The Alanya International Piano Competition and Festival

The Alanya International Piano Competition and Festival

The Alanya International Piano Competition and Festival will be held on October 18-19, 2024, at the ALTSO Conference and Meeting Hall.

The “International Alanya Piano Competition and Festival” will be held in cooperation with Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University (ALKU) and Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ALTSO) to announce the best pianists in Alanya. The event is part of the programs and events organized by ALKU to enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of the city. The competition will be held on May 18-19, and all the proceeds will be donated to purchase pianos for Science and Art Centers in cities affected by the February 6 earthquakes. To apply for the competition, interested individuals can visit the https://pianofest.alanya.edu.tr/ web address. The jury members of the competition are Hande Dalkılıç, Ferid Adıgüzelzade, Nazile Adıgüzelzade, Prof. Dr. S. Cem Şaktanlı, and Dr. Lecturer Eren Lehimler from ALKU Music Education Department. The Competition and Festival aims to offer young pianists from Alanya a chance to perform the pieces they have studied on the piano, engage with each other, and collaborate with renowned pianists in Turkey and worldwide.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL APRIL 30TH

The International Alanya Piano Competition and Festival will be held on May 18-19, 2024, at the ALTSO Conference and Meeting Hall. The competition has three categories – A, B, and C – and the deadline for applications is April 30. Category A is open to young pianists aged 6-8, Category B is for those aged 9-11, and Category C is for those aged 12-14. Winners will be awarded first, second, and third place in each category.

The event will feature a competition, festival, and masterclass. The festival has no age restrictions, and pianists can perform a piece for a maximum of 3 minutes. The masterclass program will take place on May 17, 2024, at the ALKU Faculty of Education, in the Prof. Dr. Ali Uçan Music classroom. All pianists who participate in the competition and festival are welcome to attend the masterclass sessions held by the jury members free of charge.

RECTOR TÜRKDOĞAN AND PRESIDENT ERDEM INVITE MUSIC LOVERS

ALKU Rector Prof. Dr. Kenan Ahmet Türkdoğan emphasized that the International Alanya Piano Competition and Festival is a very valuable event for Alanya. Emphasizing that they will continue cultural activities as ALKU, Rector Türkdoğan said, “I invite all pianists to the competition and festival we will organize with ALTSO. This event will be more than a competition, it will be a great touch to the cultural life of our cities, which suffered great damage in the February 6 earthquakes. While the competition will determine the best pianists in our region, it will also reveal the value our Alanya gives to culture and art. I would like to thank the organizers and participants of the competition and wish success to the competitors.”

Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Eray Erdem said that they are very pleased to be a stakeholder of such an important organization. President Erdem invited all piano artists to the festival and said, “We are happy to organize a piano competition and festival in cooperation with our university and also to sign a new cooperation. In addition to the work we do for the economy of our Alanya, we will continue to support cultural projects that support such art and artists.”

PhD. Yakup Uslu

CEO IDEAL &Partners

Source: https://www.idealandpartners.com/the-alanya-international-piano-competition-and-festival/

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