Fazıl Say; Andermatt Music

Fazıl Say

With his extraordinary pianistic ability, Fazıl Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for almost 30 years in a way that has become rare. Concerts with this artist are different concerts; they are more direct, more open, more exciting. In short: they go straight to the heart. Fazıl Say has given guest performances in countless countries on all five continents; the French newspaper “Le Figaro” described him as “a genius”. In the process, Fazıl Say has also appeared numerous times as a chamber musician. Numerous concert halls, orchestras and festivals have invited Fazıl Say as artist in residence or introduced him to their audiences with portraits and focus weeks over the past decades. Fazıl Say’s recordings of works by Bach, Mozart, Gershwin and Stravinsky on Teldec Classics as well as Mussorgsky, Beethoven and his own works on naïve have been critically acclaimed and have received several awards, including three ECHO KLASSIK awards. In 2017, together with Nicolas Altstaedt, he recorded the album 4 Cities, and that autumn, Warner Classics released Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturnes and the album Secrets with French songs, which he recorded together with Marianne Crebassa and won the Gramophone Classical Music Award in 2018. In January 2020, Fazıl Say’s recording of all Beethoven piano sonatas was released by Warner Classics, Bach’s Goldberg Variations followed in November 2022. With Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Fazıl Say has released a recording of sonatas by Bartók, Janáček and Brahms in January 2023 (Alpha). He continues to record his own works under his label ACM.


Sunday, 8.6.2025