Bülent Evcil | Flute
Bülent Evcil, defined by the world-famous flute virtuoso Sir James Galway as one of the best flute artists of his generation. He completed his education, which he started at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in 1980, at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Heidelberg-Mannheim School of Music. After his extraordinary performance, in where he was awarded as “Best Performer” in the flute competition organized by Sir James Galway in Dublin in 1992, Evcil attracted the attention of Sir James Galway and became a student of him, who is regarded as one of the most competent names in his field.
He took part in many prestigious orchestras such as the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lorin Maazel, the Italian International Symphony Orchestra and the State Symphony Orchestra of Sao Paulo as a solo flute artist and 1st flute.
Evcil; With the invitations received from the American Flutist Association (NFA), in California and New York, in Milan as part of the Falaut Festival, in particular the British Flute Festival and the German Flute Festival organized by the British Flutist Association; He has performed in flute festivals organized in France, Slovenia, Serbia and Kosovo and received invitations for master classes.
By performing with; Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Athens Radio & Television (ΕRΤ) Orchestra, Dnipro Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Murcia State Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra and I Solisti Veneti Chamber Orchestra, Evcil has gained admiration from international classical music lovers as a soloist.
He has worked with many conductors and artists such as Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Alexander Rahbari, Igor Oistrakh, Emil Tabakov, Ion Marin, Gürer Aykal, Tadeusz Strugała, Claudio Scimone, Fazıl Say, Richard Galliano, Benoit Fromanger, Davide Formisano, Marc Grauwels, Raffaele Trevisani, L. Kretzer, P. Moll A.Oliva.
He has premiered many works in Turkey. Among them are Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto and J. Rodrigo’s work “Concierto Pastoral”, which is defined as the world’s most difficult flute concerto by the critics.
Mr. Evcil recorded many albums such as Tango Time in 2004 and Middle East Miniatures in 2013 as well as Fazıl Say’s Mesopotamia Symphony in which he performed as a soloist. In 2015, he recorded his third album with the world-renowned pianist Phillip Moll, and this work was released under the name Virtuoso Flute. This album increased the artist’s worldwide recognition and was carried to the cover by Flute Talk magazine with a long interview.
Lately, he dedicated himself to increase the flute’s popularity in Turkey and represent Turkish music worldwide most effectively. He is the recipient of the Royal Belgian Art Incentive Medal. He was also awarded as the “Most Successful Woodwind Artist” of 2010 by Andante music magazine.
The most distinctive features of Mr. Evcil’s performance are his natural and attractive style, effortless virtuosity and extremely refined taste. Evcil can be said to be “one of the most talented flute artists of his generation” which can be clearly seen in his interpretations and extraordinary talent, combining his unique and finely crafted structures with a world of vivid fantasy and emotion.
Recently, Mr. Evcil premiered pianist and composer Fazıl Say’s flute concerto, which he composed for him, with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also the only flautist who can perform the very concerto.
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