Başar Can Kıvrak

Few living pianists like Başar Can Kıvrak manage to combine unreserved virtuosity with such a real and sincere sense of an innermost self.
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Başar Can Kıvrak | Piano

Başar Can Kıvrak, who graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory with a red diploma (the highest degree) in the class of Eliso Virsaladze in 2012, won many awards in various national and international competitions throughout his career. Between 2003-2008, he worked with Gülnara Aziz and graduated from Bilkent University MSSF with high honor. In 2019, he was awarded his proficiency in music at Eskişehir University State Conservatory under the consultancy of Gökhan Aybulus.

In 2002, he made himself known at the age of 16 by winning 3rd place at the Ferdi Statzer Piano Competition that was held for the first time in İstanbul. Following his success, he also won the “Yamaha Award” in December 2004 and the “Grand Prix” (Grand Prize) at the 2nd International Young Virtuosi Piano Competition held in Sofia in April 2005.

Başar Can Kıvrak gave concerts as a soloist with many orchestras such as all state orchestras of Turkey including Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Dolnoslaska Philharmonic Orchestra, Yaşar University Symphony Orchestra, Mersin University Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Sion. The Artist performed in many concerts with Borusan Quartet and Semplice Quartet.

Kıvrak has performed at many prestigious festivals and concert halls such as Prokofiev Festival in Moscow, Rachmaninoff Hall, Moscow Conservatory Small Hall and White Hall, Antalya International Piano Festival, Nicosia International Piano Festival, Ankara International Music Festival, Gümüşlük International Music Festival, Bursa Osmangazi Chamber Music Festival, IKSEV International İzmir Festival and KK Beethoven 250.

In 2018, Mr. Kıvrak together with pianist Cem Babacan made the Turkish premiere of Max Bruch’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey under the baton o Raoul Grüneis. He was also the soloist in the world premiere of Bogatay Köprülü’s Piano Concerto performed in International İzmir Festival together with İzmir Festival Orchestra and conductor Can Okan.

Başar Can Kıvrak currently teaches at Yaşar University Department of Music, and continues his career as a soloist as well as with chamber music.


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