By Heidi Trautmann
During the last few years I got an approximate
insight of the working routine of musicians, here of an opera singer, of their
absolute discipline, their interest in music history and perfection of language
and their never ending care of health and voice. It is their life, their
understanding of life. They have been given a special talent and it means daily
training and self-critical analyzing, often with the help of tuition and coaching
and as Laden says herself, it is so important for an opera singer to get
various and expert tuition.
Here is a final report after just such an occasion
in Torgau/Germany and after eight performances she did within the framework of
this summer experience. I suppose she will be coming home now to pick up her
daily routine and also giving tuition herself to young musicians. This is the
right way to do it.
Laden Ince, the first Turkish Cypriot
Opera-classical Singer trained in Europe;
in some of the finest conservatoires in Europe including the
internationally prestigious Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester UK,
had a wonderful time in Germany and Poland this summer.
She had first attended an intensive summer academy
in Torgau, Germany where she got involved in 8 performances. Besides daily
singing tuitions and various coachings, Laden had the opportunity to appear as
a soloist in 6 concerts and as a chorus singers in 2 other concerts. Her
performances were all very well received by the German dominant international
audiences and her hard work for German language articulation and pronounciation
had paid off.
Following the academy, Laden gave a singing recital
in a newly-established concert hall in the heart of Warsaw (ul.Nowy Świat), the
capital of Poland on 3.08.2015. Laden was accompanied on the pianoforte by a
very fine Polish emerging artist Aleksandra Bobrowska who also played some solo
pieces by Chopin. Her rendition of Chopin pieces demonstrated a very high
quality. In the recital programme the
audience could listen to a number chamber songs -exquisite examples of pure Bel
Canto- by Bellinni as well as demanding opera arias (from Don Pasquale and Die
Fledermaus) and a beautiful Suleika by Mendelssohn together with a Turkish
Cypriot Song 'Zeytinden aşı mısın' by Erdinç Gündüz& Raif Denktaş that has
been rearranged by Atakan Sarı. The real pick point of the evening was the
final song Życzenie by Fryderyk Chopin, which Laden sung in Polish making the
audience amazed with her perfection of Polish language pronounciation.
The concert offered a very high level mastery of
both technique and musicality. The audiences gave a long and profound applause
to the young artists. Although Aleksandra and Laden had a very brief and
intense preparation for the short notice recital, their collaboration was a
very impressive example of not only high professionalism but also a very much
appreciated cultural and artistic exchange between the Polish and the Turkish
Laden would like to express her very sincere thanks
to the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, the Kaleidoskop Turizm and a great
supporter of Laden, Mrs. Karin Hansen -a very high class frequent concert goer-
for their generous support and contributions.
Laden cordially wishes to carry on collaborating
with the local authorities in Cyprus in order to make the most out of the
artistic networks that she established through her studies in various places in
Europe, and thus to continue to represent the Turkish Cypriot community with
highest professionalism in the international platforms.