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Burak Besir

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Performer: Burak Besir and Jeremy Borum

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning flutist, composer, and producer Burak Beşir was born in Cyprus. He graduated with distinction from the Ankara State Conservatory, then attended The Royal Scottlish Academy where he received his master’s degree. He was the recipient of a 2003 United Kingdom Young Concert Artist Award, which gave him the opportunity to perform at concerts and festivals, including a concert at Wigmore Hall. He has performed as principal flutist of the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet. Beşir came to the U.S. in 2008 to study at the Berklee College of Music, where he received the Arif Mardin Achievement and Best Concerto Performer Awards. He is a frequent performer at the National Flute Association Conventions, where he has performed his own compositions and arrangements. Beşir wished for his debut album to reflect his playing, his music and his passions in life. The recording showcases rich and diverse masterpieces from the flute repertoire, as well as Beşir’s virtuosic playing.

Jeremy Borum (pianist) is a film composer, orchestrator, performer, and music engraver. Among the first wave of working composers to see the digital de-monetization of music as a piece of history, not an ongoing process, he built a successful music career in an uncertain industry that is re-inventing itself. He has worked globally with many major orchestras and studios, recording or performing in about 30 countries to crowds as large as 80,000. Jeremy is the author of the book Guerrilla Film Scoring, a survival guide for composers that is being used in many universities throughout the US and England. An active member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, he is a contributing author to their quarterly journal The Score. A do-it-yourself guy to the core, he has also designed and built two of his recording studios and builds some of his own custom studio gear.

Jeremy was a founding member and co-owner of the digital sheet music publisher ZMX Music. Prior to his time with ZMX he prepared music engravings for many of the largest print music publishers including Henle, Hal Leonard, Edition Peters, Alfred, G. Schirmer, Boosey & Hawkes, EMI, Morning Star, and others. Thousands of his music engravings and arrangements are available both digitally and in print worldwide.

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Concerts are free with Festival of Arts Admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $20 per person per concert.