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Burhan Öçal, Tuluğ Tırpan and Atilla Aldemir join forces to create a new project "Paganini Trio," which will consist of compositions by 19th century violin virtuoso Paganini as interpreted by the piano and percussive instruments.
Building a bridge between classical music, jazz and world music, Paganini Trio's concert is one of the highly anticipated performances of the festival. World-famous percussionist Öçal will be accompanied by talented composer and pianist Tırpan and award-winning Aldemir. Set to perform a concert at the Akbank Jazz Festival, these three virtuosos are expected to bring Paganini's everlasting musical legacy to life.
Pianist and composer Tirpan was born in Istanbul, the artist was accepted to the Bilkent University College of Music and Performing Arts in 1989 with a full scholarship. He studied piano with Martin Berkofsky and Namik Sultanov and studied counterpoint and harmony with Sami Hatipoglu. In 1992 he continued his education in Vienna Conservatory and studied piano with Gerhard Geretschlaeger. He studied composition and music theory with Ivan Erod and chamber music with Avadis Kuyumciyan at the Vienna Music Academy. The artists that he was influenced by and worked with are; composer Jorge Sanchez Chiong saxophone player Nicholas Simion, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist Tomo Keller violinist Daniel Pergamenchikov,soprano Kristiane Kaiser.
Violinist was born in Istanbul. Atilla Aldemir graduated from the violin class of Prof. Çiğdem İyicil at Mimar Sinan University College of Music, in his native city of Istanbul, Turkey, in 1994. With a scholarship from the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation, he went to Germany to study with Prof. Lukas David at the Detmold Hochschule für Musik, from which he graduated with the Künstlerische Reifeprüfung diploma in 1999. He then studied for the Konzertexamen (equivalent to honours soloist diploma) at Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Prof. Mintcho Mintchev and graduated with honour degree in 2002. Since 2002, Aldemir has continued his studies with Barbara Gorzynska and Prof. Matthias Maurer in Vienna.