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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fundraiser for your stem cell research support group

If anyone is interested in a fundraiser for your stem cell research support group, this sounds like a winner.

Meral Guneyman, a Carnegie Hall pianist plans to donate a portion of the sales of her newest recording PLAYFUL VIRTUOSITY to support stem cell research. Furthermore, she is willing to do a stem cell tour, for airline, hotel and food expenses only. If a stem cell advocacy group could get a concert hall donated, they could charge tickets, and use the proceeds for the cause. Some events are already being organized. Go to Meral's Web site at www.meralguneyman.com and see her schedule found under news section.

Pianist Meral Guneyman made her orchestral debut in the United States under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas as first price winner of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Young Artist's Competition. She was promptly reengaged by Tilson Thomas to play the Schumann Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Her Carnegie Hall debut was as winner of the East & West Artists' International Competition. After winning the prestigious William Kappell International Competition at the University of Maryland she performed with Leon Fleischer and the Baltimore Symphony. Her accolades further include winner of the Juilliard School's Chopin Concerto Competition and Naumburg Competition finalist, which, once again, brought her to Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Guneyman, a Turkish born American citizen, holds the title of Turkish State Soloist, representing the Ministry of Culture of the Turkish Republic, worldwide. Her appearances have taken her to the Cervantes and Monterrey Festivals in Mexico; the International Istanbul Festival, The American Music Festival at the National Gallery in Washington; to Frederick Chopin Festival; the Presidential Symphony in Turkey; The Sarajevo Philharmonic; the Ljubliana Festival in Slovenia; and to Germany, Canada, France, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Belgium, Italy, England and Japan, as well to many major cities in the U.S. She has collaborated with many distinguished artists, Jazz legend Dick Hyman and cellist Efe Baltacigil among them.

Meral Guneyman is dedicated to the advancement of contemporary music. She has premiered works by such diverse composers as Dick Hyman, Ilhan Mimaroglu, and Justin Dello Joio. Her ability to move instantaneously and convincingly between the classical and jazz genres is a rarity.

Her recordings, regardless of the genre, have been received with universal acclaim. Her recording of the Frank Bridge sonata was heralded as among the five best of the year by Fanfare Magazine. She is listed in "Who's Who of American Women," and was singled out by David Dubal in "the Art of the Piano" for her recording of the Bridge Sonata. Paul Hume called her "A pianist to be heard again at the earliest opportunity." Writing for the New York Times, Bernard Holland said 'Ms. Guneyman has 'an imposing technique...a delicate feel for timbre,' and also for the New York Times, Raymond Erickson, reviewing her Carnegie Hall recital, observed that she ''tackled a difficult program and ripped through it as if it were child's play." Michael Tilson-Thomas with whom she has performed on numerous occasions has called her 'A highly sensitive artist with a wonderful, warm, romantic sound."

Meanwhile, if there is somebody you need to get a gift for this would be a delightful possibility. PLAYFUL VIRTUOSITY is available through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and any place excellent music is sold.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Amber Haeckel

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