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The great French pianist F.R. Duchable depicts Ufuk and Bahar Dördüncü as two committed pianists equipped with flawless technique, delivering vigorous and evocative performances. Having played together for their entire careers, Ufuk and Bahar Dördüncü complement each other perfectly, creating a distinguished synergy, coupled with exceptional technique, breathtaking virtuosity and great creativity, evidenced in every performance.

Meeting with H. Datyner, D. N'Kaoua, E. Vercelli and V. Perlemutter has played a key role in the Duo’s affection for French music, while F.R. Duchable has closely fostered both artists’ talents with conviction since their adolescence.

The Duo’s Ankara, Geneva, Saragossa and Paris awards represent a significant aspect of their music career. Performances at the world's most distinguished concert halls with conductors like A. Jordan, J. Hempel, A. Shwinck, P. Rophè, etc. have been elemental to this structural integrity.

The artists have performed at the Victoria Hall Geneva, Saal Molière Lyon, the Palace of Nations in Brasilia, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Berlin Philarmonie, Dvorak Hall Prague, Merkin Hall New-York, Liederhalle Sttutgart, Wittengenstein Palace in Düsseldorf and others..

Ufuk & Bahar have also been very active in contemporary music world, working and collaborating with names like Heinz Holliger, Steven Schick , Maurice Bourgue, Ivan Fedele, Stefano Gervasoni, Peter Ustinov, Michael Jarrell, Bernhard Lang, Nik Baertch, Erik Truffaz etc.

They have participated in festivals like , Biennale Venice, Istanbul , Amadeus, Schubertiade, Ars Musica Strasbourg, Archipel Genève, Royaumont Paris, Japon Akoyishidai , Shangai, Witten and Australia as well as in numerous music festivals in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara in Turkey.

Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü are regularly invited to perform with the Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul, State Symphony Orchestras, the Bilkent Orchestra, Berlin Chamber Orchestra , the Ensemble Contrechamps, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra amongst others.

In 2006 they earned great success with their CD with French music for 4 hands named "Rendez-Vous Avec l'Enfance". One year later they published a CD with their quartet “Makrokosmos”, formed by two pianos and two percussions. Well known Italian composer Stephano Gervasoni's new piece, composed specially for Makrokosmos, is also featured on this CD .

Following this recording Ufuk and Bahar were invited to Japan. In 2009 Hat Hut Records Basel produced their new recording including two piano pieces of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The CD recieved a very positive response from the critics and the audience thanks to the originality of the pieces and the duo’s interpretation thereof. Their last recording so far, “Brahms Hungarian Dances”, has been released in 2010. In May 2013, Makrokosmos’ new CD will be released at the Hat Hut record label. Early 2010 they participated in a short film project realized by famous producer Carlo Ippolito, whose music was composed by Xavier Dayer and interpreted by the Makrokosmos quartet. The world premiere of the film, together with a live music performance, took place in the legendary Globe building of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in April 2010. Acclaimed as "Cultural Ambassadresses" of Turkey, Ufuk and Bahar represent their country all over the world, with highly acclaimed performances, enthusiasticly received by critics and audiences alike. For their involvement in the community, Ufuk and Bahar Dördüncü have been honored to be named patrons of the Foundation of Prim'enfance and Cercle de Grange.

Throughout their original projects, such as the program " La Scène Révoltée "combining the film, music and text , Ufuk and Bahar Dördüncü continue to impress their audience with their originality and the never-ending pursuit of the uncommon.

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