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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Organised by Altus Arts & Culture, APF is welcoming Ukranian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk at Ankara Piano Festival on Dec 3rd, 2017. Lubumyr Melnyk was born in Munich in 1948 and lived in Paris between 1973 and 1975, the years that would eventually shape his career. After playing for modern dance classes and mainly working with Carolyn Carlson at the Paris Opera, he started to create Continuous Music genre. Melynk is referred to as the fastest living pianist of the world. After the classical music training he received in childhood and his works in the Continuous Music genre that was inspired by the minimalist music movement during the 70's, he released his first album "KMH: Piano Music in the Continuous Mode" in 1979. Melynk, who wrote a dissertation in 1981 titled "OPEN TIME: The Art of Continuous Music" regarding the fast piano technique which required extensive physical and psychological training, claimed the world record in 1985 with his 19.5 chords per second performance in Sigtuna Stiftelsen, located in Sweden. He also holds the record for most notes played in an hour with 93.650, a record made possible by maintaining a speed of 13 notes per second for 60 minutes. Having worked with musicians such as Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm and Roberth Raths, Melynk has released a total of 22 albums. "Corollaries", released on the Erased Tape Records label in 2013, enabled him to reach a larger audience. The Ukrainian artist, who gained huge acclaim after his latest record "Illirion" was released this year, amplifies his compositions with live performances in which he and his piano become two halves of a whole. Lubomyr Melnyk, a virtuoso of the music industry that has continued to create authentic works, will be at Ankara Piano Festival with a performance that will stick in the minds of the audience for a long time!