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Istanbul Recitals: Karim Said

June 12, 2018
Tickets can be purchased from Biletix.

The Seed (Sakıp Sabancı Museum), Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Emirgan, Istanbul

The pianist Karim Said will take the stage at The Seed as the grand finale of Istanbul Recitals programme (not Joseph Moog as previously announced by the Arts Diary, for which apologies).

Said launched his professional career in 2009 with performances with the English Chamber Orchestra in London’s Barbican Centre under the late Sir Colin Davis, and a BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall with Daniel Barenboim and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra.

In 2015, Said released his debut album, Echoes from an Empire. The album explores Said’s interest in music from the turn of the last century right before the First World War, with a specific focus on the exciting period of musical innovation that characterised the final years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Watch him perform live and describe the musical inspiration behind his debut album in the below video:

The programme includes Byrd, ‘Qui Passe’, Schoenberg, ‘Three Piano Pieces’, op 11, Brahms, Three Variations in D Minor, Op. 18b and concludes with the Beethoven Eroica Variations.

Our classical music critic, John Shakespeare Dyson, will be reviewing the concert.

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