With tours in South America and Turkey along with other countries, and 17 concerts over the last 10 weeks, Gulsin Onay celebrates the New Year with an equally exciting schedule.

Gulsin Onay's 2010-11 concert season took off in England, where she played the season opening of the Sunderland Piano Society in September, and October found her on a South America tour. After visiting Colombia, she made her Chile debut to a much enthusiastic Santiago audience and also was a guest at the first La Serena International Piano Festival.

Ms. Onay's whirlwind schedule continued with a tour in Turkey, giving 17 concerts over 10 weeks comprising recitals and performances of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Erkin concertos. The Polish medal decorated pianist has already given many Chopin concerts this year to celebrate the centenary of the composer. She was the soloist of Presidential Symphony Orchestra in both their Chopin anniversary concert at the beginning of the year and the Schumann anniversary concert at its end.

The coming year is the 2011 anniversary of Liszt, and Ms. Onay will celebrate the occasion in an appropriately grand style. In February she and Russian pianist Ilya Itin will perform an all-Liszt evening to open the Miami Piano Festival Aventura Cultural Series, a programme which they will be presenting at festivals and concert halls through the year.

Other coming highlights of the season include a Cologne tour with Odessa Philharmonic and their conductor Hobart Earle, performance of Saygun's 1st Concerto with Malaga Philharmonic under the baton of Howard Griffiths, Rachmaninov 3 with NDR Radio Philharmonic at Schleswig-Holstein Festival and a United States tour covering several states.

On the recording front, in January 2011 Gulsin Onay, in collaboration with Maestro Jose Serebrier and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, will record the piano concertos by Khachaturian and Erkin.

Posted on 02 Feb 2011 by editor

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