The events started with Asena Akan Contempo concert on the 8th of January and continue with classical music concerts on the 13th of January which featured Dilbağ Tokay on cello and Emine Serdaroğlu on the piano
The following concert will take place on the 15th of January with Sedef Erçetin Quartet. The concert, which will start at 18:00, will feature Sedef Erçetin on the cello, Jef Giansily on the piano, Apostolos Sideris on double bass and Berke Özgümüş on the drums.
Sedef Erçetin graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure de Musique with a jury honors award and lived in Paris for a long time. She has been interested in tango and jazz in addition to classical music. Her talent for improvization lead her to discover different music cultures and she gave many concerts with esteemed jazz musicians around the World. Cello will be replacing the vocals in this concert and the musicians will present a repertoire that expand from Bill Evans to other masters of jazz with a special emphasis on Brazilian composers.
There will be another classical music concert on the 20th of January. Lepidus Ensemble will perform at 18:00, featuring Yonca Sülün on the violin, Öykü Koçoğlu on the viola and Rahşan Apay on cello.
Ayşe Gencer Trio will be performing on the 22nd of January at 18:00. This band consists of vocalist Ayşe Gencer, pianist Can Çankaya and trumpet player İmer Demirer.
Ayşe Gencer comes from a musician family and started her music career by plaving in the finals in TRT’s light Western music vocal competition. The artist’s first stage performance was with legendary jazz drummer Erol Pekcan and has worked with many esteemed jazz musicians and bands since then. Her first album “But Beautiful” was released in 2011. Ayşe Gencer performed in many local and international jazz festivals as well as countless culture and arts activities.
27th of January will feature a solo concert. Gökçe Çiçek’s piano recital will start at 18:00.
Yürüyen Merdiven will perform on the 29th of January. This musical journey started with Yiğit Özatalay (piano) and Mustafa Kemal Emirel (drums) deep friendship more than fifteen years ago. Yürüyen Merdiven, which is a result of this journey, is a two-legged organism; it requires the balance and unity of the musical duo in order to stand straight and to dance. This balance stems from the melodic character of the drums and the percussive personality of the piano. This is a concert not to miss!