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Fazıl Say

Pianist and Composer

Biography – about the artist.

With his extraordinary pianistic ability, Fazıl Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than 25 years in a way that has become rare in the increasingly materialistic and elaborately organised world of classical music. Concerts with this artist are something else. They are more direct, more open, more exciting. In short: they go straight to the heart.

Since the beginning of his career, he has performed with many renowned American and European orchestras and numerous leading conductors, building up a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Vienna Classical (Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven), romantic and contemporary music, including his own compositions for piano.

Guest performances have taken Fazıl Say to countless countries on all five continents, and he also appears time and again as a chamber musician. With violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, for example, he forms a fantastic duo; other notable collaborators are Maxim Vengerov, the Minetti Quartett, Nicolas Altstaedt and Marianne Crebassa.


As a composer, Fazıl Say has been commissioned by the Salzburger Festspiele, the WDR, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the BBC, among others. His output includes four symphonies, two oratorios, various solo concertos and numerous piano and chamber music works. In the 2021/22 season, his concerto for two pianos for Lucas and Arthur Jussen will be premiered with the Münchner  Philharmonikern under the baton of John Storgårds. His second violin concerto will also have its premiere this season, performed by Friedemann Eichhorn with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

Among the pianistic highlights of the 2021/22 season are concerts with the Oregon Symphony in Portland, concerts and tours with the Camerata Salzburg, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, as well as a residency with het Residentie Orkest Den Haag.

Fazıl Say can be heard in recital in cities including Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Geneva and Munich. This season's programme is mainly devoted to Bach's Goldberg Variations and Schubert's C minor Sonata D 958, as well as a programme of Handel, Beethoven and Schubert, and he also approaches french repertoire around Couperin and Debussy, each peppered with his own compositions.

Fazıl Says has an extensive discography with over 40 CDs. His recordings for Teldec Classics, naïve and Warner have received several awards, including four ECHO KLASSIK and a Gramophone Classical Music Award. Fazıl Say's recording of all Beethoven piano sonatas was most recently released on Warner Classics in January 2020. In the 2021/22 season, he will also record Bach's Goldberg Variations for Warner Classics.

SEASON 2021/2022


Orchestra.

BBC Philharmonic

The BBC Philharmonic embark on a tour together with Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber.

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The next dates:

15.07.2022

Pfarrkirche Lockenhaus "Kirche"

Lockenhaus

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16.07.2022

Pfarrkirche Lockenhaus "Kirche"

Lockenhaus

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16.07.2022

Pfarrkirche Lockenhaus "Kirche"

Lockenhaus

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17.07.2022

Stiftskirche Ossiach

Ossiach

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23.07.2022

Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck

Lübeck

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24.07.2022

Koncertsalen Alsion

Sonderborg

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29.07.2022

Rector’s Palace Atrium Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

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09.08.2022

Basilique Saint Michel Archange Menton

Menton

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14.08.2022

Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg

Salzburg

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15.08.2022

Slottskirken Akershus Festning

Oslo

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16.08.2022

Universitetets Aula Oslo

Oslo

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18.08.2022

Tivolis Koncertsalen

Copenhagen

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22.08.2022

İzmir Kültürpark Açıkhava Tiyatrosu

Konak/İzmir

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16.09.2022

Zorlu Center

Istanbul

22.09.2022

Schauspielhaus Hannover

Hannover

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25.09.2022

Congress Centrum Weimarhalle (ccw)

Weimar

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26.09.2022

Congress Centrum Weimarhalle (ccw)

Weimar

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27.09.2022

Casals Forum

Kronberg im Taunus

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02.10.2022

Markus-Sittikus-Saal Hohenems

Hohenems

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03.10.2022

Markus-Sittikus-Saal Hohenems

Hohenems

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04.10.2022

Tonhalle St. Gallen

St. Gallen

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05.10.2022

Prinzregententheater

München

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07.10.2022

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

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09.10.2022

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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13.10.2022

Auditorio de Galicia

Santiago De Compostela

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14.10.2022

Auditorio de Ferrol

Ferrol

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26.10.2022

The Athenaeum Center

Chicago

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27.10.2022

Swasey Chapel

Granville

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29.10.2022

Royce Hall

Los Angeles

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01.11.2022

92nd Street Y Performing Arts

New York

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03.11.2022

Library of Congress

Washington D.C.

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06.11.2022

Koerner Hall Toronto

Toronto

12.11.2022

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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15.11.2022

Deutschlandfunk Köln

Köln

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16.11.2022

Küche & Atelier Thomas Biersch

Speyer

17.11.2022

Orchesterzentrum NRW

Dortmund

03.12.2022

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart

Stuttgart

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11.12.2022

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Julia Albrecht

+49 511 36607-39

julia.albrecht@kdschmid.de

General Management:

Sarah Musli

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General Management:

Manuela Krug

+49 511 36607-75

manuela.krug@kdschmid.de

Jan-Christian Nauck

Senior Artist Coordinator

+49 511 36607-22

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Annika Kochmann

Artist Coordinator

+49 511 36607-86

annika.kochmann@kdschmid.de

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Discography.

Beethoven - Sämtliche Klaviersonaten 1 - 32

01.2020, Warner Classics, CD

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Troy Sonata

Fazıl Say plays Say

03.2019, Warner Classics, CD

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Debussy Préludes; Satie Gnossiennes, Gymnopédies

08.2018, Warner Classics, CD

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Chopin Nocturnes

09.2017, Warner Classics, CD

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Mozart

The Complete Piano Sonatas

09.2016, Warner Classics, CD

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