Korkmaz Can Sağlam

This event occurred over 24 to 31 January 2024.

It is not every day that an emerging talent of this magnitude comes to the attention of Sydney audiences. The Sydney International Piano Competition Rex Hobcroft People’s Choice Award winner 2023, Korkmaz Can Sağlam blew audiences away with his dynamism, intensity and brilliant expressiveness.

Korkmaz Can has already appeared on concert stages in New York, Cleveland, Sydney, Salzburg, Brussels, Nice and Ankara in his native Turkey. In addition to his recital appearances, Korkmaz Can has also made his first studio album, to be released in 2024.

As a Piano+ Laureate, Korkmaz Can epitomises the highest aspirations of the Sydney International Piano Competition – thrilling, powerful, sensitive and emotion-filled performance of the world’s great repertoire.

This electrifying young musician is a must-see, as he performs music by Bach, Shostakovich, Chopin and Liszt in January in Canberra and Melbourne.



Johann Sebastian Bach/Franz Liszt:
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542

Dmitri Shostakovich:
from Prelude and Fugue Op.87
No.7 in A major
No.6 in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Partita in B♭ major BWV 825
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuett I
VI. Menuett II
VII. Gigue

– Interval –

Franz Liszt:
from Müllerlieder von Franz Schubert S.565
No.2 Der Müller und der Bach

from Lieder aud Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang S.560
No.3 Aufenthalt

from Lieder von Franz Schubert S.558
No.2 Auf dem Wasser zu singen
No.8 Gretchen am Spinnrade

Frédéric Chopin:
from Preludes Op.28
No.13 in F# major
No.14 in E♭ minor
No.15 in D♭ minor
No.16 in B♭ minor
No.17 in A♭ minor
No.18 in F minor
No.19 in E♭ minor
No.20 in C minor
No.21 in B♭ minor
No.22 in G minor
No.23 in F major
No.24 in D minor