Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival10th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 24 - April 30, 2011

Burak Besir

A Special Tribute to the Children of the World


In Concert

Saturday, April 23, 2011    8:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

General Admission $10, Student $8
Tickets available at the door (cash only) Online ticket sales are closed


Burak Besir, Amy Conti, Kazuyo Kuriya,
Celeste Monteith, Wendy Rolfe, Flutes;
Jonathan Ong, Guitar;
Sara Cristal Peña Coffin, Bass;

Noriki Terada, Percussion

Turkish composer and flutist Burak Besir is a Contemporary Writing and Production Major at Berklee College of Music, and has a Masters in Flute from the Royal Scottish Academy. Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway premiered his “Sound From Anatolia” in 2010. His website is at:

Composer I-Yun Chung graduated from National Taiwan University of Art 2004 with BFA majoring in Classical Piano Performance and is double major in Film Scoring and Composition at Berklee College of Music. She is an active performer, arranger and composer, especially in Argentinean music.

Flutist Amy Conti is a Major in Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music. She earned a degree in Psychology and Classical Performance from Simmons College and New England Conservatory of Music. Performances with: Colleges of the Fenway Orchestra, Boston College Marching Band,Tufts Flute Choir.

Flutist and composer Kazuyo Kuriya holds degrees from Tokyo’s Musashino Academia Musicae and Berklee College of Music (Jazz Composition). Performances with: Maria Schneider and McCoy Tyner (Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra), Cesar Camargo Mariano, Eddie Gomez. Website:

Flutist and composer Celeste Monteith was born in Pretoria, South Africa. In 2008, Celeste completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute and Composition at the University of Pretoria. She received a scholarship to do a Professional Diploma in Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.Wendy Rolfe

Flutist Wendy Rolfe is Professor at Berklee College of Music. She performs on historical and modern flutes across the USA, in Canada, and in Latin America. DMA: Manhattan School of Music (Harvey Sollberger), BM: Oberlin Conservatory (Robert Willoughby).

Jonathan Ong is a Guitarist/Composer/Multi-Instrumentalist from Singapore and a student at Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring). He has performed at Boston’s Beantown Jazz Festival with Nona Hendryx, and Berklee’s Singer Showcase with Ben E. King.

Bassist Sara Cristal Peña Coffin received degrees in Performance and in Contemporary Writing and Production from the Berklee College of Music. She was born in Mexico, and grew up in Hayward, CA.

Percussioinist  Noriko Terada originally started her musical life with the piano at the age of 3. Later at the age of 11, she began playing the percussion,which she quickly fell in love with. Noriko Terada is mostly known as a live performance multi-percussionist, Noriko also noted studio musician in many styles including Classical, Jazz, Pop, World Music, Latin Music and Film Music.  Also she is recognized as a re-known major record label artist,specially as a music bell player/percussionist and she is working as a member of the group ‘Flangia’, the most renowned music bell & percussion band in Japan. The group has appeared on TV programs, magazines, radio and countless live events.  



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