Cem Duruoz, guitar
June is when the flowers are in full bloom, students want to get out of school and we begin to plan and look forward to outdoor picnics in beautiful West County. To finish our spectacular season we present the soundtrack to summer--the warm, melodious sound of a classical guitar played by master, Cem Duruz.
His excellent stage presence complements his virtuosic technique and musical, elegant artistry. said Grammy winner guitarist Sharon Isbinone of the many accolades that guitarist Cem Duruz has received from performers and critics alike. With a recent cover article feature published by the UK based Classical Guitar magazine, Cem Duruz was characterized as an extraordinarily gifted player and cultural ambassador who delivered a generous and landmark introduction of new repertoire.
Mr. Duruz has performed in four continents in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Japan, France, Greece, Bosnia, Spain, Serbia, Kosovo, Poland, Mexico, throughout Turkey and the USA. His 2008-2009 season concerts will include his UK premiere performance at the Purcell Room in London, recitals at the Minnesota Guitar Society, Marlow Guitar Series and Redwood Arts Council Series in the US and the Turkish premiere performance of Anatolia Guitar Concerto, featuring Turkish melodies and rhythms written for him by David Hahn. He has recorded three solo CDs to international critical acclaim: Pices de Viole and Contemporary Music for Guitar, both released by Centaur Records as well as Desde el Alma - Tango Classics, called A masterpiece by Argentine critics.
Turkish born guitarist Cem Duruz (or Gem as pronounced in his native tongue) won the first prize in the Turkish National Guitar Competition at the age of seventeen and completed his graduate studies at The Juilliard School with Sharon Isbin. As an enthusiastic educator, he has been teaching guitar performance at Wesleyan University in the USA. Web site: www.duruoz.com
Occidental Community Church
3637 Church St.
Occidental, CA 95465
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