• Norbert Tischer, pizzicato

"In addition to an impeccable technique, he shows a very special sensitivity"

"German-Turkish pianist Burak Cebi plays a program of Turkish music, followed by Schubert’s Sonata D. 960. His own fantasies Bright Spots make the start and show him as an imaginative composer.

From Ahmed Sagun’s 12 Preludes he plays their four and impresses as a vital-rhythmic interpreter in this music. Ilhan Baran’s Three Bagatelles, just like the Turkish Piano Pieces by Necil Kazim Akses, are pleasantly colored by the pianist. Cebi also applies this art of coloring and rhythm to advantage in Schubert’s Sonata D. 960.

In addition to an impeccable technique, he shows a very special sensitivity to penetrate the depths of the composer’s musical inner life. Cebi’s touch is rich in nuance, his phrasing allows for contrasts and can thus expose the music’s inner turmoil without making it seem restless or disjointed."

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