” she said.