Dreams come true…

Evin İlyasoğlu, 27.04.2016

Güher and Süher Pekinel’s social and educational development projects, which I find very valuable and gave a lot of space in this column, are aiming to rise scholars who can compete at world standards.  With the sponsorship of TÜRPAŞ (Turkish Petroleum Refineries Co.) the sisters provide Scholarships of their Foundation “Young Musicians on World Stage“ (DSGM)…More


Young Musicians on World Stages

Hıncal Uluç, 28.06.2015 … a project I support with the deepest conviction….I don’t know why, but the state has given up his responsibility for “High Gifted Children”. Since several years this responsibility is taken over by Güher & Süher Pekinel. They are seeking for new talents, open up them new possibilities by using their worldwide reputation, enable scholarships…More

Bach at dawn in Bodrum

Daniel Jaffé, 27.08.2015 … Dorukhan Doruk play Bach’s Solo Suites Nos 1 and 6…The next evening we hear Doruk again, this time in a purpose-built amphitheatre near the marina, performing in a piano trio with colleagues Veriko Cumburidze on violin and Yunus Tuncali on piano. In this, the first of a series of sunset concerts, they perform Rachmaninov’s Trio Élégiaque No. 1, Mozart’s Trio No. 6, and Arensky’s charming Trio No. 1, their sensitive performances distinguishing these musicians as well worth looking out for...More


That is the bright future of my nation!

Hıncal Uluç, 10.04.2015 Thanks to the project “Young Musicians on World Stages, the scholars, taking place in this project, are working with the best teachers from all over the world…Five of them gave a wonderful concert…More


Another success for the 14 years old violonist Doğa Altınok!

Şefik Kahramankaptan, 19.03.2015 Doğa Altınok won 1st prize at the “11th International Young Virtuoso Competition”, in the group up to 19 years of age. Violonist Hasan Gökçe Yorgun became 2nd in her category and violoncellist Şule Berna Kontaş won the 3rd prize…More


Hurrah Dorukhan!

Hıncal Uluç, 08.03.2015 Congratulations to Dorukhan Doruk, for winning the second prize for his interpretation of Robert Schumanns – Concerto in A minor op.129 and the award of the European union of music competition for youth(EMCY) at this one of most important international cello competition…More


Polish Cellists Triumph At Lutoslawski Competition

Remy Franck, 26.02.2015 At the 10th Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition 18-year-old two Polish cellists, Maciej Kulakowski (18) and Zuzanna Sosnowska (21) have won First Prize. Second prize was won by Turkish cellist Dorukhan Doruk, and third prize was not awarded…More

The Strad

Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition awards joint first prize

20.02.2015 This year 50 participants competed for the top honour. Second prize was won by Turkish cellist Dorukhan Doruk, and third prize was not awarded. The finals took place in the large concert hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic …More


Flying violins in İstanbul

Evin İlyasoğlu, 19.11.2014 Veriko Cumburidze, whose stage performances I’ve been watching since her childhood, is on the right path to become a real virtuoso.  I am sure and pleased that we will see her on international world stages…More


Young Musicians on World Stages

Yekta Kopan, 19.11.2014 To support the development of extremly gifted musicians, aged between 15 and 23, scholarships are awarded for 4-5 years. Continuing their education actually in Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Cologne, Zurich and Brussel…More


Thank you Pekinels’!…

Hıncal Uluç, 18.11.2014 The Pekinels’ rolled up their sleeves and started 5 years ago the ‘’Young Musicians On World Stages’’ Project to force Turkey in the international field, by discovering young talents and giving them the opportunity to work with the world wide best teachers an have the best education…More


This era’s “Child Prodigies”

Faruk Şüyün, 11.11.2014 Our young musicians, with whom I shared my table that night, have been on world stages for a while now. They have all received many international awards, all of their instruments are noteworthy, and they are still receiving their education at the world’s most prestigious schools…More


Can Çakmur: a 16 years old tornado

Şefik Kahramankaptan, 28.02.2014 He interpretes the pieces with a maturaty, understands why they were written and reflects the philosophy inside them. To be quit honest he presents a much more higher level than a 16 years old boy. All right…but how does Can make this?…More


Veriko Tchumburidze, the Shining Star

11.01.2013 The ‘Shining Stars’ series, which brings together music lovers and young musicians with promising futures, presented Veriko Tchumburidze, winner of the 7th International Tchaikovsky Music Competition…More


They are taking Mozart by storm

Yasemin Salih, 01.01.2013 On a hunt for exceptionally talented musicians from Anatolia with Güher-Süher Pekinel, Onduline has sent 10 youngsters abroad. The aim is to expand to 81 counties…The interest in classical music in the private sector is increasing…More


The cello’s genius child, Dorukhan Doruk, has conquered Europe

Pınar Tarcan, 24.11.2012 He has been returning with awards from all of Europe’s well-known competitions since he was a child. Turkey’s youngest cello talent, Dorukhan Doruk, is now working with the world’s most famous cellists…More


Another great day in my fault-ridden, amazing Istanbul!…

Hıncal Uluç, 14.11.2012 We are going to Caddebostan Culture Centre.. The Süher- Güher Pekinel project is yielding amazing results.. we are going to watch four young talents who have already won some of the most important music scholarships…More


Young talents are the pride of the Pekinel sisters

07.11.2012 The cellist, Dorukhan Doruk, one of the young musicians chosen by the Pekinels, has won first prize at the 20th Lions European Music Competition…More


Young musician’s excitement

Evin İlyasoğlu, 19.09.2012 Veriko Tchumburidze, is the winner of the first prize at 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians…More


A star is born

Cemil Baysal / Gün Arun, Ekim 2012 Young musician Veriko Tchumburidze brought the first prize in violin section to Turkey at 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.


Veriko Tchumburidze won 1st prize at the “7th International Tchaikovsky Competition”

September 2012 16 years old young violonist of ” Young Musicians on World Stages with Güher & Süher Pekinel” received the first prize among 28 competitors bye full acceptance of selection committee with the highest score.

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Passion for music

Sadi Tirak, 29.01.2012 Passion for music does not lie in your age but in your heart…Nine unusually talented young musicians aged 14 to 23 recorded their first concert together on this CD/DVD set, which is a document of the superb level of musical performance that these young artists have achieved…More


The power of albums

Evin İlyasoğlu, 25.01.2012 The Pekinel sisters continue their support for young talent by recording an album…In the beginning of January, Lila Müzik released a CD/DVD set featuring one of these concerts recorded at Bilkent. An extra bonus is that the Pekinel sisters perform a piece at the end of the recording…More


Virtuoso support for young talents

Doğan Hızlan, 15.01.2012 Take a break from the worries of the day, put the CD titled ‘’Young Musicians on World Stages with Güher & Süher Pekinel’’ in your CD player, then listen and relax. Afterwards decide for yourself how well the virtuosos of tomorrow can play…More


Young Talents on the World Stage: On Stage With Güher & Süher Pekinel

Filiz Ali, December 2011 Today, Güher and Süher Pekinel are the first to come to mind among those who recognize the vital importance of training musically gifted children. The Pekinels have started to campaign for music education…More


On stage with the youth…

Evin İlyasoğlu, 19.10.2011 The Pekinel sisters are experienced artists who have been acclaimed on stage around the world and who have made their mark on the history of piano duets. They are now sharing the experience they have…More