Young Musicians Virtual Concert Series
Beethoven Turkish March by
Andrew Kıvrak, Viola, Maryland
Alptuğ H. Kaynar, Piano, Pittsburgh, PA
Sit back for a few minutes and enjoy the great music played by our young musicians, coached by Dr. Osman Kıvrak, musician in residence at the American University in Washington D.C.
This is the first of the series “Young Musicians” produced by the dedicated volunteers of the Turkish-American Television (TATV), which is the longest running community television platform of the Turkish-American community in the U.S.
Find below what our young musicians said about their online experience that was possible through Sunday Zoom meetings with Dr. Kıvrak since November 2019.
Alptuğ H. Kaynar, Piano (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia)
“I really enjoyed the two months I spent working with Dr. Kıvrak. Every piece and practice session brought some new joy and difficulty with it. The process was one that I was wholly unfamiliar with, namely the concept of making recordings that would end up being synced on a computer, but the end product is something that I am proud of. I am glad I participated, as the whole process was a very fun and informative one, in which I learned a lot about the more technological side of music and recording. Finally, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in this production for making this possible.”
Andrew Kıvrak, Viola (Maryland)
“The experience I had with Turkish American TV was exciting and enjoyable. One of the difficulties rehearsing on Zoom was that I had to use a metronome to sync up with my partner. The recording took a lot of tries to get both parts exactly in sync but it was satisfying when it finally worked. Being able to play music with another person, especially during the pandemic, was very rewarding. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.”
Osman Kıvrak, D.M.A., Maryland
Teri Lazar, D.M.A., Maryland
Line Producer: Yonca Poyraz-Doğan