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Geiger und Bratschist Atilla Aldemir präsentierte ein Programm, dessen Auswahl und Qualität kaum Wünsche offen ließ. Feinfühlig und nobel..

Das Trio mit dem Solobratschisten des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters, dem Konzerthausorchesters Berlin und dem jungen armenischen Pianisten gastierte zum ersten Mal in Kassel und lieferte ein Konzert von einem so ausgeloteten Zusammenspiel, als würde die Formation schon jahrzehntelang bestehen..Mit agogischem Spiel und mitreißender Virtuosität loteten die Musiker die Höhen und Tiefen, die bewegten und verklärten Passagen dieser zeitlos reizvollen Musik aus.   
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Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine / Felix Werthschulte / July 24, 2018

Atilla Aldemir war der wahre Meister...

Musikalischer Orientexpress beim Harleshäuser Musikfest..Ein auf sehr hohem Niveau stehendes Programm war mit jubelndem Beifall
Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine / Gerhard Raßner / July 25, 2018

Atilla Aldemir's prominence as a Turkish violinist/violist of the young generation is underscored by a meteoric ascendance on the international stage.

Atilla recorded a stunning interpretation of my Sonata for Violin and Piano, and has proceeded to perform this work hundreds of times all over the world. I am looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with him. It will bring me great satisfaction to hear Atilla dedicate his singular qualities to my violin concerto, 1001 Nights in the Harem.
Fazıl Say, 20.04.2008, Erlangen, Deutschland

..It is a pure love, a simple enthusiasm he conveys to the audiences. -as we shared his love with his work.

Atilla Aldemir - I got to know him with his violin for the first time coincidentally at an event in Düsseldorf. They were like lovers. He had a classical music education and made his name in Europe. So many competitions, awards, and concerts with various orchestras, in various cities and towns. A line between Istanbul and Berlin.
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Acikgazete.com / Monday Articles, Ismail Bayer, 13.04.2016

singular violinistic poise a world of dreams... he captivated his audience with the warmest timbres and a purely natural virtuosity.

Bruch's Violin Concerto, a favorite of musicians and audiences since its composition, allowed Atilla Aldemir to share with singular violinistic poise a world of dreams... he captivated his audience with the warmest timbres and a purely natural virtuosity. Rhythm, dynamics, articulation (...) tutto perfetto.
Carl Hegens, Flensborg Avis, November 17, 2006

It is a stroke of luck that Atilla Aldemir and Sevki Karayel, both masters of their respective instruments

“A Melting Pot of Styles” Five composers represent a spectrum of new Turkish music, a synthesis of folklore, Turkish art music and western classical influences. The elements of Turkish folk music are immediately present in Ahmed Adnan Saygun's Demet suite, contrasting well with the progressive tonalities of Meliha Doguduyal. It is a stroke of luck that Atilla Aldemir and Sevki Karayel, both masters of their respective instruments, fully committed themselves to this highly unconventional program.
Fono Forum, Norbert Hornig, December 2005

With his vibrant, masterly play he seemingly without effort manages to bridge the gap between Mediterranean folk songs and Western chamber music.

"The Contemporary Voice of Turkish Music The violinist Atilla Aldemir, born 1975 in Istanbul, studied both in his native city and in Germany. With his vibrant, masterly play he seemingly without effort manages to bridge the gap between Mediterranean folk songs and Western chamber music. Rambling through the history of Turkish music in the 20th century, he starts out with a Suite by Ahmed Adnan Saygun from the 1950s, reminiscent of Bartók, and finishes with an encore at a mad speed, composed for Aldemir in 2003. But the highlight of the program is a sonata by Fazil Say, commonly of pianist fame. Here the piano emanates the sound of lutes and drums, while the violin tries to find its way between melancholy and grotesque.
Dirk Hühner, RBB Kulturradio am Mittag, Berlin / September 2005

the performance of the violinist Atilla Aldemir as soloist in F. Schubert's Rondo in A major was outstanding.

