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Meral Azizoğlu © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Music on the Orient Express: Meral Azizoğlu and the Gypsy Fire Ensemble

By , 06 June 2018
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Ferhan & Ferzan Onder © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Playful light and colour from the Amsterdam Sinfonietta at the Istanbul Music Festival

By , 05 June 2018
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Sasha, Mischa and Lily Maisky © Ali Guler
Istanbul

Life and death in Istanbul: Maisky family trio plays Mahler, Shostakovich and Schumann

By , 04 June 2018
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Hakan Güngör © Courtesy of Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Melodies of Istanbul present a rich blend at Istanbul Music Festival

By , 03 June 2018
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Sascha Goetzel © Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Philip Glass' excellent Eleventh Symphony given Turkish première

By , 16 June 2017
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Cello4Berlin and Çellistanbul © Ersin Durmus
Istanbul

Cello Octet resounds at the Hagia Eirene

By , 11 June 2017
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Alexander Kniazev © Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2017
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Gülru Ensari and Herbert Schuch © Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Spirit of the Dance: Ensari and Schuch at the Istanbul Music Festival

By , 10 June 2017
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Huseyin Sermet © Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

Two Left Hands in Istanbul: Piano Concertos from Sermet and Varvaresos

By , 09 June 2017
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Vikingur Olafsson © Ari Magg
Istanbul

Víkingur Ólafsson Dazzles Istanbul With His Goldberg Variatons

By , 07 June 2017
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Şimdi Ensemble © Benek Ozmez
Istanbul

A bazaar performance underscores Istanbul’s Unusual Music Festival

By , 04 June 2017
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And Karabacak and the Semplice Quartet © Ersun Durmus
Istanbul

The Music Route: A feast for peripatetic music lovers in Istanbul

By , 03 June 2017
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Alina Pogostkina © Benek Ozmuz
Istanbul

In Istanbul, Beethoven's Violin Concerto comes with cannon and muezzin obbligato

By , 01 June 2017
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Mikhail Rudy © Benek Ozmez
Istanbul

Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing in Istanbul

By , 31 May 2017
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Sascha Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic © Ersin Durmus | Istanbul Music Festival
Istanbul

An esoteric combination opens the aptly named Unusual Istanbul Music Festival

By , 29 May 2017
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Krzysztof Penderecki © Peter Anderson | Schott Promotion
Istanbul

A special treat in Istanbul: Penderecki by Penderecki

By , 21 April 2016
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
Istanbul

Buchbinder and the Borusan: The art of making silence sing

By , 06 April 2016
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Sascha Goetzel © Harald Hoffmann
Istanbul

New sounds and soundscapes in Istanbul: Britten and Takemitsu

By , 31 March 2016
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Sascha Goetzel © Harald Hoffmann
Istanbul

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic: vigorous endeavour in Mahler's “Resurrection”

By , 14 January 2016
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Brodsky Quartet © Eric Richmond
Istanbul

Ravel and more in the Brodsky Quartet's Istanbul visit

By , 08 December 2015
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Ayse Senogul © Benek Ozmez
Istanbul

A benevolent shepherd for young singers: Istanbul’s Leyla Gencer Competition

By , 11 September 2015
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Kim Kashkashian © Steve Riskind
Istanbul

Tigran Mansurian's première presented by Kashkashian and Nagy in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2015
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Angela Hewitt © Mai Wolf
Istanbul

Angela Hewitt's entrancing Spanish Landscapes in Istanbul

By , 05 June 2015
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The Borodin Quartet © Keith Saunders
Istanbul

Dvořák in Istanbul: the Borodins and Berezovsky impress in the Hagia Eirene

By , 04 June 2015
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Ivo Pogorelić © Alfonso Batalla
Istanbul

Pogorelić's triumphant recital in Istanbul

By , 26 March 2015
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Nelson Freire © Mat Hennek | CAMI
Istanbul

Nelson Freire's remarkable Grieg a highlight in Istanbul

By , 18 June 2014
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Piotr Anderszewski © MG de Saint Venant | Virgin Classics
Istanbul

In Istanbul, Anderszewski continues to champion Syzmanowski

By , 16 June 2014
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Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
Istanbul

Steven Isserlis' passionate and improvisatory reading of Dvořák in Istanbul

By , 04 June 2014
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Alpaslan Ertüngealp © Andrea Felvégi
Istanbul

Fiery Mendelssohn from the Istanbul State SO

By , 18 April 2014
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Sascha Goetzel © Harald Hoffmann
Istanbul

Four Bs in Istanbul: BIPO, Benedetti, Brahms & Bruckner

By , 13 March 2014
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Roberto Alagna and Roxana Constantinescu with Sascha Goetzel and BIPO © U. Özge Balkan
Istanbul

Roberto Alagna celebrates with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra on their 15th birthday

By , 28 November 2013
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Martha Argerich
Istanbul

Soulmates: Martha Argerich and Gidon Kremer in Istanbul

By , 26 November 2013
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Fazil Say
Istanbul

Fazıl Say plays Chopin in Istanbul

By , 01 November 2013
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Mischa Maisky  ©  Adriano Heitmann
Istanbul

A family affair: Mischa, Lily and Sascha Maisky mesmerize Istanbul

By , 02 May 2013
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Church of St Anthony of Padua, Istanbul
Istanbul

Old music in an old church: The Corelli Consort in Istanbul

By , 08 April 2013
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Martin Fröst  ©  Mats Bäcker
Istanbul

Martin Fröst plays Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra in Istanbul

By , 02 April 2013
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Kevin Griffiths
Istanbul

All Mozart and no play: Kevin Griffiths, Paul Lewis and Berlin Kammerorchester in Istanbul

By , 18 March 2013
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Emmanuel Pahud with Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra  ©  MPR
Istanbul

An exemplary partnership: Emmanuel Pahud and Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra in Istanbul

By , 06 March 2013
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