DATE AND VENUE
12 June 2014, Süreyya Opera House
PELİN HALKACI AKIN violin
ISABELLE VAN KEULEN violin & viola
NİL KOCAMANGİL cello
IRİS ŞENTÜRKER piano
- Gabriel Fauré
Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, KV478
- Antonin Dvorak
Piano Quartet No.2 in E flat Major, Op.87
Lasts 115’ inc. interval.
A regular hub in the Istanbul Music Festival, the one-off project series Festival Encounters brings three of the most brilliant new-generation Turkish soloists, Pelin Halkacı Akın, Nil Kocamangil, and İris Şentürker, together with an international violin virtuoso, a chamber music star Isabelle van Keulen. Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic’s concertmaster Pelin Halkacı Akın is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician who is a welcomed guest at international festivals. The cellist of the evening, Nil Kocamangil is one of Turkey’s promising young talents who has won numerous competitions and who concertizes extensively in Paris, where she currently is a post-graduate student. Pursuing a musical career in a geography that spans America, Europe, and Asia, pianist İris Şentürker returns to the festival for this special meeting. This year’s first of the two Festival Encounters will showcase Isabelle van Keulen’s catching inspiration and enthusiasm in moulding the music with her chamber music partners, which will certainly enchant all music lovers.