Academy Festival Istanbul 2021

Istanbul’s New Music Festival!

In its first year, the Istanbul International Chamber Music Festival meets the audience with its theme focusing on nature and Istanbul.

The festival will host stars such as Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Gary Hoffman, Svetlin Roussev and Caspar Frantz, at the same time, offers a rich program with documentary screenings, symposiums, youth concerts and workshops.

Akademi Festival İstanbul
Akademi Festival İstanbul

Founded by cellist Nil Kocamangil (artistic director) and Aycan Altungül (director) in partnership with LocksBridge’s managing partners, social entrepreneurs Duygu Esenkar and Onur Tahmaz, Istanbul International Chamber Music Festival, sponsored by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, takes place between 21 September - 2 October.

Gary Hoffman & David Selig
Gary Hoffman & David Selig

The program of the 1st Istanbul International Chamber Music Festival will be announced at a press conference at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 14, at 10.30 am.

Hellen Weiss, Gabriel Schwabe & Caspar Frantz
Hellen Weiss, Gabriel Schwabe & Caspar Frantz

Istanbul International Chamber Music Festival, which aims to open a new phase on music for music lovers in Istanbul; focuses on “Istanbul and the responsibility towards nature” throughout the festival.

Svetlin Roussev & Elena Rozanova
Svetlin Roussev & Elena Rozanova

The festival has a vision that brings responsibility towards Istanbul with an environmentalist perspective that puts the youth in the center.

Burak Bilgili & Gökhan Aybulus
Burak Bilgili & Gökhan Aybulus

In addition to the chamber music concerts of world-renowned musicians at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, symposiums with surprise names will be held at Habitat Park, workshops about nature, documentary screenings on Istanbul will also be held, and 28 young musicians will perform under the title “Youth Concerts That Will Heal Istanbul”.

Borusan Quartet & Nil Kocamangil
Borusan Quartet & Nil Kocamangil

Festival Opens with Piano Duo Jussen Brothers!

Lucas & Arthur Jussen will meet with music lovers on September 21 at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall with the best examples of the four-hand piano repertoire.

The Jussen brothers have performed with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Concertgebouworkest, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, as well as Montréal, Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. They collaborated with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, Sir Neville Marriner, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Jaap van Zweden.

Lucas & Arthur Jussen
Lucas & Arthur Jussen


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