Sunday March 1st 2020 3.00 pm
Can Cakmur (piano)
Beethoven/Liszt: An die ferne Geliebte S469
Sven Daigger: "Track" in four phases (2015)
Beethoven: Sonata in E Major Op 109
Schumann: Sonata no 2 in G Minor Op 22
Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe Op 133
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in 1997 in Ankara, Can Çakmur began his music education with Leyla Bekensir and Ayse Kaptan. His studies with Jun Kanno, Emre Sen and Marcella Crudeli at La Schola Cantorum in Paris influenced him to a great extent. Since 2012, he has had the chance to work with musicians such as Alan Weiss, Arie Vardi, Ewa Kupiec, Leslie Howard and Robert Levin among others at Mendelssohn-Akademie, The Holland International Music Sessions, Liszt-Akademie Schillingsfürst, and International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where he was granted a scholarship. Çakmur currently pursues his studies with Grigory Gruzman in Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar and continues to work privately with Diane Andersen in Belgium.
The first prize winner of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018 and the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2017, Can Çakmur appeared in the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival, where he headlined the opening concert with Borusan Istanbul Philarmonic Orchestra (BIPO) under Sascha Goetzel and performed at the 46th Istanbul Music Festival's Festival Encounter series. Also a first prize winner of the XXII Roma International Piano Competition in 2012, Çakmur was accepted to Güher and Süher Pekinel's ‘Young Musicians on the World Stages' project the following year. After his performance at the Pianale Junior Academy & Competition in 2014, he won a scholarship for the academy and the prize of EMCY (European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) . This prize paved the way to a recital at Eindhoven Muziekgebouw. He also won the first prize and the Bartók Special Prize at the 4th International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists . Çakmur is the recipient of the Young Musician of the Year Award of the 5th Donizetti Classical Music Awards , as well as a laureate from the X. Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists where he won two special awards.
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