…the performance of the violinist Atilla Aldemir as soloist in F. Schubert's Rondo in A major was outstanding. His glistening tone, secure but agile facility and lyrical phrasing all contributed to a magnificent interpretation in which the soloist also conducted the ensemble…
Ultima Hora Ibiza, January 11, 2000, Pedro A. Echarte

A virtuosity which does not puff itself up or bring a heroic ego to the fore is added to this quality...

…Supported by the Russian pianist Katia Nemirowitsch-Dantchenko, Atilla Aldemir had the opportunity to effectively demonstrate his many abilities in a highly varied program. A consistent distinctive feature of this playing: an almost shy retreat behind the work, which, however, does not lead to a cool pseudo-objectivity, but rather, to very intensive expressivity, which stems from the work structure and never slips into over- expressivity as a “conscious feeling”. A virtuosity which does not puff itself up or bring a heroic ego to the fore is added to this quality...
NRZ, Hajo Berns, December 18, 2002

Aldemir's cultivated sound is full of substance, warm and vivid, fitting very nicely with Brahms' romantic concert.

Aldemir's cultivated sound is full of substance, warm and vivid, fitting very nicely with Brahms' romantic concert.
Kölnische Rundschau, Johannes Zink, November 25, 2003

His tone is complex in itself:soulful and controlled,well-rounded,powerful,still containing touch of gentle roughness,unobtrusive erotic attractivenes

Atilla Aldemir is not a beautiful violinist who performs smooth, charming music for the bourgeois living rooms. His tone is complex in itself: soulful and controlled, well-rounded and powerful, still containing a touch of gentle roughness , unobtrusive erotic attractiveness . Unsentimentally and sensitively, Atilla leads into the melody. Technically confident, he plays with great finesse, nuanced rhythm and highly contrasting dynamics. His interpretations are evidence of a profound musical understanding, which has come from his studies of Christian and Islamic cultural traditions. Not only is he known as a rising star in Turkey, but as an intermediary between the East and the West. He has found a kindred spirit and passionate partner in Sevki Karayel, on the piano.
Dr. Susanne Schulte, GWK Münster, 2004

His charisma and charm in the foreground

... Aldemir demonstrates maturity and individuality in his concert performances…his charisma and charm in the foreground. Aldemir's compilation of sophisticated sonatas by Mozart, Bach and his Turkish compatriot, Fazil Say, proves that he is the ideal intermediary between the Orient and Europe. From Mozart to Waxman's captivating Carmen-Fantasy, Aldemir has mastered a broad spectrum…
Ina Retkowitz, Halterner Zeitung, 15.10.2005

Aldemir, who is chiefly established as a violinist, displayed a brilliant faculty for the viola with the introspective Vieuxtemps.

I initially thought that beginning a classical music festival with an unaccompanied string duo would be a disappointing experience, but American violinist Ellen Jewett and Turkish violist/violinist Atilla Aldemir's extraordinary performance on March 7, the first of seven concerts in the second edition of the Opus Amadeus International Chamber Music Festival, confirmed that my reservations were unnecessary.
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Alexandra Ivanoff, March 11, 2013

Superb virtuosity, tranquil yet vibrant and spirited play...

...Superb virtuosity, tranquil yet vibrant and spirited play...
Neue Westfälische Zeitung, Marie-Therese Falke July 16, 2002

the greatest facet of his talent, beyond mastery of the instrument, is his skill of interpreting music in a lyrical way.

