Utar Artun

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Wednesday / June 26, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Utar Artun


Turkish pianist Utar Artun performs jazz-inspired original music.

Artun has done numerous studio recordings, albums, festivals, concerts, and performances in Turkey, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. He had a debut performance with Quintet 57 at the Istanbul Jazz Festival. He won the 18th HALICI MIDI Composition Contest and second place in the Berklee Film Scoring Contest 7. Artun also won the highly awarded scholar of Cagdas Egitim Vakfi title. He arranged a music video with ROTU called “Bizim Eller Ne Guzel Eller” for the most recent earthquake that devastated the city of Van, Turkey. The music video had numerous broadcasts on national and international TV and has been seen by more than 50 million people.