Fazil Say Tickets
Turkish composer Fazil Say: contemporary classical music
Meet one of the great names in contemporary classical music. Fazil Say is a classically trained pianist and composer who studied under Mithat Fenmen, David Levine and Menahem Pressler. Fazil Say enjoyed a five-year residence with the Konzerthaus Dortmund from 2005 to 2010, going on to play with renowned orchestras all over the US and Europe, including the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Buy Fazil Say tickets on StubHub today and enjoy the chance to see one of the greatest musical minds of the 21st century at work. You can list your spare tickets for sale through our secure platform too – it’s quick and easy.
Get to know his work
Fazil Say was born in 1970 in the Turkish capital, Ankara. At an early age his parents realised he had talent for music, and he began to take music lessons when he was three years old. Considered a prodigy by many, he wrote his first piano sonata at the age of 14. He continued to compose pieces and develop his signature style until, ten years later, he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He wrote the successful "Istanbul Symphony" in 2010, his first work of the kind. Drawing on Turkish folklore and poetry, Say has also written acclaimed pieces for classical clarinettist Sabine Meyer and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, as well as performing the works of Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and others, and winning a string of awards for his contributions to music. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of watching him live – purchase your Fazil Say tickets on StubHub.
More about Fazil Say
As well as being an internationally acclaimed musician and gaining fame and success for his work, Fazil Say made international news in 2012. He became a controversial figure after comments made by him on Twitter resulted in a drawn-out legal battle with Turkish prosecutors, who believed he had insulted the nation’s religious values. He ended up receiving a 10-month suspended prison sentence, igniting a heated discussion on freedom of speech and religion in Turkey. In 2015 the sentence was eventually overturned by the Turkish Supreme Court, which ruled in favour of Say. The following year he was awarded the prestigious International Beethoven Prize, not only for his contributions to classical music but also for human rights. Are you curious to see one of his famous performances? If so, search our website for concert dates near you and book your Fazil Say tickets today.
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