Release date : Jan. 25, 2013
Label : Turquoise Guitar Editions
The 2017 Miami International GuitART Festival hosted by the Florida International University School of Music begins with the Opening Concert of Celso Cano & Mesut Özgen on Monday, February 20, 2017.Founder and Artistic Director of the Miami International GuitART Festival, guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen was recognized as one of the 2016 Knight Arts Challenge award winners. Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director for Community and National Initiatives...
"This is a great virtuoso who will dazzle audiences for years to come." Benjamin Verdery, Yale University School of Music
"Özgen’s playing is stunningly versatile and expressive throughout." Acoustic Guitar
"Troubadour CD is a shining example of this guitarist's great talent." Guitar Review
"Mesut Özgen delivers performances that are forceful and convincing even when the music is dauntingly difficult." Soundboard (Guitar Foundation of America)
"...an exceptional talent who breathes freshness into every piece he plays." Acoustic Player Magazine
"Mesut Özgen is a highly accomplished and exciting player; he gets the most out of the music he performs... The phrasing is immaculate and his technical capabilities are considerable." Classical Guitar Magazine
"...an extremely gifted guitarist." Rosalyn Tureck, harpsichordist, conductor, Julliard School
Mesut Özgen has performed and taught master classes throughout the United States, Spain, and Turkey and has been on the guitar faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 1998.
He was the first guitarist to be awarded the "Dean's Prize," which is the highest honorary prize of the Yale School of Music. He began playing guitar in 1981 while pursuing his study at the School of Medicine.
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