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Music Futures Festival – 20 January

Asia House & Talent Unlimited are delighted to present a special three-day festival of music and masterclasses in celebration of young musicians from Turkey, Asia and the UK.

Tuesday 20 January

11.30 Coffee Concert: Indonesian pianist Imma Setiadi

L. van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonata in C minor Op. 13 (Pathetique)
I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio Cantabile
III. Rondo : Allegro
Trisutji Kamal (b. 1936)
Angin Barat (West Wind) (1990)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Selections from Préludes, Book 2
IV… Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses
V… Bruyéres
VI… “Général Lavine” – eccentric
VII… La terasse des audiences du clair de lune
X… Canope
XI… Les tierces alternées
XII… Feux d’atrifice

14.00 – 15.30 Masterclass: Masterclass with Turkish classical pianist AyşeDeniz Gökçin and music students from St Marylebone C.E. School, Marylebone

18.45 Evening Lecture: Lecture by Turkish historian, composer and conductor Dr. Emre Araci (pictured left) on Sir Edward Elgar’s first journey to Istanbul and Izmir in Anatolia 110 years ago in 1905  and performances by Phoebe Haines, mezzo soprano, Mevlan Mecid, violin, and Salih Can Gevrek, piano (pictured right).

Dr Emre Araci traces Elgar’s unique journey to Istanbul and Izmir in 1905, with the aid of Elgar’s diary and finds him at a recital in Therapia and rediscovers the composer in a solo piano piece aptly entitled In Smyrna. Emre Araci has been living in the United Kingdom since 1987. He read music at the University of Edinburgh where he received his BMus (Hons.) and PhD. His short illustrated book entitled Elgar in Turkey was published by the Pera Museum in Istanbul in June 2014.

Performances by Pheobe Haines, soprano, Mevlan Mecid, violin, Salih Can Gevrek, piano.

Elgar’s, “Chanson du Matin”; “Sea Pictures, Op. 37”; “In Haven”, “Where Corals Lie”; Salut d’Amour”; “In Smyrna”

Click here to book for the first day (19 January).

Click here to book for the final day (21 January).

Passes for all three days are also available.


£9.00 Coffee Concert (coffee and cake included in price) or Masterclass
£15.00 Evening Lecture and Concert
£15.00 Full day with pass to three events
£35 pass for all events during the three days
Group tickets bought by clubs and classical music appreciation societies £10 per ticket. A minimum of 10 seats will be required.

See below to purchase tickets.

To find out more about this Festival, the pianists and what inspired it all, read our interview with the founder of Talent Unlimited Canan Maxton here. 


January 20, 2015
11:30 - 20:30
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Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish St, London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom

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