05 August – Anjelika Akbar: Lyrical, Mystic and Melodic
A Turkish pianist and composer of Uzbek descent, Anjelika Akbar will perform accompanied by Turkish singer Ferhat Gocer. Akbar began playing piano and reading music at the mere age of two. When she turned four, she was discovered to possess absolute pitch and was enrolled in a school for child prodigies, drawing the interest of Moscow State Conservatory academicians. From then on Akbar studied piano, composition and orchestration, and the Russian Board of Composers has recognised her as the Best Young Composer. She has released twelve albums. Akbar will take the stage at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage at 9 p.m.