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D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival Receives Silver Stevie Award

21 October 2014

Established and sponsored by the Doğuş Group, the D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival had been chosen the “Best Classical Music Event of the Year” in the 2012 Donizetti Classical Music Awards and had earned the “Regional Special Award” by Skalite Awards to D-Marin Turgutreis Marina in the same year. The D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival now received a “Silver Stevie” in the “Best Corporate Image Activity” category.

Established to support the development of classical music and bring the lovers of classical music together in Bodrum, one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations, the D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival received another international recognition. As the first and only classical music event to take place in a marina, the Festival was awarded a Silver Steview in the “Best Corporate Image Activity” of the Steview Awards.

The Stevie Awards is one of the most prestigious organizations in the United States and received thousands of submissions from 60 countries since endowed in 2002. The D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival competed alongside 3500 other projects in its category this year.

Hüsnü Akhan: “We are proud to crown the achievement of our festival with one of the most prestigious awards in the United States”

Regarding the Silver Stevie Award of the D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival, Doğuş Group CEO Hüsnü Akhan said, “D-Marin Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival became a reference event in its field in a short period of time. We held the 10th festival in the summer of 2014, and we are delighted by the increasing demand and great attention received by our event. Seven concerts were held during the 4-day festival and over 21,000 people attended the concerts. We are proud to crown the achievement of our festival, which was admitted to the European Festivals Association in 2009, with one of the most prestigious awards in the United States. As Doğuş Group, we intend to support the development of culture and arts in Turkey and contribute to the promotion of our country on international platforms in the years to come.”

The Stevie Awards were presented in a ceremony in Paris on Friday, October 10, 2014.