KAYA LEADS A GUITAR MASTER CLASS AT THE COLLEGE
By Zachary Sclar
"Guitar students and music lovers gathered in the Mayo Concert Hall to witness a performance and master class by guitarist Celil Refik Kaya on Wednesday, Feb 18. Kaya, who recently received a Master of Music degree at the Mannes College of Music, dazzled the audience with a 40 minute concert entitled “From Anatolia to the New World.” After beginning with his own arrangement of the Turkish folk song “Köyde Sabah,” Kaya demonstrated his versatility and virtuosity as he played a number of intricate and diverse pieces with concentrated ease. Two such pieces, “Prelude” and “Celil’s Dance,” were written for Kaya by famed Argentine composer and guitarist Jorge Morel..."