13th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 20 - April 26 2014



Aysegul DurakogluSince her highly acclaimed New York Recital Debut, pianist Ayşegül Durakoğlu has concertized widely as soloist and chamber musician throughout Turkey, Russia, Europe, and the United States. 

She was featured as soloist in the International Istanbul Music Festival with James Galway, Contemporary Music Festivals in Russia, Musical Intersections and International Niagara Chamber Music Festival in Canada. 

Her recent performances include lecture-recitals on Debussy’s Piano Etudes, a chamber music project titled “A Musical Journey with the Orient Express” at the Jazz at Lincoln Center and Pera Palas-Jumeirah in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ayşegül Durakoğlu began her musical life in Istanbul and received her Bachelor of Music degree at the Istanbul State Conservatory.  She received her Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School and a Ph.D. degree with notable distinction at the New York University where she also served on the piano faculty.  Her teachers included Adele Marcus, Gyorgy Sandor, and Gregory Haimovsky. 

Aysegul DurakogluAs a member of the NYU Chamber Music Society she premiered numerous works at Merkin Hall and won the NYU’s Chamber Music Special Award. 

An active performer and researcher, Ayşegül Durakoğlu has presented lecture-recitals on the music of Turkish composers and piano music of Claude Debussy. 

In 1998, she established a Chamber Music Society, Musica Mundana, and continues to perform with her ensemble throughout the United States and Canada.  She is also a faculty member at the Stevens Institute of Technology teaching music history and piano classes.  Recently, she presented lecture-performances on the music of Turkish composers and Turkish tangos at the Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


French Suite in G Major, No. 5, BWV 816  J. S. BACH
Allemande – Courante – Sarabande
Gavotte – Bourree – Loure - Gigue

So Lach Doch Mal (So laugh Once More)
Da Geht Ein Bach (A Brook Goes By)
Heldenklage (Heros’ Lament)
Zwei Polnische Tanze (Two Polish Dances):
Mazurka and Aus der Czardas

Friedrich NIETZCHE

“Isolde’s Liebestod” from Tristan and Isolde


Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 

Frederic CHOPIN

Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 2

Piano Etudes:
Pour les Cinq Doights (For Five Fingers)                                     
Pour les Arpeges Composees (For Composed Arpeggi)
La Valse Romantique

Valses Sentimentales (1957)  


Impressions (1937)   
Game - Little Shepherd – Folk Song - Zeybek (Aegean Dance)

Ulvi Cemal ERKIN

Three Compositions from Turkish Folk Songs (1940)

Cemal Resid REY 








Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 8:00 pm


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