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"Vitrin - Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey", sponsored by SOCAR Turkey, is about to Start

The second ‘Vitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey, aimed at announcing the voice of the prospering musicians and bands from Turkey, will be held between 27 and 30 June 2018 as part of the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival and sponsored by SOCAR Turkey. International music professionals, invited from the leading musical organizations throughout the world, will watch the most prospering musicians of Turkey on the stages of the Istanbul Jazz Festival, as part of the Vitrin showcase. Besides, two musicians, who will be selected among the musicians and bands attending the Vitrin by the international delegates, will be granted with the "SOCAR Turkey - Silk Road Tour Support Award".

Vitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey, which has been held for the last two years as sponsored by SOCAR Turkey, will say "hello" to the music lovers between 27 and 30 of June, this year. Vitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey, which has been forging ahead to become traditionalized as part of the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival whereby celebrity musicians will be hosted, will also host various live performances between 27 and 30 of June.

Bouncing support to the musicians who wish to become global

Musical production, which has been rapidly emerging in particular during the recent years in Turkey, and new projects of the talented musicians attract a great attention and interest not only in Turkey but also internationally. It is aimed thatVitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey,’materialized as sponsored by SOCAR Turkey by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) that has set off such journey as based on the need for an effectual international representation, on institutional terms, for such interest, will become an event starting with the Azerbaijani performers this year and embracing also the musical productions by the nearby geographies over time and allowing for their participation in the universal culture and arts.

Approximately 50 international music professionals, invited to the Vitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey, will find the opportunity to watch and experience the contemporary musical stage of Turkey during the panels and seminars held as part of such event.  Furthermore, grounds will be established for meeting of the domestic and international music professionals and building up of relations that would encourage our performers to expand overseas thanks to the meetings that will be held as oriented at the musics industry.

"We are relocating the Music around the world by the Silk Road"

Murat LeCompte, the Chief External Affairs Officer of SOCAR Turkey, which has been sponsoring the Vitrin showcase for two years, remarked that they were honored for the contribution they have made for such kind of an organization that would move ahead the power of Turkey not only in the energy industry, where they operate, but also in the cultural and art projects. Indicating that they would convey the energy, which will meet Turkey up with robust tomorrows along with the inspiration they gain from these lands, to the world, remarked as follows; “As SOCAR Turkey, we are so happy to actualize the Vitrin - Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey for the second time in cooperation with the IKSV, and also to make a contribution for internationally promotion of the music produced in Turkey. The prosperous musical heritage of the Silk Road, which also covers the Turkish and the Azerbaijani cultures, has been uniting us in common feelings for centuries. We believe that we will convey such entrusted heritage victoriously to the world thanks to the Vitrin that will be held this year for the second time as part of the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival."

Stating that they have been providing support also for the concert, performed by a musician coming from Azerbaijan, on yearly basis as part of the Istanbul Jazz Festival, continued his words as follows; "Last year, we have hosted Isfar Sarabski, the famous jazz pianist of Azerbaijan. This year, we will enjoy an unforgettable music feast that will be delivered to us by Shahin Novrasli, another famous Azerbaijani pianist, and Felipe Cabrera, the contrabass performer, and Josselin Hazard, the drummer. This concert, scheduled on June 30, will be held at the Sakip Sabanci Museum.

Harun Izer, the Assistant Director of the Istanbul Jazz Festival, expressed that more than 30 bands from Turkey will take the stage for a period of four days during the Vitrin - Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey as part of the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival which will be held between June 26 and July 17, this year.

SOCAR Turkey also supports the tours!

For the purpose of supporting the performers from Turkey, two musicians, who will be selected among the musicians and bands that will take the stage during this year's Vitrin showcase,  will be granted with the ‘SOCAR Silk Road Tour Support Award. The performers or the bands, to be selected, may benefit from such award, amounting to 2.500 Euros, they will be granted with, for meeting their costs for an international tour, they would start within an upcoming period of one year.

 

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