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Born1997
CountryTurkey
Homepagewww.cancakmur.com
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2020/2021

Piano
02. May - 06. May 2021

Academic year 2018/2019

Piano
06. Feb - 10. Feb 2019

Academic year 2017/2018

Piano
10. Feb - 15. Feb 2018

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Can Çakmur

“The clear and deserved winner of the competition was Can Çakmur, who was born in Ankara. He calmly dared to play Beethoven's lyrical fourth piano concerto, letting the music speak for itself with a wonderfully radiant, graceful appearance, and in doing so, appeared to be heartfelt and fully sincere. His cautious announcement of an encore in the form of the second movement of Schumann's second piano sonata underscored his disarming natural talent - at the same time uninhibited and highly developed. "(David Kettle," The Scotsman ")

The winner of the “Scottish International Piano Competition 2017”, Can Çakmur, began his musical training with Leyla Bekensir and Ayse Kaptan. He later studied with Emre Sen. While still studying in Turkey, he was accepted into Marcella Crudeli's class at the Schola Cantorum in Paris in 2012, where he was awarded the “Diplôme de Virtuosité” with the highest distinction two years later. He is currently studying with Grigory Gruzman at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar. He also works with Diane Andersen in Belgium. Can Çakmur has already attended courses with renowned musicians such as Leslie Howard, Arie Vardi and Claudio Martínez Mehner at various academies and is a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, where he regularly takes part in the intensive weeks and other activities. Since 2015 he has been writing monthly for the Turkish music magazine "Andante". 

Can Çakmur has already won numerous prizes. In 2014 he received the “EMCY Prize” of the European Union of Music Competitions for Young People at the “Pianale Junior” and was named “Young Musician of the Year” at the “Donizetti Classical Music Awards” in Istanbul. In 2018 he received the “DAAD award” for his “contributions to international life at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar”. Before his success at the international piano competition in Glasgow, he was also a prizewinner at the international piano competition “Roma”, the “International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists” and the “International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists”. In 2019 he won the 1st prize at the "Hamamatsu International Piano Competition" in Japan. 

Can Çakmur has performed in well-known concert halls such as the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Glocke in Bremen and has been invited to various festivals, including Pianofortissimo in Bologna, the Istanbul Music Festival and the Liszt Festival. In 2014 he performed at the season opening concert of the Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ender Sakpinar. In 2015 he opened the Istanbul Music Festival with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Sascha Goetzel. In 2019 he made his debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of Kensho Watanabe and performed at the VP Bank Classic Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. 

The young musician was selected for the “Young Musicians on World Stages” project founded by Güher & Süher Pekinel and financed by the Turkish company TÜPRAS and plays a grand piano donated by Yamaha. 

Information
Born1997
CountryTurkey
Homepagewww.cancakmur.com
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2020/2021

Piano
02. May - 06. May 2021

Academic year 2018/2019

Piano
06. Feb - 10. Feb 2019

Academic year 2017/2018

Piano
10. Feb - 15. Feb 2018