Selen Gülün @ Cambiapiano, Rome
October 29 @ 7:30 pm
Last of Selen Gülün’s 5 concerts in Rome will be solo piano at Cambio Piano.
SELEN GÜLÜN: Una tra le piu’ importanti musiciste contemporanee in Turchia, Selen Gülün si distingue come compositore, pianista, cantante, arrangiatore . Ha ottenuto il plauso della critica internazionale con la sua musica eseguita in tutto il mondo in Austria, Germania, Olanda, Regno Unito, Svezia, Danimarca, Italia, Francia, USA, Brasile, Giappone, Cambogia, Pakistan, Lituania, Russia, Mozambico, Australia e Turchia. Gülün ha pubblicato sei album: Just About Jazz Live (recjazz, 2005), Selen Gülün Trio Sürprizler (recjazz, 2006), Selen Gülün by Selen Gülün (re:konstruKt, 2009), Answers (pozitif, 2010), Başka (linrecords,2013), The Women’s Matinee (A.K. Muzik, 2017). Answers ha raggiunto il # 6 e Başka ha raggiunto il 4 # nella Tabella Jazz Tokyo settimanale. Le sue composizioni sono state eseguite in prima assoluta da Dartford Symphony Orchestra , dal Vellinger String Quartet (Regno Unito), Ensemble TRIS (Austria), sa.ne.na Percussion Ensemble,e dal Istanbul Modern Music Ensemble (Turchia). Risiede a Tokyo e si esibisce con i più’ importanti musicisti giapponesi tra cui: Issei Igarashi, Keisuke Ohta, Jun Kawasaki, Yoshihito “P” Koizumi, Ryo Shibata, Aki Ozawa, Noriaki Hosoya e Akira Nakamura. Ha ricevuto numerosi premi, tra cui Charles Mingus Composition Award 1998, British Council Visiting Arts: Creative Collaboration in Music 2003, Fondazione Donna Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica’s Artist in Residence Award 2011. Ha studiato musica presso l’Università di Istanbul e le Mimar Sinan University Conservatori e si è laureato da Business Administration Dipartimento di Istanbul University. Ha ricevuto la sua B.A. in Jazz Composition summa cum laude dal Berklee College of Music di Boston (1998) e Master in Musica dal Center of Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) di Istanbul Technical University.
Selen Gülün in Rome
10/24 (tue) 19.30 Trio with Marcello Allulli & Ermanno Baron @ Blutopia
10/25 (wed) 22.00 Duo with Marcello Allulli @ Ballad Caffè
10/27 (fri) 21.00 Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi – KAPI @ AC inFunzione (ex Lanificio Luciani)
10/28 (sat) 22.00 Duo with Marcello Allulli @ Gatsby Café
10/29 (sun) 19.00 Solo @ AC Cambiapiano
As a leading contemporary musician in Turkey, Selen Gülün combines her Western music education and her Turkish soul in her work as composer, pianist, vocalist, and arranger. She attained critical acclaim internationally with her music being performed in 20 countries around the world including the USA, Brazil, Japan, Cambodia, Pakistan, Russia, Mozambique, Australia, and all around Europe. Gülün has released six albums: Just About Jazz Live (recjazz, 2005), Selen Gülün Trio Sürprizler (recjazz, 2006), Selen Gülün by Selen Gülün (re:konstruKt, 2009), Answers (pozitif, 2010), Başka (linrecords,2013), Kadinlar Matinesi (A.K. Müzik, 2017). Answers reached #6 and Başka reached #4 in the Jazz Tokyo Weekly Chart. Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi’s electroacoustic album KAPI is a multicultural project with her long-term Italian collaborators Marcello Allulli and Emanuele de Raymondi. Kadinlar Matinesi (The Women’s Matinee), released in April 2017, was born out of her concert series featuring the works of women composers in Turkey. Her compositions have been premiered by the Dartford Symphony Orchestra and the Vellinger String Quartet (UK), Ensemble TRIS (Austria), sa.ne.na Percussion Ensemble, and Istanbul Modern Music Ensemble (Turkey). She has received many awards including the Charles Mingus Composition Award 1998 (USA), the British Council Visiting Arts, Creative Collaboration in Music 2003 (UK), and Fondazione Donna Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica’s Artist in Residence Award 2011 (Italy). She is working on a book commissioned by Fondazione Adkins Chiti in Rome, entitled “Woman Composers of Turkey” that will be published in 2017. She studied music at the Istanbul University and the Mimar Sinan University State Conservatories and graduated from Istanbul University’s Business Administration Department. In 1998, she received her B.A. in Jazz Composition summa cum laude from the Berklee College of Music. She received her Master’s in Music at Istanbul Technical University’s Center of Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM). She taught Piano Performance, Music Theory, and Composition at Istanbul Bilgi University’s Music Department from 1998 to 2015. She has given lectures on new music and contemporary music at the Berklee College of Music (Boston), The New School (New York), the Malmö Academy of Music, the Utrecht School of the Arts, TEDx Bogazici University among others.