Blanc & Noir piano duo meet their audiences on world stages with their extraordinary repertoire ranging from classical music to jazz, Turkish traditional music to world music!
After studying solo piano at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Lausanne State Conservatory and the Munich State Conservatory, the pianists completed their chamber music studies at the Stuttgart State Conservatory with the world-renowned piano duo Prof. Hans-Peter and Prof. Volker Stenzl, becoming the first Turkish pianists to complete the “Two Piano Department”, a lasting achievement for Turkey in the history of classical music.
The duo, who received the “Special Jury Award” as the only Turkish pianists participating in the “Ibla Grand Prize World Music” competition held in Italy, gave concerts in Turkey, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Estonia, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France and America with their albums “The Essence of Piano Duo”, “HANDS” and “OUTSIDE”, which they released in Germany in the following years. They were invited to international festivals such as Piano City Milano, Donau Oberschwaben Music Festival, Fete de la Musique Lausanne, FIMU Belfort, Made in Stuttgart, Marsyas Culture, Art and Music Festival, Carl Orff Festival and gave concerts in many countries.
They gave concerts with Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Anadolu University Symphony Orchestra, Izmir Chamber Orchestra. With different projects, they gave concerts in important stages of Germany such as Stuttgart Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bamberg Philharmonic, Füssen Festspielhaus, Schloss Dillingen, Stuttgart Philharmonic and Berlin Konzerthaus.
As part of their US tour, they organized concerts and master classes at the Greenspring International Music Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University and James Madison University.
The duo arranged Fazıl Say’s world-renowned works “Kara Toprak”, “Kumru” and “Alla Turca Jazz” for two pianos and four hands and shared these works with musicians through Schott Publishing House, one of the most prestigious music publishing houses in Germany.
IMAGINE, which is composed of their own compositions, is a lullaby album that aims to direct children to quality and polyphonic music, following their albums consisting of works they have interpreted and adapted from classical and contemporary music repertoire.
Their latest album It’s Electric, recorded for the first time in the world by a piano duo with Fender Rhodes pianos, is an innovative and extraordinary album. The album and the video clip they shot for J.S.Bach’s Tocatta, directed by Ecem Lawton, won the best classical music video and music awards at international festivals and competitions such as Munich Music Video Awards, International Sound Music Awards, Onyko Film Awards, Dubai Independent Film Festival, Euro Music Video Awards, Rome Music Video Awards, and LNDN Music Video Awards, International Sound Music Awards.
All Blanc & Noir’s albums are available on digital platforms.