Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival9th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 25 - May 30, 2010


Burak Besir



Today's Bests, Tomorrow's Brightest Stars…" This is how Burak and 5th Conservatory Project musicians featured to the audience and press at Kennedy Center in Washington. Representing Berklee College of Music, Burak was one of the fifteen best musicians from all over US conservatories who took part at the 5th Conservatory Project in October 2008.

At Present, Burak continues his studies on Contemporary Writing and Production, at Berklee College of Music and plays at the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Video Game Orchestra as Principal Flute. He also continues solo and orchestral performance and gives number of concerts in US and Europe each year.

Burak Besir performed with Sezen Aksu in 2009.


BURAK BESIR

Flute Recital

with

Sonya Belousova, piano
Noriko Terada, percussion
Nikolaos Stamatakis, bass


Saturday, May 1, 2010    8:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street

Free Admission but
advance registration required.
Limited seating.
RSVP to info@BostonTurkishFilmFestival.org
by Friday, April 30, 2010
.


PROGRAM

Julies Mouquet - "La Flute de Pan " Opus 15, for Flute and Piano

1. Pan and the Shepherds - Allegro giocoso
2. Pan and the Birds - Adagio
3. Pan and the Nymphs - Allegro molto vivo

Francois Borne - "Carmen Fantasy", for Flute and Piano

Allegro moderato
Andante moderato
Allegro quasi Andantino HABANERA
Lento
Presto

Astor Piazzolla, for Flute and Piano
Cafe -1930


-- Intermission --

Mike Mower - "Sonata Latino", for Flute and Piano

1.Salsa Montunate
2.Rumbango
3.Bossa Merengova

Claude Bolling - "Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio"

1. Allegro Fugato (FUGACE)
2. Baroque Style (BARAOQUE AND BLUE)
3 Expressively with a Swing (IRLANDAISE)
4. Java in 5 (JAVANAISE)
5. Fast (VELOCE)

 

Burak Besir, flute
Sonya Belousova, piano
Noriko Terada, percussion
Nikolaos Stamatakis, upright bass


Burak Besir, born in Lefkosa, Cyprus, received his early flute lessons at North Cyprus Music and Art Academy and continued his studies at Ankara Hacettepe State Conservatory where he studied with Saki Şarıl and Songul Seidel.

After completing the regular four year undergraduate degree with distinction in three years, Burak went to UK to continue his music career. Studying with David Nicholson, Burak did his masters degree on Performance at Royal Scottish Academy in Scotland.

Burak gave number of concerts at the most distinguished venues and participated as guest artist on various festivals in Europe, Middle East and most recently in US. Receving the UK Young Concert Artist Award in 2003, Burak toured all over UK, Scotland and Wales and gave recitals and concerts as part of the award series. He gave his first debut at Wigmore Hall in London. Some of his performings include B. Carmen Fantasie with Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra in Boston, Nielsen Concerto with Bromley Symphony Orchestra in London, Mercadante Concerto with Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Scotland and Mozart Andante with Istanbul Sisli Symphony Orchestra gala concert. Burak gave number of concerts at Akbank Kültür ve Sanat (Akbank Culture and Art) and appeared on TV channels like TV8, CNN Turk, NTV and BRT

Burak regularly attends to Sir James Galway's masterclasses and works with the master over the years. In 2007 Burak received "The Best Performer 2nd Prize" award from Sir James Galway at International Flute Seminar in Switzerland.

Besides his solo career Burak has held Principal and Second positions at Istanbul State Opera and Ballet and Second Flute position at Istanbul Borusan Philharmony Orchestra from 2003 to December 2007.

Receiving the WST (World Scholarship Tour) scholarship from Berklee College of Music and his talent and interest in composing and contemporary music led him move to Boston. Burak received the 1st Berklee Concerto Competition award in 2008.

In summer 2008, Burak received an invitation from Sir James Galway to perform his Flute Choir arrangement, "La Flute de Pan Op15", at annual masterclass public concert in Switzerland. His first arrangement to the Turkish pop music Diva, Sezen Aksu was performed in Istanbul with Istanbul Symphony Orchestra in November 2009.

At present Burak continues his studies on Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music and plays at the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, and Video Game Orchestra as Principal Flute. He also continues solo and orchestral performance and gives number of concerts in US and Europe each year.


 

 
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