Thursday Classic / Şirin Pancaroğlu

  • Thursday, 10 March, 2022
  • 12.30
Praised by the Washington Post as “a major talent of international caliber”, harpist Şirin Pancaroğlu was trained as a classical musician, and has also been acclaimed for her work in Turkish music, improvisation, tango and the avant-garde, as well as her semi-staged performances. Regular collaborations with performers and composers of diverse backgrounds have led Pancaroğlu to cross boundaries between musical styles often resulting in music that has been perceived as opening the path to new genres. Renowned for her multi-faceted artistic personality, Pancaroğlu has released a total of 12 albums in Türkiye and abroad. Pancaroğlu returned to Türkiye in 2000 after living abroad for twenty years, and has since been in search of her “roots”, fusing the local and the universal in a subtle mixture in her musical projects. Working since 2007 to resurrect the “çeng”, the lost Ottoman-Turkish harp, Pancaroğlu has also composed original music. In this concert, which will prominently feature melodic elements, Pancaroğlu will perform a repertoire that includes her original compositions, taking a journey across geographies and sharing the warmth of the harp with the audience.