CİHAT AŞKIN “TÜRK VALSLERİ”

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CİHAT AŞKIN “TÜRK VALSLERİ”

Cihat Aşkın and Turkish Waltzes Being known and recognized as one of the leading violin virtuosos by music authorities, Cihat Aşkın gave concerts around the world ...

Cihat Aşkın and Turkish Waltzes

Being known and recognized as one of the leading violin virtuosos by music authorities, Cihat Aşkın gave concerts around the world by sharing the stage with world famous musicians such as Cobos, Dmitriev, Yoel Levi, Shmolo Mintz, Roby Lakatos and Ida Haendel and was invited to festivals. Cihat Aşkın and his Little Friends (CAKA) project which he launched in 2004 to share his experiences with future generations, was granted “Classical Music Event of the Year” in 2011 Donizetti Classical Music Awards organized by Andante. He established Aşkın Ensemble chamber music band in 2007. The artist was honored by press as ”the violinist of these soils”.

Turkish Waltzes

New album project of esteemed Turkish violin virtuoso Cihat Aşkın who is called the violinist of these soils, will meet with music lovers in Phaselis Ancient Theater with the concert where Dilek Türkan, the important voice of Turkish music, will appear as a guest artist!

Arrangements of the Turkish Waltz were made by Oğuzhan Balcı who is a composer and conductor. Cihat Aşkın describes Turkish Waltzes as follows: “The band under the conductorship of Italian maestro starts to play in squares of İstanbul. While beautiful melodies continue to echo all over the city, Dede Efendi who is one of the esteemed Turkish composers and who gets upset at this situation, shows up daringly and says assertively "I can do this" and composes a waltz called “Yine Bir Gülnihal” as quick as a flash. This waltz is the first romantic Turkish waltz besides Vienna waltzes storming through the world. Then, he is followed by other composers. Afterwards, Turkish waltzes begin to take part in the new society like other dances. Waltzes that are sung and played in balls increasing rapidly after the Republican era, convey nostalgic melodies to us in around 20th century with Yeşilçam (Turkish Cinema) movies.