Release date : Jan. 25, 2013
Label : Turquoise Guitar Editions
Mesut's composition Rumeli Turkusu for two guitars will be performed by Duo Con-Trastes in Havana,The 2016 Miami International GuitART Festival Composition Competition invites composers to submit new works written for solo guitar or two guitars or three guitars by December 15, 2015.
"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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