Boston Turkish Film Festival


Flute Classics Meet Jazz

7:00 pm
(following the screening of "Butterflies")

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue

Mihriban Aviral

Following film screening, a reception and a special concert by internationally acclaimed flutist Mihriban Aviral Ensemble, "Flute Classics Meet Jazz", will take place on the opening night of the 13th annual Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition (Nov. 2 - 10, 2018)



BRUNO RABERG - Acoustic Bass


Mihriban Aviral is an International Flute Soloist;

A Latin & Ethnic Jazz Flute Virtuoso; and

An artist who has adopted the principle of contributing to world peace by building intercultural links between worldwide communities, with the universal language of music.

~There are only a few artists performing this kind of music as a virtuoso in the world and Mihriban Aviral is the “first and only artist” who plays solo flute in Latin and Ethnic Jazz, which is unique in her homeland~

Mihriban AviralMihriban Aviral developed her career as Latin Jazz flutist and proudly earned the title of “Turkey’s first and only Latin & Ethnic Jazz flute virtuoso.” She is currently perfecting her career in that field.

Having graduated from the State Conservatory of Ankara and studied flute and composition, Mihriban Aviral later on continued her academic career in the fields of master class, perfection and concert soloist in the several countries. Her academic career blossomed
as a flute player during her 25 years with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey.

10 years ago, she took a keen interest in Latin Jazz and began to work in that area. She reinforced her musical study with Latin Jazz which provided her with considerable amount of experience and brought forth a divinely musical understanding. Through her virtuosity, her voice and exquisite musical talent, she enjoyed being the first Latin and Ethnic Jazz performer in Turkey.

Her Latin Jazz concerts both at home and abroad captured considerable attention. She gave successful concerts in the United States, Europe and Asia, touring 23 countries through an outstanding organization and receiving positive criticism. A large audience, about 20,000
people, attended the concert she gave in Los Angeles Convention Center, giving her a passionate standing ovation for minutes.

The artist generates great interest with her Latin Jazz concerts both domestically and abroad. Apart from numerous voluntary concerts she has performed for various non-governmental organizations to this day, Mihriban Aviral has given many classical and especially Latin Jazz music concerts.

One of Mihriban Aviral’s goals is to establish ties between the universal language of music and the cultures of world societies. On the one hand, she aims to popularize Jazz and Latin Jazz music among Turkish people and on the other, she performs music by arranging ethnic
folk songs that symbolize Turkish culture with Jazz and Latin Jazz-like patterns. “canJAZZım türküler” album is prepared on these cornerstones.

Mihriban Aviral sees the blending of Turkish culture with universal music as the most beautiful way of attaining mass interest in the genre. For this purpose she had arranged the Turkish Folk Songs and produced as a CD “canJAZZım türküler” by her own company MBN Music Production after her first CD “Mihriban Aviral Plays Latin Jazz”. Her latest CD is "Herdem" which has populer classical flute music with jazz accompaniment.

Mihriban Aviral made various radio and television shows and gave live performances at radio stations. Currently, she gives Classical, Latin and Ethnic Jazz music concerts.




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