…the greatest facet of his talent, beyond mastery of the instrument, is his skill of interpreting music in a lyrical way. Aided by his impeccable bow technique, sensibility, and liberty of playing, Aldemir demonstrates a deep understanding for the music...
Cumhuriyet, January 15, 2003, Evin Ilyasoglu

putting his heart and soul and profound skill into the music

…putting his heart and soul and profound skill into the music, Atilla Aldemir convincingly interpreted Max Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor with a wonderfully soft touch, tasteful phrasing and a great appreciation of the lyrical passages...
Neue Ruhr Zeitung, Frank Helling, June 1, 2002

tireless dedication of violinist Atilla Aldemir, whose truly tangible and passionate playing charms ravishingly sonorous effects out of his instrument

“…the tireless dedication of violinist Atilla Aldemir, whose truly tangible and passionate playing charms ravishingly sonorous effects out of his instrument. His solo encore, Horon by the Turkish composer Adnan Saygun, was truly magnificent.”
Frankfurter Rundschau, Michael Treutwein, June 12, 2004

Atilla Aldemir is a virtuoso, a true master of the violin living in Vienna whose worth is internationally recognized.

Atilla Aldemir is a virtuoso, a true master of the violin living in Vienna whose worth is internationally recognized.
Vatan, Zülfü Livaneli, April 16, 2006

the warm-hearted and dynamic virtuoso has played his way back onto the Finnish stages.

“Fascinating sounds from Istanbul” concert with Mikkeli City Orchestra Vivaldi's Four Seasons hail, in many ways, from another world. Everyone knows the composer and the piece, and there are hundreds of recordings and thousands of violinists trying to do justice to this piece.
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Länsi-Savo Mikkeli, August 6, 2007

It was the most mindblowing and impressive violin performance I have listened to in recent years.

…Atilla Aldemir is not simply playing the violin he is playing ‘with' it… It was the most mindblowing and impressive violin performance I have listened to in recent years.
Tageszeitung Sabah, Hıncal Uluç 03.12.2011

Atilla Aldemir, currently considered the best violinist of Turkey by Evin Ilyasoglu.

The surprise of the evening was Atilla Aldemir, currently considered the best violinist of Turkey by Evin Ilyasoglu. He was in such magnificent harmony with the Salzburg Camerata that we anticipate with great pride further concerts in Salzburg or Vienna.
Meral Tamer, National Milliyet Newspaper / October 12, 2008

Atilla Aldemir became a jury member along with many well-known musicians

A Turkish musician was invited to the prestitious International Violinmaking Competition in Mittenwald as a jury member for the first time Atilla Aldemir became a jury member along with many well-known musicians such as Kerstin Feltz, Barbara Gorzyrska, Matthias Maurer. Violinmakers: Roland Baumgartner, Christoph Graff, Eero Haahti, Raymond Schryer, Hieronymus Köstler. Bowmakers: Tim Baker, Klaus Grünke, Stéphan Thomachot.
Andante Music Magazin, Serhan Bali, 31.05.2010

Aldemir's ability to make the utmost use of dramatisation constitutes the essence of his talent as an interpreter.

I had already witnessed Atilla Aldemir's abilities in previous concerts, and I can comfortably say that Aldemir's ability to make the utmost use of dramatisation constitutes the essence of his talent as an interpreter.
Milliyet Sanat, Kemal Küçük, July 2005

It was a perfect concert.

Spot on: At the Konzerthaus Vienna Atilla Aldemir (Violin), Çag Erçag (Cello) and Hüseyin Sermet (Piano) played at the Turkey Now Festival. It was a perfect concert.
Milliyet, Mehmet Tez, 18.10.2009

pleasantly smooth and silky. His playing is eminently pure in intonation and consistent in rhythm

“…pleasantly smooth and silky. His playing is eminently pure in intonation and consistent in rhythm, even in the brilliantly fast movements…”
Kieler Nachrichten; Enno Neuendorf

The mosaic of sound is subtly embellished through Aldemir's brilliant and inspired artistic touch

…The mosaic of sound is subtly embellished through Aldemir's brilliant and inspired artistic touch... Atilla Aldemir and Karayel Sevki interpretations of each composer did demonstrated a deep understanding of style and temporal relations. This CD is particularly noteworthy for providing the often exclusionary world of classical music with a window into contemporary Turkish art music.
Evin I·lyasogˆlu, Tageszeitung Cumhuriyet, August 3, 2005

Famous violinist Atilla Aldemir was named string instrumentalist of the year

Donizetti Classical Music Awards Famous violinist Atilla Aldemir was named string instrumentalist of the year..
Alexandra Ivanoff, Mai 17, 2011

he has the ability of casting a spell over his audience right from the very first note.

