Chopin in New York

After "Chatty Pianist"s fun and inspirational concert "How to Bluff About Classical Music" in Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, we are ready for our annual "Chopin month" programming. For the last six years pianist Emir Gamsizoglu has performed a series of Chopin recitals celebrating the composer's birthday in February and March (Chopin has two recorded…Read more Chopin in New York

How to BLUFF About Classical Music

Pianist/composer Emir Gamsızoğlu started to play the piano at the age of 20, after quitting his career as a professional basketball player in Turkey. He created the "Chatty Pianist" concept to attract listeners of all ages and backgrounds to classical music. Chatty Pianist concerts are engaging the audiences with “Chatty” slideshow presentations featuring fun facts,…Read more How to BLUFF About Classical Music

Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes; The Sound of Istanbul is the Sound of Love

Listen to the sound of Istanbul and share this music video to join our fight against war and terror with music and culture! Let’s spread the “good”. Lately Turkey has been on the media as the victim of several attacks. Music and culture is our weapon against wars and heartless political strategies. "Rhapsody on Istanbul…Read more Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes; The Sound of Istanbul is the Sound of Love

Chatty Pianist Salon Concert

Next Friday (16th of December) music lovers in New York will gather around the piano for an intimate salon concert by "Chatty Pianist" Emir Gamsızoğlu. The host of the evening is an avid fan of Gamsızoğlu's concerts at Caffe Vivaldi (2013-16). A retired flight attendant, Ms. Brown says when she used to travel around Europe, she…Read more Chatty Pianist Salon Concert

Music Appreciation Classes with Chatty Pianist Emir GAMSIZOGLU

Classical music lovers of all ages and backgrounds are gathering at Chatty Pianist Emir Gamsızoğlu's piano studio for his newly designed music appreciation classes. Join the party! The group meets to learn interesting details about composers, different forms and periods of music while listening to Emir Gamsızoğlu's vast archive. In every lesson Gamsızoğlu performs selected…Read more Music Appreciation Classes with Chatty Pianist Emir GAMSIZOGLU

Opening the season with Popular Classics!

Classical Sundays concert series at Greenwich Village's Caffe Vivaldi is ready for its 3rd season! Along the years we hosted Schubertiades with Schubert's lieder featuring emerging opera singers in the city, chamber music with New Yorker Ensemble and groups like Reeds Amis, theatrical concerts like Genius #Chopin, Talking to Schubert, and of course, everybody's favorite; Chatty…Read more Opening the season with Popular Classics!

Classical Sundays with special guest; acclaimed opera singer Burak Bilgili

This weekend, our dear friend acclaimed Turkish bass Burak Bilgili is joining us in our Classical Sundays at Caffe Vivaldi. Bilgili is an internationally acclaimed bass who made his Teatro de Scala debut in 2002 (Lucrezia Borgia) and Metropolitan Opera debut in 2004 (Don Giovanni). Burak is a recipient of numerous awards starting with BBC's Singer of…Read more Classical Sundays with special guest; acclaimed opera singer Burak Bilgili