Classical Music Charity Concert
Time & Location
About the Event
This concert organised by Sectoral Events to raise a fund for Music Students in Turkey for CYDD Charity and in UK for Talent Unlimited Charity.
ERDEM MISIRLIOGLU - Piano
EMRE ENGIN - Violin
I.Part: 50 minutes
Mozart Sonata in B flat K. 454
Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80
Interval: 10 minutes
II.Part : 30 minutes
Franck Sonata in A major
Tickets: £35 VIP / £25 Standard / £15 Student
Date: Saturday, 29th January 2022
Address: St JAMES`S CHURCH
SUSSEX GARDENS PADDINGTON W2 3UD
Drink Reception: 21:30 (Only for VIP Ticket Holders and Sponsors in Royal Lancaster London Hotel
Erdem Mısırlıoğlu was born in Ipswich in 1989 to a Turkish father and British mother. Neither of his parents
are musicians, but he started his own musical training at the age of six, having piano lessons from the age of
nine. At the age of thirteen he was recommended to attend a conservatoire on Saturdays and studied for five
years under Mark Fielding at Junior Guildhall. He is now in the third year of his undergraduate course at
GSMD, where he has won a full scholarship to study with concert pianist, Martin Roscoe.
In 2006, Erdem was a prizewinner in the International Rachmaninov Competition for Young Pianists, held in
the composer’s birth place, and was also awarded the Keyboard Instrument Prize at GSMD. In 2008 he won
the Principal’s prize at GSMD and was the piano winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year.
Subsequently, he performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the BBC National
Orchestra of Wales.
He has enjoyed receiving masterclasses from top pianists including Ronan O’Hora, Bernard Roberts, Peter
Donohoe and Lang Lang, who said about Erdem’s playing: “Such a special sound...I really enjoyed
everything he does, it’s quite stunning playing”.
He is an active performer, regularly appearing as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Next
season’s concerto performances are to include Liszt’s 1st Piano Concerto, Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano
Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano concerto. His past performances have taken him to France, Poland
and Russia and he has played in venues such as St Martin in the Fields, Snape Maltings, Cardiff Millennium
Centre and the Wigmore Hall. A recital of Beethoven’s op 109 Sonata and Chopin’s 4 Ballades at the
Wigmore Hall was broadcast on Radio 3.
A keen chamber musician, Erdem is part of a piano trio formed with friends at GSMD as well as the Arnold
Camerata, a larger ensemble of string and wind players from GSMD and RAM, with whom he recently
performed Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Poulenc’s Wind Sextet among other works. He enjoys working with
other musicians and always wants chamber music to be a part of his musical life.
Erdem won the piano section of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2008. In 2011, he was awarded first prize
in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's intercollegiate piano competition. A passionate chamber
musician, Erdem is also a member of 'Trio Isimsiz', a piano trio formed with friends at the GSMD.
Emre Engin, one of the proteges of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, was awarded “The Young Soloist of the
Year” by 2012 International Istanbul Music Festival, which was followed by many other awards such as the
“Yehudi Menuhin Award” by Sudborough Foundation, the Royal College of Music, “Best Emerging Artist” by
Donizetti Classical Music Awards, 1st prize at the Ilhan Ozsoy Presidential Violin Competition, and the
prestigious “Career Grant” by N. Eczacibasi Foundation. He has given solo and chamber music
performances in many countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Italy, Holland, Germany,
Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel. The artist recently performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.5 “ Turkish”
with Tekfen Philharmonic at the opening concert of 2020 International Istanbul Music Festival.
Mr. Engin completed his bachelor’s degree with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London
with first class honors and his master’s degree with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan
School of Music on a full scholarship, generously supported by the CEV “Harika Yetenekler” Foundation. He
is currently in the last year of his doctoral degree at Stony Brook University Music Department and holding a
violin teaching assistant position at the same institute. Mr. Engin was appointed as the concertmaster of the
New Manhattan Sinfonietta by the legendary conductor Gurer Aykal in 2018. He is one of the co-founders of
a New York based online concert platform “Musik in the Air”.
Please be on time at St James`s Church Sussex Garden Paddington. Doors will be closed straight after concert starts.
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