…he has the ability of casting a spell over his audience right from the very first note. …the boisterous joy of making music together.
Raphael Bonitz, Osnabrücker Zeitung, August 24, 2010

Atilla Aldemir fascinated from his baffling left-hand technique to fast, clean double stops with rich dynamic variation…

…Atilla Aldemir fascinated from his baffling left-hand technique to fast, clean double stops with rich dynamic variation…
Lippische Rundschau, Dr. Günther Kaspermeier, September 12, 2002

I was truly stunned by his playing.

..Both Fazil Say and Conductor Gürer Aykal referred to Atilla Aldemir as a ‘marvellous' violinist. I must agree - I was truly stunned by his playing.
Hincal Uluc, Tageszeitung Sabah, November 12, 2008

Aldemir's warmth and romanticism

Aldemir's warmth and romanticism in Bruch's Violin Concerto in G was accompanied with apparent pleasure by the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra.
Christoph Kalies, Flensburger Tagesblatt, November 17, 06

Aldemir's infectious zest, coupled with a mastery of his instrument and a shimmering timbre, won the audience's admiration

Violinist Atilla Aldemir opened the 2011-2012 season at I·stanbul's Süreyya Opera House on Monday with a program of Paganini's “Caprices.” … Solo violinist Atilla Aldemir and pianist Etsuko Miyakoda opened I·stanbul's 2011 classical concert season at the Süreyya Opera House's Chamber Music Concert Series on Oct. 3 with some of the most fiendishly difficult works ever composed for the violin: a complete cycle of Niccolo Paganini's 24 Caprices. Intense Athleticism … Aldemir is to be commended for his bravery, tackling this grueling programme with a lot of energy and charisma. Aldemir's infectious zest, coupled with a mastery of his instrument and a shimmering timbre, won the audience's admiration - the musical season began under the most promising auspice.
Alexandra Ivanov, October 4, 2011

Salzburger Camerata would be accompanying the young violinist, Atilla Aldemir, whose mastery on viola is in no way inferior to that on the violin.

Last week, we were very pleased to confirm that as part of the concert series at the Bosporus University, the wonderful players of the Salzburger Camerata would be accompanying the young violinist, Atilla Aldemir, whose mastery on viola is in no way inferior to that on the violin.
Tageszeitung "Cumhuriyet", Evin Ilyasoglu,15.10.2008

truwe mastery of his instrument.

The technical prowess required to play Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy overshadows the brilliancy of Paganini. Atilla seemed at home in such a difficult work, displaying a truwe mastery of his instrument. The applause was deafening.
Cumhuriyet, Önder Kütahyalı, 07.05.2006

His brilliant technical mastery was clear from the beginning in Vitali's demanding Chaconne

…His brilliant technical mastery was clear from the beginning in Vitali's demanding Chaconne, which for Atilla Aldemir was like a walk in the park.
WAZ, December 11, 2002, Hajo Berns

Noble tone, respect for the compositions, and mature musicianship

…Noble tone, respect for the compositions, and mature musicianship…
Münsterische Zeitung, Arndt Zinkant, October 30, 2002

The Turkish violinist Atilla Aldemir passionately introduced the audience to his unique style.

