33rd Heidelberg Piano Week Thu, 6th January 2022, 8:00 pm Emre Yavuz In cooperation with the turn of the century society Concert Emre Yavuz was born in Izmir in 1990. He demonstrated his musical talent at an early age and was admitted to the Turkish State Conservatory at Ankara University in 1998 under the “Law for Child Prodigies”, where he studied with Kamuram Gündemir. He also studied with Roland Batik in Vienna, with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover and with Arie Vardi in Hanover and Tel Aviv. He performed with major orchestras at an early age, playing concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. He has participated in numerous competitions and has been awarded many prizes, most recently 1st prize at the Kissinger KlavierOlymp, where his unconventional program was particularly praised. His debut CD, released in 2020, is devoted entirely to the composer Rachmaninoff and was enthusiastically received by critics. Emre is a Bösendorfer pianist and lives in Vienna. At the Heidelberg Piano Week he will play works by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Rameau, Ravel and his own arrangement of Boccherini’s Fandango.