BIOGRAPHY

Born in December 26th, 1997. Started first piano lessons with Aytaj Rizaguliyeva when he is 5. In 2008, he was accepted by Prof. Meral Yapali for her piano class, going through Istanbul State University Conservatory School’s placement exam. In the same year he earned “The Promising Pianist” award in KASDAV events, organized by Municipality of Kadikoy, Istanbul...

Born in December 26th, 1997. Started first piano lessons with Aytaj Rizaguliyeva when he is 5. In 2008, he was accepted by Prof. Meral Yapali for her piano class, going through Istanbul State University Conservatory School’s placement exam. In the same year he earned “The Promising Pianist” award in KASDAV events, organized by Municipality of Kadikoy, Istanbul. 

 

Young piano artist who presented his first performance when he was 6 in Marmara University Concert Hall, also performed his first concerto when he was 15, in accompany with Istanbul State Symphonie Orchestra conducted by Chef Antonio Pirolli. He performed in many other concerts and recitals both domestic and international. 

 

He gave a recital upon an invitation in “Macedonia Bitola International Classical Music Festival” organization at “Manastır Military Preparatory School” building where Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had studied for a while and which being utilized as a museum nowadays.

Awarded first place in 2015, in the event named “Shining Stars in memory of Meriç Soylu” which is organized every year by İş Sanat. He also took stage in the same year with Borusan Philharmonic, conducted by Chef Sacha Goetzel, for the opening concert of İs Sanat Festival. His achievements appreciated many times by national printed media and TV channels both by interviews and concert reports.


Earned the masterclass scholarship from “International Holland Music Sessions” for the first time as a Turkish student, selected among numerous young talents. He has also been invited to several prestigious recitals held in Netherland / Bergen in August 2016 as a part of this organization. Recordings of those sessions have been but on the air in TRT3, the National Radio Broadcast Channel.

 

He proudly represented his country in the “Commemoration of Chopin” concert in Warsaw, which was held jointly by Chopin Institution and Turkish Warsaw Consulate. A full page interview published afterwards in the Gazeta Pomorska, a recognized Polish newspaper. He took stage in Poland, where he studied music, together with various musicians from diverse countries along the series of “International Civic Culture” concerts. He’s also performed several pieces from his repertoire in a live radio broadcast at Radyo Polska.

He’s earned the 1st place as a "Grand Prize" winner in traditional “31st Antonin Chopin Piano Contest” among the most talented and brilliant foreign students selected by Polish conservatories as the representative of their schools.

After his award; Ferhat Can has been invited to one of the most recognized and prestigious events in Poland, the 37th International Chopin Festival, to give a recital in the closing concert. The concert took place in an historical medieval space, with the attendance of very distinguished audience.

He’s been double awarded as the “1st place winner” in the 9th International Bitola Piano Contest with the “1st place Special Jury Award winner” among whole category champions in October 7th 2018.

 

Attended numerous master class sessions organized by many doyen pianists such as İdil Biret, Andrzej Jasiński, Andre Diev, Rolf Plagge, Andreas Frölich, Dmitri Alexeev and Matti Raekallio.

With the help of Borusan Kocabiyik and Enka Foundations scholarship support, Ferhat Can Büyük still continues to his piano education with Prof. Ewa Poblocka and Prof. Bartłomiej Wezner at The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz - Poland.

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