…The Turkish violinist Atilla Aldemir passionately introduced the audience to his unique style.
WAZ, Anne Ullenbeem, July 8, 2002

Atilla Aldemir bewitched his audience with an insane technique

…Atilla Aldemir bewitched his audience with an insane technique in the Carmen Fantasie. Fiery effervescence abounded in the rhythmically defined works of Ahmed Adnan Saygun…
NRZ, July 9, 2002, Dagmar Schenk-Güllich

The violinist Atilla Aldemir was convincing with his full, round tone in the expressive and sparkling passages

…The violinist Atilla Aldemir was convincing with his full, round tone in the expressive and sparkling passages, particularly in the low register. His interpretation was characterized by a deep musical empathy...
NRZ, Astrid Kordak, October 28, 2002

The violinist Atilla Aldemir presented himself with superior, clear, and singing tone.

... The violinist Atilla Aldemir presented himself with superior, clear, and singing tone. His interpretations of Brahms, Schulhoff and Wieniawski revealed freedom and maturity…
NRZ, Dagmar Schenk-Güllich, May 19, 2002

the violinist interpreted works of Schulhoff and Saint-Saens with expressivity and capricious elegance

... the violinist interpreted works of Schulhoff and Saint-Saens with expressivity and capricious elegance…
NRZ, January 18, 2002, Dagmar Schenk-Güllich

Atilla Aldemir radiated an intense zest for life...

...On Saturday, the duo Idil Ugur and Atilla Aldemir radiated an intense zest for life... they displayed a great mastery in the Brahms sonata.
Dr. Johannes Hasenkamp, Westfälische Zeitung, Mai 5, 2012

Brilliant style of playing by both instrumentalists! The audience was enthralled.

...Brilliant style of playing by both instrumentalists! The audience was enthralled.
Josef Wessel, Ruhr Nachrichten September 28, 2012

His virtuosity and expressivity coupled with a strong stage presence

…His virtuosity and expressivity coupled with a strong stage presence were fascinating in pieces by Mahler, Isaye, Brahms and Saygun…
GWK e.V., June 24, 1998, Dr. Susanne Schulte

Aldemir's clean intonation, briliant playing and charismatic stage presence were immensely satisfying

...Aldemir's clean intonation, briliant playing and charismatic stage presence were immensely satisfying...
Cumhuriyet, Evin Ilyasoglu, 27.04.2004

Aldemir's interpretations of Mozart Sonatas were breathtaking

Aldemir's interpretations of Mozart Sonatas, which he played at the 34th International Istanbul Music Festival, were breathtaking.
Andante Magazine, Sungu Okan, July/August 2006

The Turkish violinist, Atilla Aldemir, performed Turkish music

The Lithuanian cellist, David Geringas, recorded an album, in Germany, of Lithuanian music; the Turkish violinist, Atilla Aldemir, performed Turkish music… Regarding the recordings of contemporary Turkish music, these albums are already being printed and sold in 3rd and 4th editions…
NMZ (neue musikzeitung), Frank Paschen, 19.02.07

Standing ovations for virtuosos

„Concert to takeoff” Standing ovations for virtuosos ... Those who knew about the artistic careers of Aldemir or Karayel and already expected to enjoy the highest level of artistry, were still overwhelmed from the intensity, the level of maturity and the degree of technical perfection that the these exceptional musicians exuded - Bravissimo
Christiane Tibroni, Billerbeck, 14.09.2004

Violin Virtuoso Atilla Aldemir played the 24 Caprices of Niccolo Paganini

Aldemir played 24 Caprices in a single concert Violin Virtuoso Atilla Aldemir played the 24 Caprices of Niccolo Paganini the day before at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, accompanied by with a company of the Japanese pianist Etsuko Miyakoda and R. Schumann's arrangement
Cumhuriyet, News Portal, 22.03.2011

The mosaic of sound is subtly embellished through Aldemir's brilliant and inspired artistic touch

