21st Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival 2022 - Boston Turk Film Festivali


"My Left Hand"


Saturday, April 1, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Boston

Free admission but registration required due to limited seating.

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Hande Dalkilic

Piano virtuoso Hande Dalkılıç brings together the works of the piano repertoire composed only for the left hand for the first time, which are few in the world and have never been performed in Turkey. Premiering in Boston, the concert series will continue in the USA, Estonia, Italy as well as in Turkey.

These works of the left-hand repertoire require the performance expected from both hands with one hand, turns into a left-hand marathon with a repertoire consisting of Scriabin's well-known Prelude and Nocturne, Carl Reinecke's Piano Sonata and Moszkowski's Op.92 twelve etudes for the left hand. The concert will end with three folk songs from the artist's popular album, Çetin Işıközlü’s “Yukarı Fırat Ezgileri / The Tunes of Upper Euphrates”.

Hande DALKILIC, pianist

Hande Dalkilic

Piano virtuoso Hande Dalkılıç has been known as the artist who preserves and develops the Turkish piano heritage by promoting Turkish composers with her concerts and CDs in Turkey and in the world, and by making the first performances and recordings of the works of many of Turkish composers.

She also became the editor of Saygun’s op.76 Sonata hand-writing which was published by Peer Music Classical (Hamburg) in 2012.

She recorded 7 CDs including world premieres and works dedicated to her by the composers (A. Adnan Saygun, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Cemal Reşit Rey, Muammer Sun, Çetin Işıközlü under BMP and KALAN Music Labels. (available on digital media)

Her last album “My Favourite Romantics” that includes works of Romantic Era composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Gottschalk was released by Kalan Music Label in 2020.

Besides her performances as guest soloist with all Turkish State Symphonies, private orchestras and some foreign orchestras including Camerata Salzburg, Hande Dalkılıç has also given recitals and chamber music concerts in such countries as Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Tunisia, Ukraine and U.S.A. mostly at  international festivals.

Hande Dalkılıç, was born in Ankara, Turkey, studied in Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts including her doctorate level with Prof. Ersin Onay. During this period and afterwards she studied and discussed musical ideas with distinguished pianist- pedagogues as G. Sandor, S. Benda and Prof. G. Sava.
Dalkılıç got her Associate Professor degree in March 2006 and then her Professor degree on November 2013 in the Hacettepe Ankara State Conservatory, where she currently teaches. Besides her role as Turkish representative for the European Piano Teachers Association, she continues her career as a soloist both home and abroad, alongside her frequent radio and TV broadcasts. For more information about Hande Dalkılıç’s works and biography please visit www.handedalkilic.com

7:00 pm

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street

Free admission but reservation required due to limited seating.

Please consider to make a donation for the earthquake victims in Turkey.
Click here to make a donation.


We are extremely saddened by the terrible earthquakes in Turkey on February 6, 2023 with devastating effects in eleven cities. As of now close to 50,000 people lost their lives and survivors need urgent help and support.

As our hearts deeply ache with this tragedy, please consider to make a donation and give a helping hand to the victims. No donation is small. All donations will go to the relief funds for the earthquake victims in Turkey such as Turkish Philanthropy Funds Turkiye Earthquake Relief Fund, and Help The Child Amputees of Turkiye Earthquake (Project CATE) - Bridge To Turkiye Fund.

We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this disaster and wish speedy recovery to the injured.

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