Tekfen Philharmonic is ready for its debut at CSO Ada Ankara, an exciting and state-of-the-art new venue especially designed for classical music performances. On November 13, Tekfen Philharmonic, led by conductor Aziz Shokhakimov, will play with Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji, winner of the prestigious Paganini Competition at the age of only 16.
Sayaka Shoji, born in Tokyo, started on the violin at the age of 5 and gave her first concert at the age of 14. She won the first prize in the Paganini International Violin Competition in 1999 when she was only 16, becoming the youngest and first Japanese artist to receive this award. Shoji, whose achievements were acknowledged by the international press with the headlines "Undoubtedly, The Birth of a New Star", has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shoji knows how to impress the audience not only with her extraordinarily powerful performance, as critics say, but also with the distinctive timbre of her violin. Shoji still pursues her art playing a 1729 Recamier Stradivarius.
Ferit Tüzün's Nasreddin Hoca Humoresque, Sergei Prokofyev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 From the New World will be performed at the concert.