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y-zmir city hall launches classical music festival with focus on piano.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The yzmir Metropolitan Municipality is launching a new classical music festival in February that will turn the spotlight on Turkish pianists, news agencies reported on Friday.

The Saygun Music Festival, named after the 20th-century Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun, a native of yzmir, will run for seven days, Feb. 2-9, and feature performances by internationally acclaimed concert and recording pianists Fazyl Say, GE-lsin Onay and Emre E[currency]en, the Doy-an news agency reported.

Veteran French pianist and conductor Jean Bernard Pommier and Brussels-based Cuban pianist Mauricio Vallina are also set to perform.

The festival will get under way on Feb. 2 with an opening concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center (AASSM) Grand Hall, where the 46-piece Ege Sanat Symphony Orchestra under maestro ybrahim Yazycy will perform the entire piano concertos by Beethoven with E[currency]en, Onay, Vallina and Pommier as soloists.

Fazyl Say will take to the same stage for a recital the following night.

The festival will also feature a national competition for young pianists, where the jury will consist of musicians performing at the festival, Doy-an reported.

(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CyHAN

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