Frédéric François Chopin ; A Refugee in Paris

Running away from war, Frédéric François Chopin found refuge in Paris. Even though he had a reserved personality, the musical and artistic circles of Paris welcomed him with open arms. His music flourished and had a significant impact on our global culture for centuries to come. If he hadn't run away from Poland, would we even know his name or…Read more Frédéric François Chopin ; A Refugee in Paris

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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

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

CAFFE VIVALDI REPERTOIRE 2014-2016

As CLASSICAL FOR ALL we are getting ready to celebrate our second anniversary of our classical Sundays at CAFFE VIVALDI. Our independent, intimate and donation based concerts reached hundreds of New Yorkers and we are proud to become the longest ongoing event series in the performance history of Caffe Vivaldi. Circle your calendars for April…Read more CAFFE VIVALDI REPERTOIRE 2014-2016

Are you an Aquarius?

So was Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn! On February 1st we will celebrate the birthdays of two Aquarius we like; Franz Schubert's and our artistic director Ege's birthday. Yes, there will be cake during the intermission for a sweeter second half 😉 Join us! Emir Gamsızoğlu, piano Gizem Yücel, cello Program: Franz Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821…Read more Are you an Aquarius?

Exploring Variation Form

Through the month of August pianist Emir Gamsizoglu will be exploring variation form in piano music. Concerts will take place every saturday at 4:00 pm at Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones Street, NYC) Program will include; Bach's Goldberg Variations, Mozart's "Ah Vous dirai-je Maman" Variations, Beethoven's 32 Variations, and Gamsizoglu's "Heybeli Variations". Join us!