August 13, 2014
2014 News and Events

2014 News and Events

July 8, 2014 - TRT Istanbul Radio

Aysegul Durakoglu was invited to have a program called “Miniatures” at the TRT Istanbul Radio Station on July 8, 2014. The program consisted of an interview and works from her solo piano on Debussy’s 12 Etudes and chamber music albums.

June 14, 2014 - The International Ankara Jazz Festival

Aysegul Durakoglu has performed the solo piano works of Turkey’s leading contemporary and electronic music composer Ilhan Mimaroglu. She also participated in a panel discussion to discuss the life and works of the composer.

May 26, 2014 - St. Peter’s Church Classical Concert Series

Aysegul presented a program titled, “From Bach to Buenos Aires” at the Classical Concert Series of St. Peter’s Church in New York City. She performed solo piano works by J. S. Bach, Liszt’s transcription of Bach’s Organ Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa Lobos; and chamber music works by Argentine composers like Bragato, Cirigliano, and Piazzolla with the cellist Leo Grinhauz.

April 19, 2014 – The Goethe Institut in Boston

Aysegul Durakoglu was invited to play a solo recital at the Goethe Institut in Boston. She performed solo piano works by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, and Turkish composers.

April 4, 2014 – The Stevens Institute of Technology

As part of the University Seminar Series at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. Durakoglu presented and performed the solo piano works of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche on April 4, 2014. The program titled, “Without Music, Life Would Be a Mistake,” was organized in collaboration with the Nietzche-Circle in New York and presented by Dr. Yunus Tuncel.

Musica Mundana Chamber Music Society

Aysegul Durakoglu and the members of Musica Mundana presented their highly acclaimed program of the “A Musical Journey with the Orient Express” at the Jumeirah-Pera Palas Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The program consisted of chamber music works by the Ottoman Court composers including Sultan Murad V, Contemporary Turkish composers as well as music from the major cities in Europe following the route of the First Orient Express between Istanbul and Paris. Among the participant performers were Turkey’s leading violinist Cihat Askin; Serap Ciftci, Mezzo-Soprano; Leo Grinhauz, cello; Ismail Lumanovsky, clarinet; and Askin Ensemble. For more information, please visit:

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