It is not every day that an emerging talent of this magnitude comes to the attention of Melbourne audiences. The International Piano Competition Rex Hobcroft People’s Choice Award winner, 2023, Korkmaz Can Sağlam blew audiences away with his dynamic recitals.
Korkmaz Can has already appeared on concert stages in New York, Cleveland, Sydney, Salzburg, Brussels, Nice and Ankara in his native Türkiye. After studying with Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he received his Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School.
In addition to his recital appearances, Korkmaz Can has made his first studio album, to be released in 2024, and is simultaneously pursuing graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the direction of Sergei Babayan.
This electrifying young musician is a must-see, as he performs music by Bach, Shostakovich, Chopin and Liszt in January in Melbourne.
Johann Sebastian Bach / Franz Liszt
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542
from Prelude and Fugue Op.87
No.7 in A
No.6 in B minor
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita in B♭ major BWV 825
Franz Liszt: from Müller Lieder von Franz Schubert S.565, No.2 Der Müller und der Bach
from Lieder auf Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang S.560 No.3 Aufenthalt
from Lieder von Franz Schubert S.558 No.2 Auf dem Wasser zu singen; No.8 Gretchen am Spinnrade
Frédéric Chopin: Preludes Op.28
Wednesday 31 January 2024 7pm; MRC Primrose Potter Salon
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
TICKETS: Standard $60 ($50 Concession); Student $20