Currently continuing to integrate different cultures, to enrich themselves therewithal, and to communicate their experience to all they can reach, the pianists Selin Şekeranber and Yudum Çetiner welcome the audience with a rather colorful and authentic musical perspective blending traditional Turkish music with classical music.
After their solo piano training in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Lausanne State Conservatory, and Munich State Conservatory, the pianists worked on chamber music in Stuttgart State Conservatory with world-famous duo pianists Prof. Hans-Peter and Prof. Volker Stenzl, and branded a perpetual success in the history of classical music in Turkey as the first Turkish pianists with a Master’s Degree in Duo Piano.
Designated with the “Special Jury Award” among 200 competitors in the “Ibla Grand Prize World Music” competition held in Italy in 2013 where they were the only Turkish pianists, the duo has enjoyed the opportunity of meeting with their audience in Turkey, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Estonia, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, and America through their albums: “The Essence of Piano Duo” and “HANDS” produced by A.K. Mizik Istanbul, and “OUTSIDE” released in Germany. So far, they have been invited to several festivals to perform concerts in many countries such as Piano City Milano (Italy), Donau Oberschwaben Music Festival (Germany), “Fete de la Musique Lausanne” (Switzerland), FIMU (Belfort, France), “Made in Stuttgart (Germany), Piano City Milano (Italy), Marsyas Culture, Art and Music Festival (Turkey), and Carl Orff Festival (Germany).
Debuting the concerto composed by Fazıl Say for duo piano and orchestra together with Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality Symphony Orchestra in Turkey in 2017, the duo has also savored the opportunity to perform concerts with Orchesterverein Stuttgart Orchestra in Stuttgart Philharmonie and with Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra, İzmir Symphony Orchestra, and Anadolu University Symphony Orchestra in Turkey. As part of numerous projects, they have had the chance to salute their audience on various important stages of Germany such as Stuttgart Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie, Bamberg Philharmonie, Füssen Festspielhaus, Schloss Dillingen, and Berlin Konzerthaus.
In 2018 and 2019 when they were on their U.S.A tour, they performed concerts and taught courses for master classes on behalf of Greenspring International Music Academy, Virginia Commenwealth University, and James Madison University.
Arranging Fazıl Say’s world-renowned pieces “Black Earth”, “Kumru”, and “Alla Turca Jazz” for duo piano and four hands, the duo has had the chance to communicate these pieces to music-lovers through one of the most prestigious music publishing houses in Germany, Schott Music Publishing.
The duo’s albums composed of pieces they have arranged so far and a selection of others they have handpicked from classical music repertoire are available on digital platforms together with their own album “IMAGINE”, which is a compilation of their own lullaby compositions.