February 24, 2017
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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Prizewinner of the International Ahmet Adnan Saygun Piano Competition, Turkish pianist Sinan Çayır (b. 1992, Ankara) has been performing since the age of twelve, when he started his piano studies with Öznur Orbay at the State Conservatory of Hacettepe University. In 2006, he participated in Pamela Mia Paul’s masterclass and attended Idil Biret’s AIMA Masterclass in 2007. He studied under the guidance of Gulsin Onay, Emre Elivar, Alexander Madzar, and Misha Dacic at Eklisia Summer Music School. He worked with Walter Ponce, Francesco Libetta, Ilya Itin and Jorge Luis Prats at Miami Summer Piano Academy. In 2010, he was awarded to study at the Belarussian State Music Academy, Piano Department in Minsk under the guidance of noted Russian pianists Valery Shatsky and Igor Olovnikov, and in 2014 with Misha Dacic in Mersin State Conservatory. He won the second and the ‘best Adnan Saygun interpreter’ prize at the 2nd International Ahmet Adnan Saygun Piano Contest in Gumusluk, Turkey in 2013. Çayır has currently been pursuing his Master of Music at Florida International University School of Music in Piano Performance in the studio of Kemal Gegic.

Watch Sinan Çayır playing Chaconne by Bach-Busoni