31 August Monday, 21:00 ANTIQUE STONE QUARRY

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Turkiye / Turkey

Deniz Şensoy (Keman/Violin)

Can Çakmur (Piyano/Piano)

Jamal Aliyev (Viyolonsel/Cello)

Rachmaninoff – Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

Schumann – Piano Trio No.1, Op.63


Deniz Şensoy

Deniz Şensoy, born in 2000, began her studies of violin with Daniya Kainova at Cukurova University State Conservatory in 2006 and continued with Professor Irine Iashvili. She studied chamber music with Slava Kainov, performed many solo and chamber music concerts both in Turkey and abroad. She gave her first orchestra concert at the age of 8. Deniz graduated from Bilkent University Music and Performing Arts High School as a student of Rasim Bagirov in 2018.

She was awarded the 1st prize at Mimar Sinan 13th Young Musicians Competition and 3rd prize at Gülden Turalı 4th National Violin Competition. She was the first prize winner at international music competitons in Serbia and France in solo and chamber music categories and she won 2nd prize at the 16th Bohdan Warchal ‘Talents for Europe’ Music Competition in Slovakia. Nominated as finalist at Paul Hindemith 4. International Music Competition in Germany and Andrea Postacchini 24th International Violin Competition in Italy. Deniz is one of the ‘Future’s Women Stars’ Scholarship holders of 2019, given by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.


Can Çakmur

Pianist Can Çakmur is the winner of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018 and the International Scottish Piano Competition in 2017 and the Hamamatsu Competition Chamber Music Award winner. He has performed in concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot, Tokyo Opera City accompanied by orchestras such as Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Scottish Royal Orchestra. The first SACD record published by BES in 2019 received 5-star Supersonic reviews from magazines such as Diapason, ResMusica and a 5-star Supersonic from Pizzicato magazine. This album was chosen as the solo album of the year within the framework of the International Classical Music Awards in January. In October, Liszt’s second album featuring Schubert’s Schwanengesang song series adaptations and works by 4 Valses Oublieés will be released on the BIS label.

Born in 1997, Can Çakmur started playing piano with Leyla Bekensir and Ayşe Kaptan. Between the years 2009-2015 he worked with Emre Şen in Turkey. During this period, his work with Jun Kanno and Marcella Crudeli had a major influence on his musical development. Çakmur has had the opportunity to work with many valuable artists including Alan Weiss, Arie Vardi, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Leslie Howard and Robert Levin since 2012. Çakmur also receives a scholarship from the Liechtenstein International Academy of Music and regularly participates in activities offered by the academy. Currently, he continues his education with Grigory Gruzman in Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar and Diane Andersen in Belgium. Can Çakmur, who is a part of Young Musicians on World Stages supported by TÜPRAŞ, continues to work on the grand piano provided to him within this framework.


Jamal Aliyev

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.

Future engagements include performances of two concertos at the George Enescu Festival at the Atheneum, broadcast live on Medici TV. He premieres a new work for cello and orchestra by Sir Karl Jenkins written specially for Jamal at various festivals across 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.