…The mosaic of sound is subtly embellished through Aldemir's brilliant and inspired artistic touch... Atilla Aldemir and Karayel Sevki interpretations of each composer did demonstrated a deep understanding of style and temporal relations. This CD is particularly noteworthy for providing the often exclusionary world of classical music with a window into contemporary Turkish art music.
Evin I·lyasogˆlu, Tageszeitung Cumhuriyet, August 3, 2005

he gives the orchestra and me new ideas every time, not monotonous

...conductor Renchang Fu explained why they started the marathon with Aldemir with these sentences “I had almost 50 concerts with Aldemir. Because he gives the orchestra and me new ideas every time, not monotonous, doesn't bore. In this kind of a marathon, it is very important for the orchestra and the audience, Aldemir has a very good concentration and strong nerves”
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Cumhuriyet, Culture Art, 22 March 2011

The Soloists were the violinist Atilla Aldemir and ney-player Kudsi Erguner.

The Soloists were the violinist Atilla Aldemir and ney-player Kudsi Erguner. The young violinist Aldemir is developing with his career with great success. We look forward with pride to hearing his name in the coming years.
Hürriyet, Tufan Türenç, 01.12.2007

It was definitely worth experiencing the enthusiasm flowing through the bows of these four young gentlemen

…It was definitely worth experiencing the enthusiasm flowing through the bows of these four young gentlemen, these four virtuosi defining the Republican era with their esprit. They filled our souls with Vivaldi's music as if it were a heavenly light.
Hürriyet, Tufan Türenç, March 29, 2004

His natural ability to speak to us through the medium of his instrument and his mastery of the program were immediately apparent.

We listened with great pleasure to each and every note of his exceptional musicality with great pleasure. Aldemir handles both instruments as confidently as he commands the stage; his natural ability to speak to us through the medium of his instrument and his mastery of the program were immediately apparent.
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Zeynep Altay, National Cumhuriyet Newspaper / March 13, 2009

In 1991 he played at a concert given in honor of Pope John PaulII subsequently performed with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonic

Atilla Aldemir, who at the age of five started to play the mandolin, ranks among Turkey's one of the greatest musical talents. At the age of 15, he had his first solo performance with an orchestra. In 1991, he played at a concert given in honor of Pope John Paul II, and subsequently performed with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonic. Aldemir just finished recording his CD “The Contemporary Voice of Turkish Music”, published by Dreyer & Gaido. Aldemir dedicated the album to his teacher Barbara Gorzynska and the great Turkish violinist Ayla Erduran. The famous Ara Güler contributed his talents for the cover photos.
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Daily newspaper “Vatan”, Necla Görgeç

His performance on it, in those particular acoustics, was a delicious experience in voluptuous richness coupled with expressive acumen.

Aldemir is happy to bring the Konzerthaus -- and his special viola -- to Istanbul to share a touch of Berlin. While a program performed by only two people may sound tame on paper, it was in reality a tour de force. All 15 compositions were strenuous tests of agility, ensemble precision and stylistic demands. Both players met all the challenges with plenty of confidence and energy, flying through hundreds of intricately woven phrases, and bringing out tonal beauty -- especially the lovely serenade with sublime muted fluttering in Martinu's Second Madrigal. The icing on the cake was the voluminous tone of Aldemir's extraordinary viola. His performance on it, in those particular acoustics, was a delicious experience in voluptuous richness coupled with expressive acumen.
Alexandra Ivanoff, October 21, 2014

I am proud of giving this concert together with Atilla Aldemir, whose ability of interpretation I greatly admire.

Gürer Aykal (conductor): Turkish Composer Ekrem Zeki Ün's Violin Concerto is one of the most difficult concertos in the violin repertoire and requires an extremely polished virtuosity. I am proud of giving this concert together with Atilla Aldemir, whose ability of interpretation I greatly admire. We have worked together several times and we understand eachother well.
Cumhuriyet, News Portal

This marvellous concerto was interpreted so beautifuly and harmoniously

Three young musicians; the pianist Emre Elivar, the violinist Atilla Aldemir and the cellist Natalie Clein played Beethoven's Triple Concerto for a sold-out hall. This marvellous concerto was interpreted so beautifuly and harmoniously that the soloists were greeted with multiple standing ovations.
Tufan Türenç, Hürriyet, 27.02.2009

As this trio refines their fire, we should keep an eye out for them as an up-and-coming ensemble of indomitable interpreters.

they firmly embraced the grand sweep of Tchaikovsky's funereal sorrow and exalted emotion. Their body language mirrored the music's anguished collapse at the final moments, their ethereal unison trailing off into the dust.
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Alexandra Ivanoff, 16 January 2010

Atilla Aldemir performed as a soloist, with a heart-warming and profound tone.

