The first prizewinner of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2018), Can Çakmur has been awarded a prize by the International Classical Music Awards 2020 in the category of audio solo instrument with his debut album “Piano Recital” on BIS.
Other winners in the instrumental category include Thomas Adès, Kirill Gerstein, Alina Ibragimova, Gidon Kremer, Dorothee Oberlinger, Cédric Tiberghien, and the late Dina Ugorskaja.
A great review on his record includes :
‘Young Turkish pianist Can Cakmur’s sense of sound differentiation, his phenomenal technique and his ability to share energies with the listener makes this a superb release with a splendidly rhetoric, long and varied program. Needless to say that his version of Fazil Say’s Black Earth is even more compelling than the composer’s own one.
by Pizzicato Supersonic on 05 April 2019
The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain, on 30 April 2020, with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville conducted by John Axelrod.
For more information, please see here.