Esra Berkman and Lilian Tonella Tüzün



Born in different continents centuries ago and have become valuable representatives of their own music world, piano and kanun (qanun) are here with new musical languages developed by contemporary techniques of the 21st century. A unique repertoire, which was included in the album "New Music for Kanun & Piano", commissioned by "Kanun Piano Duo" and contributed by contemporary Turkish composers with their adaptations and original works, is waiting for you. In addition to this original repertoire, Çetin Işıközlü's Serenades for solo Kanun and solo Piano, Marcus Siqueira's piece inspired by the folk song "Along the Mulberry Tree" (Dut Ağacı Boyunca), and Soviet-era Armenian composer Khachatur Avetisyan's Kanun Concerto No.2 are also included in the programme.

Esra Berkman, Kanun
Lilian Tonella Tüzün,


Part One:
Çetin Işıközlü (1939)
Serenata for Solo Kanun (In tribute to Ruhi Ayangil by Işıközlü)
Onur Türkmen (1972)
Reminiscences for Kanun and Piano
Marcus Siqueira (1974)
Dut Ağacı Boyunca
Enis Gümüş (1982)
Başına Bağlamış Astar’dan
Tolga Zafer Özdemir (1975)
Ex Orient Lux
I: Karşılama II: Aganta Burina Burinata III: Cem IV: Prulliyaş

Part Two:
Khachatur Avetisyan (1926)
Concerto for Kanun No.2 (accompanied by piano)
Semih Korucu (1965)
Melioristic Etuds
I: Durağan Olan (Stagnant) & Ötekine Kapalı Olan (Set in Stone)
Çetin Işıközlü (1939)
Serenata for Solo Piano (In tribute to Şefik Büyükyüksel)
Uğraş Durmuş (1978)
At the Golden Horn No.8

Event Rules
  • Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded, except in case of cancellation of the event or change of date.
  • The student ticket is only valid with an available student ID. On the day of the event, the student IDs must be presented to the staff.
  • AKM Management reserves the right not to admit those who are considered unsuitable for the event by giving them refunds.
  • During the concert, recording with cameras, mobile phones, and other recording equipment is forbidden. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues. 
  • The events are suitable for participants aged 7 and over.
  • Once the event begins, no visitors will be allowed in the venue.
  • It is required for visitors to arrive and be ready at the entrance 1 hour prior to the event.   
  • The concert halls may change for reasons beyond control. AKM management is sure to change the seating layout, ensuring they assign the spectators a new seat in the changed venue that is closest to the prior ticket number. Purchased tickets will not be refunded due to the change of venue. 
  • Guests are required to comply with the stated seating layout; they are obliged not to change their seats during the event.
  • It’s forbidden to enter the venues with food and beverages, consume tobacco or tobacco products or use e-cigarettes outside smoke-free areas.

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