Young violin diva to perform in Turkey

Young violin diva to perform in Turkey

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Young violin diva to perform in Turkey

Violinist Burcu Göker, who has so far composed nearly 100 pieces, will go on a tour in Turkey to perform 12 concerts at various universities throughout May.

Young Turkish violinist Burcu Göker, who has been called the “young diva of the violin” by music critics, will come to Turkey for a series of concerts next month.

Göker, who lives in the United States and is still completing her education there, will come to Turkey for a tour including 12 concerts at 11 universities, a written statement from the Culture and Tourism Ministry said.

Göker will perform a new repertoire for her concerts in Turkey, in which she will be accompanied by her husband, American pianist Eric Jenkins. Göker has composed some 100 pieces. Besides violin, she has also composed for solo piano, string instruments, orchestral sextet, cello, and a trio of flute, piano, and violin.

Göker said she visits Turkey every year, giving 10 concerts in a month, half of which are at universities. She attempts to reach people in many parts of Turkey with her music.

Göker will perform at İzmir’s Karşıyaka Opera House May 4, at Trakya University in Edirne May 8, at Uludağ University in Bursa May 10, and at İzmir’s Adnan Saygun Concert Hall May 15. On May 16 she will conduct masterclasses at Dokuz Eylul University in İzmir, and the next evening, May 17, she will perform at Ege University’s Prof. Dr. Yusuf Vardar Mötbe Culture Center. The tour then moves on to the Istanbul area, with concerts at Kartal’s Bülent Ecevit Culture Center May 20, Yıldız Technical University May 21, Bahçeşehir University’s Fazıl Say Stage May 24, and Işık University in Şile May 26. The tour’s final concerts will be at Çanakkale’s 18 Mart University May 28 and Ankara’s Gazi University June 1.