Programme Announced of the 12th International D-Marin Classical Music Festival
19 August 2016
With its 8 day long program, 12th International D-Marin Classical Music Festival held under the founding supporter Doğuş Group will outstretch in Bodrum peninsula this year between August 20 and 27th. With artistic planning and programming by Pozitif, the opening will take place with the concert of Idil Biret accompanied by the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ender Sakpınar. Following the opening concert, the festival will host worldwide known artists such as London Chamber Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Kharitonov, Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, Fazıl Say, Monica Molina, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Ibrahim Yazıcı, Nâzım Hikmet Chorus, Zürih Tonhalle Orchestra, Lionel Bringuier, Gautier Capuçon, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Lura.
“Honor Award” to virtuoso
Idil Biret, who’s celebrating her 75th birthday
The 12th International D-Marin Classical Music Festival will
begin on 20 August Saturday at 09.00pm,
on the D-Marin Turgutreis Main Stage with the performance of Idil Biret, one of the greatest piano virtuosos
of the music world, who’ll be accompanied by the
Presidential Symphony Orchestra. On the programme of the opening night
where Idil Biret will be given the “Honor Award” by D-Marin Music Festival, her
masterpiece as the outstanding reinterpretation of Piano Concerto in A Minor will be performed, integrated in Edvard Grieg’s repertoire. Having one of the most extensive piano
repertoires, Biret graduated from one of the most established music schools,
the Paris Conservatoire, within the high honor list along with the First Prize diploma. When Biret
was only 8, she gave her first recital at the Paris Radio, which led to
countless awards and records, rightfully earning the admiration of the classic
music world. Being an undeniable source of pride for Turkey, Idil Biret is
still an extraordinary artist performing at the world’s leading concert halls, composing
special records as part of her 75th birthday celebrations.
Fazıl Say and Young Stars are united for the first time
Fazıl Say will be taking part
in the festival accompanied by young musicians, a special project for his first
appearance at the 12th D-Marin Classical Music Festival on 22 August
Monday, at 09:30 pm, at the Bodrum Castle. Frequently appearing at today’s leading music festivals, Dorukhan Doruk will perform the Dört
Şehir (Four Cities) Piano and Cello Sonata partaking in Say’s classics. Say’s
piano and violin sonata will be performed by Berfin Aksu, one of the most brilliant and promising violinists,
honored by critics for her interpretations. Pianist Iraz Yıldız, as one of the new generation of young Turkish soloists,
will treat the audience with a surprise programme. Vocal soloists and young
talents of the Nâzım Hikmet Choir; Seda Taşpınar, Uğur Okay and Gülcan Burcu Değirmenci will stage their own interpretations
of Fazıl Say’s songs.
Mediterranean Breeze at the Festival
many times for the “Best Latin Music Singer” at the Grammy Awards, Spanish
composer and actress Monica Molina’s performance along with a special orchestra
will take place at D-Marin Turgutreis Main Stage on 23 August Tuesday, at 09:00
For the first time,
accompanied by the symphony orchestra, the Spanish diva who mentions her
affection for Turkey at every occasion, will present her new album Mar Blanca which earned general
appreciation with her interpretation of Molina’s father’s songs.
Another world-famous name that we’ll be watching live at the Bodrum Castle is Lura, who raised world-wide attention by singing “Flor Dinhaesperanca” in the movie Fados by Carlos Saura in 2007. Clinching her rising career and performing duets with names like Paulino Vieira, Bonga and Paula Flores, Lura will present an anthology of her earlier and latest songs on Saturday 27 August, at 09:30 pm in Bodrum Castle.
Globally known orchestras are also at this
Considered as one of the England’s eligible
chamber orchestras, Maestro Vladimir
Ashkenazy and the London Chamber Orchestra will be hosted by the 12th
International D-Marin Classical Music Festival on 21st August
Sunday, at 09:00 pm, on the D-Marin Turgutreis Main Stage. With the
accomplished lead of Vladimir Ashkenazy,
the orchestra will be accompanied by the classical music’s rising talents:
pianist Daniel Kharitonov and
trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin-Vary.
Since its foundation as one of the England’s oldest professional chamber
orchestras, The London Chamber Orchestra
performed pieces of world famous artists for the first time and continues
to leave its signature on premieres with today’s composers.
