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Twenty year old Turkish pianist and PianoWorld member Can Cakmur(Pronounced: Djahn Tchakmur) has just won the gold medal and special chamber music prize at the Hamamatsu Piano Competition. He is giving the winners recital today although I don't know what time it is(can someone find out and post it?).

Sometime in the past year he also won the Scottish International Piano Competition. http://www.cancakmur.com/sipc-home.html

PLEASE see if you can find the videos of some of his performances from this competition. I saw his thrilling performance of the Liszt Concerto No.1 but cannot seem to find it now. (If anyone finds this can you please post the link?) He seemed so happy at the very end and almost slammed his fist down on the piano in his excitement.

CONGRATULATIONS CAN CAKMUR!!

Here are some links to articles, pictures, and videos:

Article about the competition
https://m-festival.biz/en/5201

Some FaceBook photos of the competition
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...10156778195273674&type=3&theater

Link to the Hamamatsu Competition
http://www.hipic.jp/en/

Can's competition rep listing
http://www.hipic.jp/en/competitors/detail.php?id=10

Can's website
http://www.cancakmur.com/


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Got to love it when a member here does so well. Congratulations to Can Cakmur!!



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He certainly is a fine pianist.


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Big congratulations to Can, and thanks for drawing it to our attention.
(And, for telling us how to say the name!! I didn't have any idea.)

I had thought from the videos that he shared with us that he is a great and unusual talent, but y'know, we never know if our own impressions are widely shared. I'm thrilled to know that Can is getting this kind of wide and 'official' recognition.

I wasn't familiar with this competition. I see that it has a wiki page, and that the previous winners have included Rafal Blechacz, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Alessio Bax, Victor Liadov, and Sergei Babayan. This is a very major thing. It looks like we probably have a great rising star in our midst!

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......I enjoyed looking back over some of Can's early posts (which at first were done by his dad). His playing started being posted here when he was 6 or 7, and we were all immediately impressed. The earliest posted recordings aren't still available, but here's a thread from when he was 13, with a link to a Scarlatti recording that's extraordinary for someone of any age:
Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K. 141

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
......I enjoyed looking back over some of Can's early posts (which at first were done by his dad). His playing started being posted here when he was 6 or 7, and we were all immediately impressed. The earliest posted recordings aren't still available, but here's a thread from when he was 13, with a link to a Scarlatti recording that's extraordinary for someone of any age:
Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K. 141
Mark - thanks for resurrecting the old thread. Certainly brought back memories. Can has made steady progress over the past seven years, and I've appreciated his willingness to share his wonderful recordings with us. I always felt he was destined to accomplish great things, and I'm thrilled about his most recent achievement.


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Congratulations! Hamamatsu is a very well known competition. I failed to recognize that it was Can who won because the pronunciation of his name written in a Japanese phonetic was very different. I did think that the picture looked very familiar.

For those of you not familiar with the town, Hamamatsu is where Yamaha and Kawai started. Roland and Suzuki too. Mr. Yamaha was born 1851 and employ Mr Kawai when he started his company. Mr. Kawai was 10 years old kid genius and promoted rapidly. It was only after Mr. Yamaha's death Mr. Kawai left the firm and created his own. In short, Hamamatsu is one heck of music town in Japan.

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Congrats Can Cakmur!


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Sending along more congratulations to Can Cakmur! Thank you for sharing your musical progress with PW over the years.

Here's some of the info requested by previous posters:

Prizewinners' Concert Rep (Can Cakmur):
F. CHOPIN Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major Op. 61 "Fantaisie"
B. BARTOK "With Drums and Pipes", "The Night's Music", "The Chase" from "Out of Doors"

Link to Can Cakmur's video from prizewinners' concert:
http://www.hipic.jp/en/streaming/vod/detail5.php?id=10

Link to his Final Stage Day 2 performance of the Liszt Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E flat major S.124:
http://www.hipic.jp/en/streaming/vod/detail4.php?id=10

From the link below, you can access each participants' performance at each stage of the competition; click on a photo to see the pianist's repertoire and watch/listen to the video. Video on demand will be available (only) until the end of January. Enjoy! There's much to discover from this competition.
http://www.hipic.jp/en/streaming/winner/

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Congratulations, Can, from Istanbul!


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Originally Posted by ElaineAllegro
Sending along more congratulations to Can Cakmur! Thank you for sharing your musical progress with PW over the years.

Here's some of the info requested by previous posters:
Thanks so much for those links. I was going crazy trying to find them haha. I really want to see Can's concerto performance again and watch his winners recital.

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Every submission that's he posted, now over many years, has such a sense of musical knowledge about it, in addition to his unquestionably considerable technique. I'm certainly not surprised that he is now positioned to WIN significant competitions -- he fully deserves it.

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What fantastic news!
Congratulations Can!

Hopefully he will return to PW and see this thread! smile

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Congratulations, Can! You're one of the reasons I still use Piano World!

His recent posting of Schubert's D. 960 was splendid!

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Way cool. Congratulations, Cam!!

BTW, the pronunciation of your name offered by PL seems quite close to John or Jan.

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Bravo Can !!!!

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A huge congratulations to you! It's been a pleasure watching you grow and succeed. Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

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Something like this was bound to happen. grin

Congratulations, Can! I really enjoy the music that comes from you!

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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Congratulations, Can! You're one of the reasons I still use Piano World!

His recent posting of Schubert's D. 960 was splendid!


Um, yes. And if anyone has not heard it, yet, it is definitely worth a listen. Pure Schubert!!! Thoughtfully realized.


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