Turkish evening at Ohrid Summer Festival with the trio ‘Vekando’

The music program of the “Ohrid Summer” festival continues tonight with a concert by the trio “Vekando” from Turkey.

The Turkish evening of the festival, on the stage in the “St. Sophia” church, will feature violinist Veriko  Tchumburidze, cellist Dorukan Doruk, and pianist Can Çakmur. The members of the “Vekando” trio are awarded young musicians, but above all, they are guided by a strong desire for collective music-making, which makes their performances truly special.

Veriko Tchumburidze  is a Georgian violinist who achieved international fame at the age of 20 after winning the “Henryk Wieniawski” international competition in 2016. She is an exceptional soloist, chamber musician, and stands out particularly due to her imaginative approach to music. So far, she has recorded multiple albums featuring works by composers such as Anton Vranicki and John Williams. She plays a violin made by Giambattista Guadagnini, which she received on loan from the German Foundation.

Dorukan Doruk is a cellist who has won numerous competitions and performed in renowned concert halls worldwide. He is a recipient of the second prize at the competition for cellists named after the composer Witold Lutosławski. His first CD was recorded in 2022 and was released by the publishing house “Genuin” in 2023. He has performed with musicians such as Fazıl Say, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gary Hoffman. He plays an instrument made by Antonio Testore, which he has on loan from the German foundation “Musik Leben.”

Can Çakmur is a recipient of the first prize, as well as the special prize for chamber music, at the “Hamamatsu” international competition in 2018, and the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2017. His album recorded for BIS has been named the Best Solo Album, and he has been awarded the “Shock Classical” and “Golden Diapason” recognitions. Çakmur studied under the guidance of Diana Andersen and Grigory Gruzman at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar.