Wednesday, July 27, 2022 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA, United States
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$55 ($20 student/ages 30 & under)

Note: Due to last-minute personnel changes, the Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 1 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor will not be performed. Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 will be performed in its place.

Attending in person: This concert will be preceded by a free 30-minute Pre-Concert Recital at 6:30pm in the Nordstrom Recital Hall.

Please review SCMS's current COVID-19 protocols before attending this event:

Attending online: Concert will be livestreamed on July 27, 2022 at 7:30pm while the performance is happening in the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. 

On-Demand access will begin on August 10 and last through August 31, 2022. 

About Efe Baltacıgil, cello

Principal Cello of the Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s String Player of the Year, 2013, and awardee of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Baltacıgil is lauded for his risk-taking, passionate performances that immediately capture the heart and imagination.

Recipient of the Peter Jay Sharp Prize, the Washington Performing Arts Society Prize, and first prize in concerto competitions of Istanbul, New York, and the Allentown, Pennsylvania Schadt String Competition, Baltacıgil experienced early acclaim as winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Recipient of a bachelor’s degree from the Mimar Sinan University Conservatory in Istanbul and an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, Efe began his professional career in the United States as Associate Principal Cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra before joining the Seattle Symphony as Principal Cello in 2011.