Jörgi was kind enough requesting to see my Viola Sonate.
It has 3 movements and is 13min 21sec long.
Music is attached. The score is hand written so it is large in size.
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Ruşen Güneş and Judith Uluğ(piano) played the Viola Sonata at BORUSAN Kültür Sanat Office in April 2001 for the first time. It has been performed by Frau Antje Hammacher's students Michael Karamandi (Heidelberg) - Klavier; Ragna Heyne (Neckargemünd) - Viola. more than 6 times at various locations in Germany for Jugend Musiziert Wetbewerb in 2016.
I can hardly recall. It was the winter of 1989 in Illinois. I was a student of the composer Roque Cordero for six months already. He insisted that I should concentrate on writing good music rather than any music. He said "There are thousands of composers and it's no point to become just one of them". It was frustrating, we could not proceed more than eight bars in any piece that I carried to him.
One night that winter, we went to the school cinema with a friend of mine, Maria. It was terribly cold and it was raining ice. After the movie, we took a short walk in the university squad. Everything was frozen, like an ice palace. The trees, the branches were shining with ice. We had difficulty walking on the ice, we held onto each other not to fall down.
I wrote the second movement of the Viola Sonata in three days after that night. Dr. Cordero was a little bit astonished and said "OK this is not bad but you should write it again and make it more elaborate and tender" moving his hands in parallel from up to down and showing elaborations by moving his fingers.
The Second Movement was performed as a standalone piece by Tuba Özkan(viola) and Seher Tanrıyar(piano) under the auspices of Teri Mason of BORUSAN Kültür Sanat Office in May 2000. It was one of the moments of my carrier as a composer that Viola artist Ruşen Güneş listened it. After the concert, he said he is arranging concerts of viola works and then asked me if I would write something. I said I would love to write a first and third movement and make it a Sonata.
Ruşen Güneş and Judith Uluğ(piano) played the Viola Sonata at BORUSAN Kültür Sanat Office in April 2001 for the first time.