Thursday, 9 October 2014

Turkish Cypriot opera singer live in London tonight


Opera soprano Vasfiye Çakırtaş Çubukçu will be performing a concert in central London later today. The Lefkoşa-born singer graduated from Hacettepe University’s prestigious Ankara State Conservatory’s Opera Arts Department in 2005.

She has worked with some of Turkey’s leading artists, including Mezzo Soprano Şebnem Algın from Ankara State Opera and Ballet company, and Birgül Su Arıç of İzmir State Opera. She has received training with renowned conductor Prof. H. Helge Dorsch and bass singer Atilla Manizade.

Between 2006 and 2011, Çubukçu was the lead solo artist for the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Orchestra and she has represented the TRNC at the annual Türksoy Opera Festival between 2008 and 2012.

Tonight’s concert is under the auspices of the TRNC London Representative Office. She will be supported by pianist Saki Matsumoto and guest singer, tenor Burak Gülşen. Entry is free and some tickets are still left for tonight’s performance: attendees are advised to reserve their place in advance.

Concert date: Thursday 09 October 2014
Address:  St. James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Start time:  7.30pm
Entry: Free
Info & ticket reservations: Call 0207 631 1920 or email

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