Piano News Interview

Süher means in Turkish flowing water, Güher is a precious stone and while “Pekin” means strong, “El” means hand. The twin sisters Güher and Süher Pekinel have a reason to be glad for their names, since in that case “Nomen est Omen”.

“Treasures” Robert Cummings

The box also contains a 100-plus page hard cover book with several essays, including by the Pekinel sisters themselves, and another interview, this one from 2016.

The Best Recording

Strangely, the very opening is played as repeated notes rather than the customary tremolandos, but in the context of such a beguiling performance this is hardly a major distraction.