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Los Angeles, U.S.A — Brilliant international pianist Ayse Taspinar will give a much-awaited performance at a concert on September 30, 2012 at Pierre’s Fine Pianos in West Lost Angeles. Taspinar will perform pieces from her repertoire of rare Ottoman classical music and well-known Western composers.
“I like to play well-known Western composers such as Franz Liszt with unknown pieces like Emile Robert Blanchet’s “Turquie,” which captures the mysticism of Turkish culture,” said Taspinar. “I also want to introduce music-lovers to the rich cultural mosaic of the Ottoman Empire, and to composers and musicians of different ethnic groups.”
The Program will feature Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s “Grande Paraphrase de la Marche de Donizetti,” Swiss composer Emile Robert Blanchet’s “Turquie,” as well as pieces by Turkish composer Ahmet Adnan Saygun and two Armenian composers, D. Tchouhadjian and Komitas.
Tickets are $10 at the door and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.
The concert is sponsored by the Los Angeles Turkish American Association (LATAA), a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to promoting better understanding and relations between the peoples ofTurkey and the United States of America.
For more information visit www.laturks.org.
About Ayse Taspinar
Ayse Taspinar is an international pianist who has performed around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Rome, Buenos Aires and Ankara. In 2009, she received a UCLA fellowship for her doctorate thesis on piano music in the Ottoman Empire and she lectured on the topic, “Rediscovering the Shared Cultural heritage of Armenians and Turks through Music.”
Born in Paris, Ms. Taspinar studied music in Turkey, as well as at the Conservatorio di Roma and the Conservatorio di Milano, and won top prizes at several international competitions. She earned her Masters Degree in Music at Indiana University and recently completed her doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles.