Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00 pm
170 Beacon Street, Boston


One of the finest pianists of her generation, Hande Dalkılıç started her academic training in Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in Ankara in 1989, after her initial piano lessons with Prof. Güherdal Karamanoğlu Çakırsoy. At Bilkent University she studied with Prof. Ersin Onay up to the level of doctorate, cultivating her prowess and her musical formation, which had already begun to mature and distinguish at young ages. During this period and afterwards she studied and discussed musical ideas with distinguished pianist- pedagogs as György Sandor, Sebastian Benda and Prof.George Sava. Since the very early periods of her professional career, she has attracted notice also with her researcher side, nourished by her fine artistic perception. It is through these qualities that she has attained a mature interpretation and a wide repertoire at a young age.

Hande Dalkılıç's first CD, which includes the world premiere of Ahmet Adnan Saygun's Op.76 Piano Sonata was released in 2000 under the BMP label. This recording was re-released in 2007, again on the BMP label. She also became the editor of Saygun's op.76 Sonata (hand-writing) which was published by Peer Music Classical (Hamburg) in 2012.She has also recorded Saygun's Op. 34 1st Piano Concerto (BMP), Muammer Sun's "Country Colors " for solo piano (BMP and Kalan), Cemal Resit Rey's "Variations on an Istanbul Folk Song" for piano and orchestra, and complete solo piano works of Ulvi Cemal Erkin (Kalan). Her new album, "Tunes of The Upper Euphrates" (Yukarı Fırat Ezgileri), consists of nine folk-songs which were dedicated to the artist by composer Çetin Isıközlü (Kalan).Her CDs of Turkish composers, together with this one, is an indication of the artist's consciously chosen and carefully shaped professional career as a performer of Turkish composers. She likes to pay special attention to feature works by Turkish composers especially at her concerts abroad.

In this concert Hande Dalkılıç will be performing works of Chopin, Lizst, Gottschalk, as well as works of Turkish composers Saygun and Isıközlü.

Ms. Dalkılıç has performed in many distinguished music festivals, including the 34th International Sofia Music Festival; International Cartage Festival in Tunisia in 2002; 18th, 22nd, 27th, and 33th International Ankara Music Festivals; 5th International Antalya Piano Festival; 9th and 14th International Bellapais Festivals in North Cyprus; D-Marin Turgut Reis 5th International Music Festival; "Piano Echos" 14th International Piano Festival Monferrato, Italy; 30th International Sarajevo Winter Festival in 2014; 11th Tallinn Chamber Music Festival; 5th International "Marile Serate Musicale" Chamber Music Festival, Romania. In addition to her performances as guest soloist with all Turkish State Symphony Orchestras, private orchestras and foreign orchestras, Hande Dalkılıç has also given recitals and chamber music concerts in countries such as Bulgaria, Bosna-Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tunisia, Ukraine, and U.S.A.

Hande Dalkılıç received her associate professor degree in 2006, and her full professor degree in 2013 at Hacettepe Ankara State Conservatory where she currently teaches. She is also the representative of the European Piano Teachers Association in Turkey. She continues her career as a soloist through her concerts both home and abroad, together with her radio and TV broadcasts. Her profound and genuine interpretations, with a powerful technique that forms her virtuosity, reach a wider audience by the day.


F.CHOPIN: Mazurka, C sharp min. Op.6 Nr.2

F.CHOPIN: Mazurka, B min. Op.33 Nr.4

F.LISZT: " Funérailles"

F.CHOPIN: Polonaise, A Flat Maj. Op.53

A. Adnan SAYGUN: "Ten Etudes on Aksak Rhythms"

Nr.1 Allegro assai
Nr.5 Animato
Nr.10 Vivo


Çetin ISIKÖZLÜ : "The Tunes of Upper Euphrates"

"Euphrate's waters run cool", folksong from Elazığ
"Blonde Bride", folksong from Erzurum
"Haydar- I have wandered for fourteen thousand years", Semah from Erzincan

F.CHOPIN: Scherzo No.2 , Op.31, B flat min.

L.M. GOTTSCHALK : "Music from Spain"

"Manchega", Concert Etude, Op.38
"Souvenirs d'Andalousie" Concert Caprice Op.22