Chamber Music Concert: Pianist Fazil Say and Duke students
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
Born and raised in Ankara, pianist and composer Fazil Say is one of the most distinctive artists to emerge from Turkey in the last twenty years. His works blend folk traditions from his homeland with elements of Western classical music. Say's musical vocabulary, like the geography of his native country, is situated between Europe and Asia. Le Figaro raves, "Say is not merely a pianist of genius; undoubtedly he will be one of the greatest artists of the twenty-first century." As Artist-in-Residence at Duke, Fazil Say will work with students in the Department of Music's chamber music program, then perform this concert with them. The program includes pieces by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.Presented in association with Duke Performances & the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.