9th of April, 2016, Saturday, 7.00 pm
AIMA Haluk Barutçuoğlu Evi
AIMA Spring Concert series continues with Trio Tını concert.
Trio Tını was established when three young musicians from different cities, Simla Efe, Günsu Özkarar and Batu Ekmekçi, crossed in Istanbul. They started to discover works written for piano, viola and oboe with a pleasure, and to give concerts together.
Simla Efe was born in 1984 and became a full-time flute student in conservatory in 1995. Three years later, she passed to oboe and studied with Yaşar Acar. She got the opportunity to play the oboe concerto by Hummel as a soloist with the Istanbul State Orchestra and the School Orchestra of Istanbul University. She joined to the Beethoven Festival in Bonn and to the Young Euro Classic Festival with the School Orchestra of Istanbul University. In these festivals, she played under the direction of some of the well-known conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Peter Gulke and Penderecki. She continued her studies with Eric Mege at the Conservatory of Nice in France after gaining a scholarship from Turkish Education Foundation; she also served as an assistant of Eric Mege and played in Nice l’harmonie Orchestra. After two years in France, she was accepted to the oboe class of Jean Louis Capezzali at the Conservatory of Lausanne. During this period, she appeared in the concerts of Lausanne Rsr Radio and Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. She got her diploma “Oboe Performance Master” in 2011. While she was working at the Sion Music School, she recognized that she learned a lot from working with children; this led her to a second master education in pedagogy. She returned to Turkey in 2012 and started to her PhD at the Istanbul University State Conservatory.
Violist Günsu Özkarar graduated from Bilkent University Music and Performing Arts Faculty in 2008. In the same year, she was invited to “interkulturellen Dialogs culture jam” in Weimar as a member of the string quartet of Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and gave concerts with this string quartet. She completed her MA in the viola class of Prof. Ulrich Eichenauer at the Hochschule der Künste Bern in Switzerland. During her MA study, the piano quartet in which she performs won an audition and got the opportunity to attend to the masterclass of Maja Nosowska & Elzbieta Gajewska and to play on the Excellence Chamber Music Day. She also played with Orchester der HKB, Schweitzer Jugend Sinfonie Orchester, and with the conductors such as Christopher Warren Green, Bruno Weil, Daniel Klajner, Jos van Immerseel and Kai Baumann. She attended to the masterclasses of Tatjana Masurenko, Michael Kugel, Mikhail Volchok, Ruşen Güneş, Çetin Aydar, Danel Quartet, Marco Misciagna, Michel Michalakakos, Apple Hill Quartet, Siegfried Führlinger.
She is a member of The World Youth Orchestra, Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra, The Women Orchestra of Switzerland, Concours Europeen des chefs de String Ensemble, Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bilkent Youth Virtuosos and AIMA Festival Orchestra. She is currently continuing her PhD with Beste Tıknaz Modiri at the Istanbul University State Conservatory, and giving concerts with Trio Pax and Trio Tını.
Batu Ekmekçi was born in 1985 in İzmir. He studied piano with Prof. Ersin Onay and Prof. Hande Dalkılıç, correpetition with Andrée Sommer, chamber music with Elena Gnezdilova and Keres Aykal at the Bilkent University Music and Performing Arts Faculty; gave various solo and chamber music concerts during his education. He was accepted as MA student at piano department at the ITU MIAM in 2010. He played Chopin’s Preludes Op. 28 on the TV show “Minyatürler” by Cihat Aşkın in 2014.
He is currently continuing his studies with Ayşegül Sarıca at MIAM and giving concerts with mezzo soprano Berna Anıl. He also founded TRUP, a multidisciplinary platform for arts with puppeteer Çağrı Yılmaz and premiered “Küçük Bir Kukla Suiti” in Istanbul International Puppet Festival in 2012.
Robert Kahn, Serenade Op. 73
Charles Martin Loeffler, 2 Rhapsodies
Adolf Ruthardt, Piano Trio, Op. 34
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