While Lucienne Renaudin-Vary is this year’s winner of France’s most
prestigious classical music award Les
Victoires de la Musique Classique, in the category “Greatest New
Discovery”, pianist Daniel Kharitonov won the third place in the 15th
International Tchaikovsky Contest in 2015. Kharitonov is part of the Mariinsky
Theatre Orchestra, Tchaikovski Symphony Orchestra and since he was 12, of the
Moscow Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra as a constant member.
world-embracing and award winning orchestra staring at the festival will be the
Tonhalle Orchestra (Tonhalle
Orchester Zürich). Conducted by Lionel
Bringuier, one of today’s most active and young maestros, the orchestra
will perform two different programmes at D-Marin Turgutreis Main Stage. Zurich
Tonhalle Orchestra’s first concert on Thursday 25 August, at 09:00 pm will be
accompanied by Gautier Capuçon, who
is considered one of today’s most valuable cellists.
Europe’s famous and
essential music institution Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra unites more than 100
professional musicians from 20 different countries. Founded in 1868, the
orchestra has given many concerts with important names such as Rudolf Buchbinder, Alfred Brendel, Gidon Kremer, Sabine Meyer, Joshua
Bell and Yo-Yo Ma. Since the season of
2014-2015, the orchestra continues to work with the new music director and
maestro Lionel Bringuer.
Cellist Gautier Capuçon is best known for
winning the “Best Talent of the Year” prize at the 2001 André Navarra Awards. In
2004, after winning the Borletti-Buitoni Foundation Award, the artist continued
to be considered worthy of many Echo Classic awards. He played with maestros such
as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Kirill Petrenko, Gustavo Dudamel and Charles Dutoit
at the concerts where he took part with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal
Concertgebouw, Staatskapelle Dresden, New York Philharmonic Orchestra and
Boston Symphonic Orchestra. By founding "Classe d'Excellence de
Violoncelle", where he directs and tutors future talents, Capuçon
continued to be a muse to young and talented cellists from all around the
At their second concert, which will take
place at D-Marin Turgutreis Main Stage on Friday 26 August, 09:00pm, the Zurich
Tonhalle Orchestra will accompany the recently shining star of classical music,
violin virtuoso Patricia Kopatchinskaja for
her Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Her album with an interpretation of this
concerto was released last year and became the most popular classical album of
2015. As an active soloist, she continued her orchestral and chamber music practices.
Only this season she has been sharing the stage with Staatskapelle
Berlin, La Chambre Philharmonique, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Houston
Symphony and Seattle Symphony Orchestras.
brings Nâzım Oratorio to Bodrum
One of the masterpieces of world famous pianist Fazıl Say, the Nâzım Oratorio will be
live on stage on Wednesday 24 August, 09:00pm at D-Marin Turgutreis Main Stage
with narrator soloist Genco Erkal and soloists Serenad Bağcan, Arda
Aktar, İdil Bursa, Gökçe Çatakoğlu and Çetin Özen. Composed
by Say in 2001, this masterpiece of polyphonic music in Turkey consists of five
different parts and will be performed in cooperation with Bilkent Symphony
Orchestra directed by Ibrahim Yazıcı. Founded in 2015, Nâzım
Hikmet Choir will be joining this magnificent concert with its young and dynamic
group under the music directorship of Fazıl Say.
Sunset and Morning Concerts
and Morning concerts which meet the audiences’ great admiration remain also part
of the 12th edition of the festival. The programme will be enlivened
by the performances of Triopax, Ferhat
Can Büyük, Çellistanbul, Emre Engin, Cansın Kara and Oxana Shevchenko, Boğuç
Fagot Quartet and also Mavi Quintet
with the lead of Aziz Baziki, Ayşe
Şenogul, Mehmet Ariç, Ezgi Anıl.
Bodrum’s Culture, Art and Music Festival
D-Marin Classical Music Festival will expand from D-Marin Turgutreis and Bodrum
Castle to many other venues in Bodrum: Gümüşlük Academy, Gümüşlük Eklisia
Church, TURSAB Culture Center and Şevket Sabancı Park. Classical music will be
carried on through diverse activities on the Festival programme between 20 and
27 August. Workshops for children coordinated by Sahne İstanbul, open air movie
screenings, Food Atelier with d.ream Academy and tales for adults will have
their place on the calendar of every follower of the festival. Plus, through
mixed exhibitions curated by Gaia Gallery, everyone will have the chance to
experience Bodrum’s culture, art and music.
for the 12th International D-Marin Classical Music Festival are on
sale at Biletix Sale Points, Biletix Call Center and Biletix website. As of
July 11, tickets are available at D-Marin Turgutreis box office. All of the festival’s revenue will be donated
to Tohum Autism Foundation and Bodrum Health Foundation.
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