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Classical Cash

  For pianist Kirill Gerstein it was the surprise of a lifetime — and a good one. The Russian-born musician thought he was headed to an interview, but the “interviewer” had some news for Gerstein: He had just won the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, an elite grant given every four years. Kirill is the sixth musicians to join the prestigious ... Read More »

Cooking with Cem

In our guide to Music+Travel Worldwide, Alexandra Ivanoff introduces celebrated conductor Cem Mansur. He’s led the Istanbul State Opera and the Akbank Chamber Orchestra in Istanbul, and he’s performed all over the world, including at such venerable venues as the Royal Albert Hall. But, as it turns out, music is not his only talent. te’s also a whiz in the ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Alexandra Ivanoff

It’s time to check in with Alexandra Ivanoff, our guide to Istanbul’s thriving classical music scene. Not only is Alexandra an accomplished performer in opera, musical theater, film and jazz with degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, she’s also a contributor to major mags like Time Out Istanbul and Andante. As if that weren’t enough, she’s ... Read More »

Classical Studies: Istanbul

Istanbul has always been an exotic blend of East and West, since as far back as when they called it Constantinople, and that distinctly Eurasian cultural flavor can be heard in the city’s music. Western music was brought to Turkey in the 1600s and by the early 20th century, “the Turkish Five” had established Turkey as a viable center of modern ... Read More »

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