Zeynep Ucbasaran, concert pianist
Santa Barbara, California


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES


MARCH 1, 2017
Violin and Piano Recital with Cihat Askin, Historiska Museet (The Swedish History Museum), Stockholm.
APRIL 6, 2017
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London.
APRIL 12, 2017
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Hospitalkirche, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
APRIL 16, 2017
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Yali Konserleri, Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Yalisi, Istanbul.
APRIL 18, 2017
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Music at Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Ankara.
APRIL 21, 2017
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, AKOB/ Mersin University State Conservatory, Mersin.

RECENT ACTIVITIES


FEBRUARY 13, 2017
3 Piano Project, Süreyya Opera House, Istanbul.

FEBRUARY 9, 2017
3 Piano Project, Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid (RCSMM), Sala Manuel de Falla, 7:00 pm.

JUNE 18, 2016
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Sociedade Brasileira de Eubiose, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 8pm.
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
A. Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) Inci's Book, Op. 10
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) 2 Episodes from Lenau's Faust
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) Six Preludes Op. 6
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) Le Boeuf sur le Toit, Op. 58

MAY 28, 2016
Recital, Sala Maximo Aviles Blonda del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 8:30pm.
A. Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) Inci's Book, Op. 10
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Variations K. 455
Juan A. Hernandez (1900-1999) El Vals de Santo Domingo/El Primer Beso
Frederic Chopin(1810-1849) Polonaise No. 1, Op. 26 / Mazurka No. 4 Op. 33
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Sextet from Donizetti'e Lucia di Lammermoor

FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Three Piano Recital (with Sergio Gallo and Miguel Chavaldas), 36th Annual Schoolhouse Music Evenings, St. Mark's-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos, 7:30pm.
Edson Zampronha (b. 1963) S'iomesca vivo (If I escape alive)
Server Acim (b. 1961) Idea Cells
Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975) Inni (Hymn)
Jose Zarate (b. 1972) Petit nocturne noir
A. Adnan Saygun (1907-1991) Poem Op. 73
Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) Contrapuntal Paraphrase on Weber's Invitation to the Dance
Kamran Ince (b. 1960) Requiem for Mehmet
Isidor Philipp (1863-1958) Concertino sans Orchestra, Op. 82

DECEMBER 5, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 3pm.

NOVEMBER 14, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, hosted by Steinway & Sons, Alpharetta Showroom, Atlanta, Georgia, 7pm.

NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Hvitfeldtskas Norre Aula, Gothenburg, Sweden.

NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, and a piano master class, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 12:15.

NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Frolunda Kulturhus, Gothenburg, Sweden, 18:00.

NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Piano four-hands lunchtime recital with Sergio Gallo, St. Andrews Church, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12:15.

NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Sergio Gallo, Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 8:00 pm.

APRIL 20, 2015
"Evening of Mozart / Mozart Gecesi" Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, Ankara International Music Festival, CSO Hall, Ankara, Turkey.

W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 306
W. A. MOZART Variations on "Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant" for Violin and Piano, K. 360
W. A. MOZART Variations on "La Bergère Célimène" for Violin and Piano, K. 359
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 526

APRIL 15, 2015
Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, Albert Long Hall, Istanbul, Turkey.

C. CARNEYRO Bruma-Improviso sobre uma cantiga do povo-A roda dos degredados
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 526
E. SUCHOŇ Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 11
F. LISZT Reminiscences de Lucia de Lammermoor de Donizetti (Zeynep Ucbasaran, piano)
K. SZYMANOWSKI Nocturn and Tarantella for Violin and Piano, Op. 28

FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Björn Månsson, Hvitfeldtskas Norre Aula, Göteborg, Sweden.
M. RAVEL Ma mere l'Oye
M. RAVEL Five Children's pieces for piano four-hands
A. DVORAK Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
      No. 1 in C major
      No. 2 in E minor
      No. 3 in D major
      No. 8 in G minor
J. BRAHMS Hungarian Dances
      No. 5 in F# minor
      No. 6 in Db major

FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Piano masterclass, Hvitfeldtskas Norre Aula, Göteborg, Sweden.
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Björn Månsson, Axelhuset, Göteborgs Kulturhus, Sweden.
M. RAVEL Ma mere l'Oye
M. RAVEL Five Children's pieces for piano four-hands
A. DVORAK Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
      No. 1 in C major
      No. 2 in E minor
      No. 3 in D major
      No. 8 in G minor
J. BRAHMS Hungarian Dances
      No. 5 in F# minor
      No. 6 in Db major

JANUARY 30, 2015
Piano Recital on the theme "Liszt in Istanbul," St. Mark's-in-the-Valley in Los Olivos, 7:30 pm.

