DUO BLANC ET NOIR
PIANO DUO BLANC ET NOIR
Pianists Yudum Çetiner and Selin Şekeranber who embarked on their musical voyage in 1997 at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of Bilkent University have continued their journey since 2008 with a rich repertoire. Blending traditional Turkish music with classical Western music, the young pianists have given concerts with a colorful and original touch that has breathed a new spirit into the duo piano repertoire.
Çetiner and Şekeranber participated in the Ibla Grand World Music Competition, Italy in 2011 and, standing out among 200 competitors, they were honored with the Jury Prize. They were admitted to the Duo Piano Department of Stuttgart State Conservatory in July 2012 and studied with Prof. Hans Peter Stenzl. Besides performing as soloist with Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Izmir Symphony Orchestra and Orchesterverein Stuttgart. Duo Blanc et Noir performed at festivals including Typisch Türkisch-Made in Stuttgart, Marsyas Culture and Art Festival, Istanbul Bosch Young Classicists Festival, International Belfort FIMU Festival, France and Oberschwaben Music Festival, Germany.
The duo has given many concerts both at home and abroad to promote their 2014 CD Essence of Piano Duo released under A.K. Müzik Istanbul label, and continues to do so.