Fazil Say is a very successful musician who always manages to be on the agenda with his art. Let’s get to know this musician closely.
Who is Fazil Say?
Born in Ankara in 1970, Fazil Say was introduced to the piano by his family at the age of 4, studied at the Ankara State Conservatory in the “Special Status for Gifted Children” and graduated from the piano and composition departments of the conservatory in Istanbul. 1987. Continuing his education at the Düsseldorf School of Music with a German scholarship, the artist received his concerto soloist diploma in 1991 and was appointed to the Berlin Academy of Design Arts and Music as a piano and chamber music teacher in 1992.
Say, who won the European Young Concert Soloists competition in 1994, started his concert career by winning the intercontinental competition held in New York in 1995. orchestral, chamber and piano works in various forms, songs for voice and piano. Among these works are the oratorios Nazim and Metin Altiok Agit, 4 piano concertos, an orchestral piece written in memory of Albert Einstein by the order of the University of Zurich, and “Patara” composed by a celebration order. A committee in Vienna on the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There was ballet music. Continuing his climb since 1995, Fazil Say continues his activities in European countries and five continents, primarily in France, and gives concerts in the company of today’s leading conductors and orchestras, and gives recitals in famous halls.
Some Awards of Fazil Say
- European Union Piano Competition, 1991
- Young Concert Soloists Competition European First Place, 1994
- Young Concert Soloists Competition World First Place, 1995
- Radio France / Beracasa Foundation Award, 1995
- Paul A. Fish Foundation Award, 1995
- Boston Metamorphocene Orchestra Soloist Award, 1995
- Maurice Clairmont Foundation Award, 1995
- Teleama Award, 1998,
- 2001 RTL Television Award, 1998
- Le Monde de la Musique Award, 2000
- Diapason d’Or (Golden Record) Award, 2000
- Classica Award, 2000
- Le Monde Award, 2000
- Austrian Radio-TV Award, 2001
- Deutsche Phono Akademie ECHO Award, 2001
- Composer of the Year Award, Andante Classical Music Awards, 2010
- Pianist of the Year Award, Andante Classical Music Awards, 2010