Michel Camilo to perform with BIPO

Michel Camilo to perform with BIPO

Michel Camilo to perform with BIPO

Pianist and composer Michel Camilo to give a concert with BIPO in Istanbul.

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) will be on the stage in Istanbul with the participation of Grammy award-winning pianist and composer Michel Camilo on March 19.

The concert will take the audience on a musical journey through the United States. Camilo, who is one of the most important musical talents of our age, will perform the 1st Piano Concerto in the concert, which will continue with selected favorite works by U.S. composers. 

The concert will be organized under the baton of Gürer Aykal at the Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Hall at 8 p.m.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Camilo has previously given solo concerts in Turkey under the baton of Aykal. He specializes in jazz, Latin and classical piano. Camilo lists Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Art Tatum as some of his main influences.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fernando Trueba, who featured Camilo in his documentary film “Calle 54,” says, “Michel Camilo is one of the top all-around musicians. Whether it’s jazz, classical, Latin American music or film music, Michel is in his element. Every time I see him play, I feel like I’m witnessing a miracle.”