Korkmaz Can Sağlam

Korkmaz Can Sağlam began his musical education with Gamze Kirtil at the Bilkent University, Music and Ballet Primary School at the age of seven. After studying with Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he received his Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School.

Can Sağlam has performed in concert halls such as the Morgan Library & Museum’s Gilder Lehrman Hall in New York, Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Verbrugghen Hall in Sydney and in other venues in cities such as Paris, Nice, Brussels, Cleveland, Verona and Istanbul. He has appeared in festivals such as the Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival, Antalya Piano Festival and Bellapais Music Festival.

Korkmaz Can Sağlam is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021-2022 Vendome Prize for Piano, where he also won the CD Recording Prize. In 2023 Can Sağlam participated in the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition and was awarded The Rex Hobcroft People’s Choice Prize.

Korkmaz Can is currently pursuing graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the direction of Sergei Babayan. His first studio album, featuring works by Scriabin, Handel, Schubert and Rachmaninoff will be released by the Sono Luminus label in early 2024.