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LOKALİZE: YOUNG TALENTS: UTKU ASAN VE UTKU ÇETİN

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LOKALİZE: YOUNG TALENTS: UTKU ASAN VE UTKU ÇETİN

31 May 19:30

Door Opening: 19.30

Utku Asan and Utku Çetin: 20.00

On 31st May with the title “Young Talents”, Lokalize series hosts pianist Utku Asan and clarinetist Utku Çetin, who are among the most prominent musicians of the future and who have achieved great success in a short time.

Utku Asan

"Utku Asan is a very talented young pianist who grasps the problems of music quickly and has the intelligence to solve them. His perception of form in his performances and his natural distinction are his most prominent qualities. "İdil Biret: Pianist, 2014

"H. Sermet is defending Utku, the opportunity to lecture him will be quite pleasurable and he thinks that Utku deserves all kinds of support, because Utku has this talent! "Hüseyin Sermet: Pianist, 2015

"I listened to Utku in a masterpiece, I think he is a young pianist with a very strong technique, very brilliant mind and has a natural talent. He immediately adapts to new information and I believe there is a very bright future ahead for him. "Denis Kozhukhin: Pianist 2015

Born in 1999 in Istanbul, Utku Asan started playing piano at the age of 7. When the pianist's talent was noticed by many musicians, he was directed to the MSGSU State Conservatory. In 2009, he started his conservatory training  with Nurferi Onur on a part-time basis  and continued on a full time basis from 2010 to 2016 with the same teacher. Utku Asan continues his education with Ece Demirci at MSGSU State Conservatory, as well as his education outside the school with the world famous piano virtuoso and state artist Hüseyin Sermet since 2014.  Utku Asan attended master classes of Idil Biret, Gülsin Onay, Denis Kozhukhin, Herbert Schuch, Lilia Zilberstein, Muza Rubackyte, Jonathan Plowright, Johan Schmidt, Hilary Demske and found to be very successfull by these artists.

After his first recital at Maltepe University in 2012, he made his first solo experience at the age of 13 at Robert College, under the direction of MSGSU State Conservatory Young Orchestra and Maestro Erhan Torlular (J.S. Bach Piano Concerto re minor). He gave concerts and recitals in important places such as; Gümüşlük Piano Festival, Pera Piano Festival, Ayvalık AIMA "Young Talents Concert with Idil Biret", 2014-2015 İş Sanat  "Shining Stars" Project, 16th Antalya Piano Festival "Young Stars" in memorium of Kamuran Gündemir , CKM "Two Young Soloist in Piano", Zorlu PSM City Stage Piano Recital, Akbank Art Piano Recital, CSO Philharmonic Society Concert, Fulya Sanat "Classical Music Youth Encounters", Kadir Has University, Marmara College, Arsu Stage , Işık High School, Enka Schools, Prof. Dr. Turkan Saylan Cultural Center and Kartal Hasan Ali Yücel Cultural Center.

Awards:

2014-2015 İş Sanat honorable mention for the "Shining Stars" project.

Second prize in Bursa Nilüfer International Piano Competition www.utkuasan.com

Utku Çetin – Clarinet

He was born in Istanbul in 11-04-1999. When he was 6 years old, he performed his first concert in the master class of his father by playing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with his flat clarinet. In 2010, he won Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory's examination and started his academic education. He continues her clarinet studies with Feza Çetin as well as  his solo  and chamber music concerts. He actively participated in Prof. Michel Lethiec's master class program, organized by Keylan Music.

He attended the clarinet master class of  (URLA MUSIC ACADEMY), where he worked with Michel Lethiec. He attended FESTIVAL PABLO CASALS Academique Europeenne de Musique Clarinet master class organized in France in 2013.  He worked with Isaac Rodriguez and Michel Lethiec there. In March 2014, he gave a recital at the PSM City Stage. In March, he also attended the International Clarinet competition in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia and represented our country.

He participated actively in the Academie International De Musique (MUSIC ALP) festival and clarinet master class in July 2014 in Lyon-Tignes, France and worked with NICOLAS BALDEYROU. He reached the semi finals in the clarinet contest; The International Youth Competition in the memory of the E.A Mravinsky in St Petersburg in 2014 October.  He participated in the Clarinet master class of Michel Arignon at Bilkent University Performing Arts in February 2015. In April 2015, he participated in Bakırköy Municipality Classical Music Chamber Orchestra concert as a soloist and performed Donizetti's Clarinet Concertino. In April 2015, he participated as a soloist in the concert of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Istanbul State Conservatory Young Orchestra at CKM Cultural Center. In July 2015, he actively participated in the festival and master class of MUSICALP. He worked with Prof. NICOLAS BALDEYROU. Utku Çetin was elected for the “Shinig Stars Series” organized by İş Sanat and gave a recital in Milli Reasurans concert hall last February.

He won the Second Prize in International Music Competition “Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuosa” in May 2016. He actively participated in the Festival and Master Class of MUSICALP in July 2016 and worked with Prof. Nicolas Baldeyrou. He gave a concert in Salzburg Mozartium in August 2016. He worked actively with Prof. Florent Heau in Accademia Internazionale Di Musica Di Cagliari in Italy- Cagliari in August 2016.

Utku Çetin, who gives solo and chamber concerts, continues his study with Feza Çetin in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts State Conservatory.

PROGRAMME

UTKU ASAN (Piano)

Lv. BEETHOVEN 

Piano Sonat op.10 no.2  

Allegro

Allegretto

Presto

F. CHOPİN

Fantasie op.49

Etüd op.25 no 10

Etüd op.25 no 11

S. PROKOFİEV

Toccata op.11 

- INTERLUDE-

UTKU ÇETİN (CLARİNET) 

A.MESSAGER- Solo De Concours Clarinette et Piano 

J.S BACH-Gigue

F.POULENC- Sonate 

R.SCHUMANN-Fantasiestucke Op:73

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