Magyar Dalok
1 Lento
2 Andantino
3 Sehr langsam
Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, I. Andante Final
Erlkonig, Piano transcription after Schubert's D. 328
Chopin Mazurka
Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Piano four-hands recital with Björn Månsson, Hvitfeldtskas Norre Aula, Göteborg, Sweden.
M. RAVEL Ma mere l'Oye
M. RAVEL Five Children's pieces for piano four-hands
A. DVORAK Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
      No. 1 in C major
      No. 2 in E minor
      No. 3 in D major
      No. 8 in G minor
J. BRAHMS Hungarian Dances
      No. 5 in F# minor
      No. 6 in Db major

DECEMBER 22, 2014
"Love and Melancholy of the North," Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, 8pm, Sureyya Opera House, Istanbul.
C. NIELSEN Romance and Humoresque for Violin and Piano
J. SIBELIUS 5 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 81
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Flat Major, K. 481
H. GÓRECKI Little Fantasia for Violin and Piano, Op. 73
H. ALFVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano in C Minor, Op. 1

DECEMBER 6, 2014
Piano Recital "Liszt in Istanbul," dedicated to Carnzu Clark, long time friend and supporter of music and arts in Santa Barbara, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, 2:00 pm.
I Puritani- Introduction et Polonaise de l'opera de Bellini
Magyar Dalok
1 Lento
2 Andantino
3 Sehr langsam
Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, I. Andante Final
Erlkonig, Piano transcription after Schubert's D. 328
Chopin Mazurka
Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini

OCTOBER 29, 2014
Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, Warsaw Old Town Palace, Warsaw, Poland.
N. C. ANDEL Turkish Tango
ANONYMOUS 2 Turkish folk songs
H. GÓRECKI Little Fantasia for Violin and Piano, Op. 73
F. LISZT Reminiscences de Lucia de Lammermoor de Donizetti (Zeynep Ucbasaran, piano)
A. A. SAYGUN From "Demet" Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 33

OCTOBER 26, 2014
Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, Poznan, Poland.
N. C. ANDEL Turkish Tango
ANONYMOUS 2 Turkish folk songs
H. GÓRECKI Little Fantasia for Violin and Piano, Op. 73
F. LISZT Reminiscences de Lucia de Lammermoor de Donizetti (Zeynep Ucbasaran, piano)
A. A. SAYGUN From "Demet" Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 33

OCTOBER 24, 2014
Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, Bratislava, Slovakia.
N. C. ANDEL Turkish Tango
ANONYMOUS 2 Turkish folk songs
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat Major, K. 481
A. A. SAYGUN From "Demet" Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 33
F. LISZT Reminiscences de Lucia de Lammermoor de Donizetti (Zeynep Ucbasaran, piano)
E. SUCHOŇ Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 11

MAY 22, 2014
Violin and Piano recital with violinist Cihat Aşkın, I Concerti Di Primavera 2014 Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.
N. C. ANDEL Tango
ANONYMOUS 2 Turkish folk songs
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 526
C. CARNEYRO Bruma-Improviso sobre uma cantiga do povo-A roda dos degredados
A. DVORAK Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100

MAY 20, 2014
Piano Recital "Liszt in Istanbul", Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Mansion, Istanbul, Turkey.
I Puritani- Introduction et Polonaise de l'opera de Bellini
Magyar Dalok
Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, I. Andante Final
Erlkonig, Song by Schubert
Chopin Mazurka
Grande Paraphrase de la Marche de Giuseppe Donizetti composee pour Sa Majeste Sultan Abdul-Medjid Khan
Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini

FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Violin and Piano recital "Melodies From The East To The West Of Europe" with violinist Cihat Aşkın, Palacio Poz, Lisbon, Portugal.
N. C. ANDEL Tango
ANONYMOUS 2 Turkish folk songs
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 526
C. CARNEYRO Bruma-Improviso sobre uma cantiga do povo-A roda dos degredados
A. DVORAK Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100

JANUARY 31, 2014
Zeynep Ucbasaran with Camerata Symrna Woodwind Quintet (Mehmet Can Aglaç flute, Rong-Huey Liu oboe, Yonca Alpay clarinet, Teag Reaves horn, Tolga Alpay bassoon), 33rd Annual Schoolhouse Music Evenings, St. Mark's-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos, 7:30 pm.
I. ALBENIZ Suite Espagnole
L. THUILLE Piano Sextet in B flat major, Op. 6
A. A. SAYGUN Woodwind Quintet Op. 46
F. POULENC Piano Sextet

DECEMBER 23, 2013
Zeynep Ucbasaran with Camerata Symrna Woodwind Quintet (Mehmet Can Aglaç flute, Dario Golcic oboe, Yonca Alpay clarinet, Bánk Harkay horn, Tolga Alpay bassoon), Süreyya Opera House, Istanbul, Turkey.
I. ALBENIZ Suite Espagnole
L. THUILLE Piano Sextet in B flat major, Op. 6
A. A. SAYGUN Woodwind Quintet Op. 46
F. POULENC Piano Sextet

DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2013
Recording of Complete Mozart Piano Variations Project, Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara. Session I:
6 Variations in G major on "Mio caro Adone" from the opera "La fiera di Venezia" by Antonio Salieri, K. 180
12 Variations in C major on a Menuet by Johann Christian Fischer, K. 179
10 Variations in G major on the aria "Unser dummer Pöbel meint" from "La rencontre imprévue" by Christoph Willibald Gluck, K. 455
8 Variations in F major on the song "Ein Weib ist das herrlichste Ding" from the Singspiel "Der dumme Gartner" by Benedikt Schack, K. 613

JUNE 6, 2013
Violin and Piano recital: A Turkish Dream (with violinist Cihat Aşkın), The Czech Museum of Art, Prague, The Czech Republic, 7:30 pm.
N. C. ANDEL 3 Pieces
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat Major, K. 454
F. LISZT "Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor"
A. A. SAYGUN "Demet" Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 33
A. DVORAK Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100

JUNE 4, 2013
Violin and Piano recital: A Turkish Dream (with violinist Cihat Aşkın), The Hague, The Netherlands, 8:00 pm.
N. C. ANDEL 3 Pieces
W. A. MOZART Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat Major, K. 454
F. LISZT "Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor"
A. A. SAYGUN "Demet" Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 33
A. DVORAK Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100

MARCH 8, 2013
International Women's Day Special Concert, C. SAINT-SAENS Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, A. A. Saygun Sanat Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey.

NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Guest Artist Recital, Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 8:00 pm.

NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Santa Barbara Music Club, Matinee Concert, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, 3:00 pm.

W. A. MOZART, 12 Variations on a Minuet by Fischer, K.179/189a
F. LISZT, Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini

JUNE 13, 2012
Piano Recital "Liszt Isztambulban"/"Liszt in Istanbul", Turkish Embassy in Budapest and The Municipality of Miskolc, Bartok Bela Music Institute, Miskolc, Wednesday, 13th June 2012, 7 pm.
I Puritani- Introduction et Polonaise de l'opera de Bellini
Magyar Dalok
Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, I. Andante Final
Erlkonig, Song by Schubert
Chopin Mazurka
Grande Paraphrase de la Marche de Giuseppe Donizetti composee pour Sa Majeste Sultan Abdul-Medjid Khan
Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini
JUNE 11, 2012
Piano Recital "Liszt Isztambulban"/"Liszt in Istanbul", Turkish Embassy in Budapest and The Liszt Academy of Music, Liszt Ferenc Museum, Budapest, 11th June 2012, 7 pm.
I Puritani- Introduction et Polonaise de l'opera de Bellini
Magyar Dalok
Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, I. Andante Final
Erlkonig, Song by Schubert
Chopin Mazurka
Grande Paraphrase de la Marche de Giuseppe Donizetti composee pour Sa Majeste Sultan  Abdul-Medjid Khan
Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini
MAY 14, 2012
Piano Master Class at Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 14, 2012.

APRIL 15, 2012
Piano Recital, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, NY, 2:00pm.

MARCH 3, 2012
Piano Recital, Högsbo Biblioteket, Göteborg, Sweden, 12:30pm.

FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Piano Recital "Opera with Mozart and Liszt" Süreyya Operasi, Istanbul, Turkey, February 6, 2012.
W. A. MOZART 8 Variations on Gretry's "Dieu D'amour" in F Major
F. LISZT "Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor"
W. A. MOZART 10 Variations on Glück's "Unser Dummer Pöbel Meint" in G Major
W. A. MOZART 6 Variations on Salieri's "Mio Caro Adone" in G Major
F. LISZT "Reminiscences de Norma de Bellini"
JANUARY 31, 2012
Piano Recital, "400 years of relations Turkey-Netherlands," The Hague, Netherlands.

NOVEMBER 5, 2011
W. A. Mozart, Concerto K. 466 in D minor, with Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Vakhtang Matchavariani, Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall, 7 p.m., Tbilisi, Georgia.

OCTOBER 23, 2011
"Liszt in Istanbul", live broadcast on European Broadcasting Union, (EBU) 200th anniversary of Liszt's birth, TRT Ankara Studios, Sunday, 23 October 2011.

OCTOBER 11-12, 2011
Piano Master Class at Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 11-12, 2011.
OCTOBER 4, 2011
Seminar on "Opera Themes in Mozart and Liszt's Piano Music" and Master Class at the University of Gothenburg, Academy of Music and Drama, Sweden, October 4, 2011.

AUGUST 12-19, 2011
Faculty in the 21. Escuela Internacional de Musica Presjovem, Cordova, Spain.

JULY 27, 2011
Music for Cello and Piano (with cellist Martin G. Rasten), Hvaler Kirke, Hvaler, Norway, 8:00 pm.

JULY 23, 2011
Koster Festival, July 23-29, 2011, Music for Cello and Piano (with cellist Martin G. Rasten), Koster, Sweden, July 23.

JUNE 5, 2011
Musical Bridges Around The World, "Date with Chopin", San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, TX, 6:30 pm.

FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Schoolhouse Music series, St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos, 8:00 pm.  
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