The true pleasure of listening - Soloist Atilla Aldemir put his heart and soul into his interpretation of Havanaise by Camille Saint- Saens, displaying musical virtuosity coupled with warm, soft tones. Atilla Aldemir performed as a soloist, with a heart-warming and profound tone. He began with Bartók's Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no. 1, a truly passionate rendition. Following with the Allegro con Fuoco from Ulvi Cemal Erki's Volin Concerto, Aldemir was clearly in his element - The wild rhythms seemed to cast a spell on him. A thunderous applause was quick to follow.
Renate Bojanowski / Volksstimme.de Magdeburg / November 1, 2013

Atilla Aldemir, Orhan Çelebi, Xavier Phillips, Polina Leschenko and Fora Baltacıgil will collaborate for the first time in the Istanbul Music Festival

Five young musicians - Atilla Aldemir, Orhan Çelebi, Xavier Phillips, Polina Leschenko and Fora Baltacıgil - will collaborate for the first time in the Istanbul Music Festival. The concert promises high energy.
Radikal, Ömür Sahin

the violinist Atilla Aldemir and the pianist Sevki Karayel, show contemporary Turkish music to its best advantage.

The compilation on this CD presents the creators of a polyphonic, universal music, who experienced a golden age after the formation of the Republic in Turkey. Through their well-balanced and brilliant interpretation, the violinist Atilla Aldemir and the pianist Sevki Karayel, show contemporary Turkish music to its best advantage.
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Evin Ilyasoglu (From CD Booklet)

Regarding the recordings of contemporary Turkish music, these albums are already being printed and sold in 3rd and 4th editions…

The Lithuanian cellist, David Geringas, recorded an album, in Germany, of Lithuanian music; the Turkish violinist, Atilla Aldemir, performed Turkish music… Regarding the recordings of contemporary Turkish music, these albums are already being printed and sold in 3rd and 4th editions…
NMZ (neue musikzeitung), Frank Paschen, 19.02.07

It is a stroke of luck that Atilla Aldemir and Sevki Karayel, both masters of their respective instruments

“A Melting Pot of Styles” Five composers represent a spectrum of new Turkish music, a synthesis of folklore, Turkish art music and western classical influences. The elements of Turkish folk music are immediately present in Ahmed Adnan Saygun's Demet suite, contrasting well with the progressive tonalities of Meliha Doguduyal. It is a stroke of luck that Atilla Aldemir and Sevki Karayel, both masters of their respective instruments, fully committed themselves to this highly unconventional program.
Fono Forum, Norbert Hornig, December 2005

This CD recording can claim to be one of the most serious and professional productions

I had the opportunity of listening to the duo of Aldemir / Karayel during the rehearsals and recordings of their repertoire by Turkish composers. They attempt to incorporate their breath, their inner voices and the colours of their lives into these works, and this attempt is crowned with great success. This CD recording can claim to be one of the most serious and professional productions of works by Turkish composers which has ever been released, either in Turkey or elsewhere in the world. It fills me with pride and pleasure to have played, with my composition, a small part in this production. I wish the duo much success in the future and embrace them both cordially.
Fazıl Say (From CD Booklet)

Atilla Aldemir proves this point. If a musician has enough vision, personality and charisma, it is possible that the impossible happens.

