Personal Name

Tűrev Berki



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Publication Date

Fall 10-16-2009

Year of Release



Tűrev Berki, piano

About the artist

Tűrev Berki was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1970. He has begun his piano education at the age of nine at Aran Music Center (AMC) in Ankara. His studies continued between 1979-1997 with master duo-pianists Elif and Bedii Aran.

Having received numerous awards at AMC, he was sent to Berlin in 1982 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Turkey at the 29th International Steinway Piano Competition, where he has shown an outstanding performance and awarded with the first prize. In the following year, he was among the five award winners in Italy at Senigallia International Piano Competition for Young Pianists with a remarkable grade.

The music authorities, with the concerts he performed in numerous countries including Germany, Italy, Poland, U.K. and U.S.A. praised Tűrev Berki over the years. Among various memorable recitals, his concert at Sopot Music Festival in Poland in 1990 has a distinctive place, as he was the first young Turkish pianist invited to this prestigious music festival. Later in 1993 having been assigned as the cultural attaché of Turkish Republic in U.S.A., he has given a recital in Washington D.C. with the occasion of 70th anniversary of the Republic. As a soloist he has played various concertos as well as many recitals, in international festivals held in Turkey.

While building a distinguishing style of his own, Tűrev Berki diversified his musical competence by completing his education at Gazi University, Department of Music Education as a valedictorian. He gained his PhD degree in music theory in 1997 with his thesis named A Framed Cadenza Model related to Mozart's Piano Concertos. Authorities named his thesis as an innovative scientific study in the field of musical analysis.

As a socially aware artist and fine musician, his contributions to culture and society have been praised on several occasions, highlights include, Turkey's Most Successful Young Person in Culture by the Junior Chamber International and honorary title of Steinway Artist by Steinway and Sons.

In June 2001 Tűrev Berki made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Prof. Dr. Tűrev Berki is Chairman of Musicology Department, State Conservatory of Hacettepe University. His dedicated work in academic field is a reflection of his view that leads his successful music career, "for supreme music success, talent and knowledge of theory goes hand in hand".

Library of Congress Authorities

Saygun, Ahmed Adnan. Aksak tartılar üzerine prelüd

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Wohltemperierte Klavier, 2. T. Nr. 8

Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907. Sonatas, piano, op. 7, E minor. Andante molto

Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. Sonatas, piano, H. XVI, 49, E♭ major

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Nocturne, piano, op. 33

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Excursions


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