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. The Dördüncü piano duo is distinguished with the magic of exceptional technique coupled with harmony of their long-standing connection evidenced in their performances.
Meeting with H. Datyner, D. Níkaoua, 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, Saragosse and Paris awards represent a significant aspect of their music career. Performance at the world’s most distinguished concert halls with conductors like A. Jordan, Z. Nagy, 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 Brazilia, Liederhalle Sttutgart, Wittengenstein Palace in Düsseldorf and others; in addition to their collaborations with great artists like Peter Ustinov, Heinz Holliger, Steven Schick and Maurice Bourgue. They have participated in festivals like Amadeus, Schubertiade, Ars Musica Strasbourg, Archipel, Paris Fontainbleau, Japon Akoyishidai 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, Adana and Bursa State Symphony Orchestras, the CRR Symphony Orchestra Istanbul, the Bilkent 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 new 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 in 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 their interpretation. Their last recording so far, “Brahms Hungarian Dances”, has recently been released.
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 April 2010.
Acclaimed as “Cultural Ambassadresses” of Turkey, Ufuk and Bahar represent their country all over the world with much-admired performances received enthusiastically by prominent critics. They have also been invited and honored to be patrons by the Foundation of Prim’enfance and Cercle de Grange.