Atilla Aldemir, who last autumn received The Mikkeli Special Prize in the Johannes Brahms competition in Austria and was invited to play with the Mikkeli City Orchestra, was faced with a difficult decision when he chose this piece from the top of the classical top ten-list. But there are reasons why some works are still alive after hundreds of years. Atilla Aldemir proves this point. If a musician has enough vision, personality and charisma, it is possible that the impossible happens. We may hear a fresh interpretation of a piece once thought to have been played to death. It is as if he were born to bring the joy and beauty of music to audiences. Atilla Aldemir, a warm and hearty virtuoso, has played his way back onto the Finnish stages.
Helinä Tepponen, Mai 8, 2008

The season's last concert in spring, a Turkish-Finnish program, was an unexpected great success(…)

The season's last concert in spring, a Turkish-Finnish program, was an unexpected great success(…) Ali Darmar is a composer nobody in Mikkeli had ever heard of before. It was no great challenge to devote oneself as a listener to the meditative and partly magical world of this Metamorfoz - sensitive, memorable music with a hint of secrets from another culture. Hopefully Ali Darmar has written something else for string orchestra, as the audience was clearly ready to enjoy more of his unique work. The performance of Ahmed Adnan Saygun´s Concerto da Camera was also a premiere for Mikkeli, perhaps for all of Finland - it is a difficult experience for both audience and musicians. The audience in Mikkeli benefited greatly from Maestro Aykal's ability to bring the music to life(…) Saygun and Darmar give us the opportunity to hear marvellous music we would otherwise likely never hear, owing to the fear that audiences are much more likely to reject the unknown. Thankfully we have ears and hearts, which are enough to understand the composers' thought processes. Saygun and Darmar are no longer unknown names in Mikkeli.
Helinä Tepponen, August 8, 2008

Aldemir's choice of smooth, silky sound coupled with a gentle and feeling accompaniment from the string sections.

Second to take to the stage that evening was the 31-year-old violinist Atilla Aldemir from Vienna, who won several international competitions after his training in Istanbul, Detmold and Essen. Performing on a French Vuillaume violin, he played the solo from Max Bruch's well-known first Violin Concerto in G minor - a composition that has fascinated audiences with lyrical, dramatic melodies and a singular virtuosity in the Romantic style since its premiere by Joseph Joachim in 1869. The soloist's intonation and rhythm left nothing to be desired, and the Adagio was particularly enjoyable owing to Aldemir's choice of smooth, silky sound coupled with a gentle and feeling accompaniment from the string sections. Atilla Aldemir played with great clarity Bach's immense 3-voice G minor Fugue from the 1st Sonata for unaccompanied violin as his encore, with its timeless theme.
Enno Neuendorf, Lübecker Nachrichten 17.11.2006

“There were initially 340 applicants for this position, Then it was narrowed down to 35, then two, then they chose me. I'm overjoyed!”

On Sept. 1, Aldemir accepted the position of assistant principal violist at the Konzerthaus Orchestra, which performs in their newly restored home venue, Konzerthaus Berlin, in the old eastern sector. “There were initially 340 applicants for this position,” he told me in a post-concert interview. “Then it was narrowed down to 35, then two, then they chose me. I'm overjoyed!”
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Alexandra Ivanoff, September 23, 2013

Atilla Aldemir,received standing ovations the previous evening from an enthusiastic audience of 3000 people who had turned out for a Christmas concert

Our compatriot, violinist Atilla Aldemir, received standing ovations the previous evening from an enthusiastic audience of 3,000 people who had turned out for a Christmas concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.
Hürriyet, Aydın Ulun

Violist Atilla Aldemir brings a touch of Berlin to Istanbul

Turkish violinist-violist Atilla Aldemir will perform on Oct. 23 at the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul. (Photo courtesy of Atilla Aldemir) October 21, 2014, Tuesday/ 16:58:42/ ALEXANDRA IVANOFF / BERLIN
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Alexandra Ivanoff, October 21, 2014