GMAF – Reach out session in Istanbul

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Between 2nd and 5th December 2016, in Istanbul, together with EMCY, Flying Gorillas and the BT Music and Performing Arts School for children and young adults organized a 4 – days Workshop with young musicians and local workers. This reach out session was the second activity of GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE.

The EMCY Prize winners Martin Zayranov, of International Competition Young Virtuosos and  Nikica Polegubić, of Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists (Weimar), together with Alim Kurtmemetov (clarinet), Isil Cilli (flute) and Asli Ozgonul (voice) led the outreach sessions guided by the musical directors of the Flying Gorillas, Nigel Warrack and Susana Garcia.

The musicians performed for Syrian Refugees mixed with local Turkish students, in locations provided by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other 6 NGOs. In the last day the team played at an orphan students school called Darussafaka.

GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE is a cooperation project co-funded by the culture programme Creative Europe of the European Union. It counts 8 partners of 7 different countries: United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Turkey, Lithuania, Spain, Luxemburg and Germany. GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE promotes young European musicians with performances in 7 countries, providing them essential skills to engage with different audiences all over Europe. They will leave the concert halls and take the music to places where you and me meet. GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE will turn youth music competitions into an attractive experience of art.

GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE proposes a diverse set of activities: international workshops on audience communication, interactive performances, reach out sessions with young refugees, immigrants, traveller kids and underrepresented groups, musical theatre for families, an online violin competition with one rule: everything except the classical repertoire and performance, interdisciplinary concerts with professional orchestras and an international premiere of a contemporary composition. More information.

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