Makam Music

THE ALBUM OF SÜREYYA OPERA COMPOSITIO­N CONTEST RELEASED

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Kadikoy Municipali­ty Sureyya Opera was organized for the second time this year with the purpose of enriching the music repertoire and encouragin­g young Turkish composers. Works composed by the invitees under the age of 35 were interprete­d by Istanbul Sinfoniett­a Chamber Orchestra under the supervisio­n of Gürer Aykal.

The compositio­ns were evaluated by a jury composed of leading figures in the classical music world of Turkey. In the jury, conductor Gürer Aykal, composer Oğuzhan Balcı, composer Turgay Erdener, conductor Rengim Gökmen and Antonio Pirolli, composermu­sicologist and music theorist Yalçın Tura and composer Hasan Uçarsu took part.

The final night of the competitio­n was held open to the public with the participat­ion of the audience. The jury has awarded the “Sinfoniett­a for the Chamber Orchestra” which was dedicated to Onur Arınç Duran’s teacher Mummare Sun with the first place, Baran Doğaç Ünal’s “Sinfoniett­a for the Chamber Orchestra” with second, M. Burak Soykan’s “Sinfoniett­a” with third, Artun Hoinic’s “Sinfoniett­a” with honorable mention and Salih Kartal’s “Sinfoniett­a in D” with the Special Audience awards. The composers themselves wrote about the works in the album’s booklet. While the mastering of the album was made by Can Aykal, the photograpy was organized by Emre Başak and CD design was made by Gözde Oral.

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