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Karsu Dönmez Ensemble


Karsu Dönmez Ensemble

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:30 pm

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Surrender to the smoky, haunting melodies of a singer-pianist who’s been called “the voice that makes Amsterdam cry.”


Born in the Netherlands to Turkish parents, Karsu Dönmez turned heads as a child when she performed for patrons at her father’s restaurant. It wasn’t long until the Amsterdam music scene took notice of her unusually mature voice and elegant musicianship. While still a teenager, Dönmez’s startling talent as a jazz-pop crooner rocketed her onto Dutch TV, to music festivals around Europe, and to the hallowed stage of New York’s Carnegie Hall.


Thirteen years and four studio albums later, Dönmez is set to make her Toronto debut with an intimate performance at the Aga Khan Museum. She and a trio of string instrumentalists will treat music lovers to an evening of jazz balladry with classical and Turkish influences.


Performing alongside Dönmez on April 14 are Çisem Özkurt (violin), Yanna Pelser (viola), and Cèlia Torres Ruiz (cello).


The Karsu Dönmez Ensemble is presented in associate partnership with the Turkish Consulate General of Toronto and the Yunus Emre Institute. This concert is part of our 2019/20 season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performing arts in celebrating diversity, preserving culture, and spurring social change.


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