The Young Talent Can Çakmur Continues to be the Pride of Turkey

Can Çakmur, who participated in the International Hamamatsu Piano Competition, one of the leading music competitions of the world, won the first prize with his performance. Çakmur, one of the musicians in “Young Musicians on World Stages” project, which was initiated by Güher and Süher Pekinel in 2010 and sponsored by Tüpraş since 2013, continues on his education with life scholarship and instrument support. Can Çakmur, who performed Piano Concerto of Franz Liszt in the final stage of the 10th International Hamamatsu Piano Competition, which was organized in Japan between 09-25 November, won the first prize among 6 finalists, who were elected from 89 competitors.

Congratulated by Mr. Ziya Selçuk, the Minister of National Education, Can Çakmur has also won various prizes, such as Japan Tour, concerts in Europe, and a record and manager offers in addition to the first prize of the competition.

Çakmur, the first Turkish musician to win the International Hamamatsu Piano Competition, was also the winner of Scottish International Piano Competition in 2017. Born in Ankara in 1997, Can Çakmur took stage in prestigious festivals, such as Istanbul Music Festival, Bodrum D-Marin Classic Music Festival, Ankara International Music Festival, and Notti Romana al Teatro di Marcello. He also gave concerts in many prestigious concert halls, such as Lütfi Kırdar, Boğaziçi Albert Long, Bilkent Concert Hall, Eindhoven Muziekgebouw, Atheneum, CRR Concert hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

About Young Musicians on World Stages project:
Tüpraş, the largest industrial enterprise of Turkey, is utilizing its resources generated from its impact area, in order to develop projects aiming to increase the development of society falling under its operational area. Believing that corporations can only grow with the society, to which they serve, Tüpraş continues on its corporate responsibility projects in the fields of environment, education, culture & arts, and sports and creates value added by transferring its leadership and resources in industry to the projects that will support the development of society, based on its principle of being a corporate citizen. “Young Musicians on World Stages” project, which is supported by Tüpraş in accordance with its corporate responsibility project, is being implemented with the aim to transfer 40 years of knowledge and experience of our worldwide known pianists, Güher & Süher Pekinel, to young musicians. Highly talented young musicians aging between 12 and 23 years old, selected by Pekinel sisters from conservatories in various regions of Anatolia, are continuing on their development and education under the supervision of trainers, who are experts in their fields, in the most prestigious music schools of the world with the highest quality instruments provided as a part of their scholarship. 20 highly talented students have received scholarships since 1 September 2013 and the education of 10 students still continues with “Young Musicians on World Stages” project.