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The Music of Orient | Borusan Quartet

3rd festival concert

09 / 10 / 19:00

Who Borusan Quartet (Turkey)
Where The Knight’ Hall of Lednice Chateau

Burhan Öçal Eski İstanbul (Old Istanbul) · Oğuzhan Balci String Quartet No. 1 · Folk Tunes Karahisar Kalesi (Castle of Karahisar) · Nihavend Longa · Ulvi Cemal Erkin String Quartet · Hasan Uçarsu Bozlak from String Quartet No. 2 · İlyas Mirzayev Sarıkamış Türküsü · Sadi Isılay Sultaniyegah Sirto

Programme: Borusan Quartet – the internationally renowned Turkish string quartet, awarded by the Andante magazine’s “Chamber Ensemble of the Year” award, brings a revealing, energetic and optimistic programme to the LVHF 2020, where classical music alternates with the arrangements of Turkish folk songs.



Borusan Quartet (Turkey)
Esen Kıvrak’s (1st Violin)
Özgür Baskın (2nd Violin)
Efdal Altun (Viola)
Çağ Erçağ (Violoncello)


Borusan Quartet was founded in 2005 under the leadership of maestro Gürer Aykal. Since then, the quartet has taken part in several master classes and as well as being busy during continuous concerts at the Süreyya Opera House in Kadıköy, Istanbul, and touring in Turkey and abroad. Quartet regularly participates in world music festivals and performed at places such as Zurich Tonhalle, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, the Philharmonie de Paris and Giuseppe Verdi Hall in Milan with leading world artists (İdil Biret, Fazıl Say, Andreas Ottensamer, Gülsin Onay, Ruşen Güneş, Igudesman & Joo, Fora Baltacıgil, Lawrence Power). The ensemble, which has twice performed as a residential quartet at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, was the residential quartet of this year’s String Quartet Biennail Amsterdam.

The Quartet received the Chamber Music of the Year award at the Andante Magazine’s Classical Music Awards in 2010. The Borusan Quartet premiered several world premieres of contemporary composers from Turkey and abroad, often being dedicated directly to the quartet. They have released four CDs: “Erkin, Aykal, Saygun” (2015), “Schumann’s Piano Quintet”together with İdil Biret (2014), “Mozart & Verdi” (2016) and “Company” (2017). The very last CD was named a Recording of the Month by BBC Music Magazine.


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