Istanbul hosted a dazzling array of world-famous musicians as well as prestigious cultural events and festivals in 2019.

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the 47th Istanbul Music Festival included 22 concerts with nearly 600 local and international musicians in the metropolis on June 11-30.

Polish pianist and composer Piotr Anderszewski, Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Russian pianist Yulianna Andreevna Avdeeva were among the musicians that performed for audiences in Turkey’s largest city as part of the festival.

Separately, the 26th Istanbul Jazz Festival hosted 300 foreign artists from various parts of the world from

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