Turkey’s pride Kaan
3 September 2017 Share

Turkey’s pride Kaan

Kaan Turan, a 13-year-old student at the Music School of Yaşar University’s Continuing Education Center (YUCEC), honored Turkey with his achievement at the Lovere International Tadini Piano Contest held in Milan, Italy. Turan came in first in the 13-year-old category of the contest that was attended by forty-five contestants from seventeen countries.

An eight-year student at Bilfen Private School in İzmir, Turkey, Turan has been active in the field of music since the age of six. Over the past three years, Payam Gül Susanni, Academic at Yaşar University’s Department of Music, has been advising him during his music studies at YUCEC, where Turan was admitted as a piano student with full-scholarship. Pianist Kaan Turan, who has international achievements already at a young age and is building upon his successes, proved his talent in music at the contests, festivals and art organizations he participated in. Performing Black Earth by Fazıl Say, Revolutionary Etude by Chopin, and La Minor Piano Sonate by Mozart, Turan honored İzmir and Turkey with his achievement at the Lovere International Tadini Piano Contest held in Milan, Italy last month where he came in first among the forty-five contestants from seventeen countries.

Making a name for himself with his musical achievements, Turan also got a chance to practice with world-famous pianists and trainers, and to participate in master classes of national and international festivals within the last six years.

“I STRIVE FOR BECOMING A WORLD-FAMOUS PIANIST AND AN ACHIEVED SURGEON”

“I performed Black Earth, one of Fazıl Say’s works, and gained the jury’s appreciation. At the end of the contest, many of them expressed that they knew this work by Fazıl Say, and that they adore it. My objective for the future is to become a world-famous musician and an achieved neurosurgeon,” said Kaan Turan, who also expressed his pleasure to have come in first in the contest thanks to his performance of a work by a Turkish composer.

Noting that Kaan’s achievements are making them proud, Kaan’s piano teacher Payam Gül, who is also an academic member of Yaşar University’s Department of Music, said, “Kaan produces his own compositions. He has a very special talent called absolute pitch. I am convinced that Kaan will succeed more by representing Turkey with his piano performances in international arena.”