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The 17th International Gümüşlük Music Festival will host Can Çakmur (piano), Deniz Şensoy (violin), Jamal Aliyev (cello), on August 31 at 9 PM.
Turkish pianist Can Çakmur, is the first prize winner of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018 and the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2017. Çakmur began his music education with Leyla Bekensir and Ayşe Kaptan. In 2012, he was accepted to La Schola Cantorum in Paris to work with Marcella Crudeli. He received Diplome de Virtuosite with highest honours in 2014. Since 2012, he has had the chance to work with musicians such as Alan Weiss, Arie Vardi, Claudio Martinez- Mehner, Leslie Howard and Robert Levin among others.
Deniz Şensoy, born in 2000, began her studies of violin at Cukurova University State Conservatory in 2006. Deniz graduated from Bilkent University Music and Performing Arts High School as a student of Rasim Bagirov in 2018. Since 2018, Deniz Şensoy has been studying in the class of Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover, Germany. Deniz is one of the ‘Future’s Women Stars’ Scholarship holders of 2019, given by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Born in 1993, in 2017 Jamal Aliyev made his solo debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected for representation by YCAT UK. His debut CD with pianist Anna Fedorova; “Russian Masters” was released by Champs Hill records to critical acclaim. He premiered a new work for cello and orchestra by Sir Karl Jenkins written specially for Jamal at various festivals across the UK. Future recordings include Classic FM, Warner Classics and a CD with Fazil Say in Austria which will include his sonata “Four Cities” for cello and piano.