Extra Credit: Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and piano recital at the McCray Hall, Pittsburg State University: Askin-Wasser Violin & Piano Duo. The event will take place on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The artists will play works of Handel, Mozart, and Prokofiev, the same program they have performed at the Carnegie Hall last week. If you have any questions, please contact

Selim Giray,Director of Orchestras.
Cihat Askin, as an international representator of Turkish Violin School, is one of the leading artists of Turkey today. Cihat He gave numerous concerts and recitals in America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Some names who played with Askin are Cobos, Dmitriev, Yoel Levi, Shiomo Mintz and Ida Haendel. Askin has been a jury and faculty member in many competitions and masterclasses in Turkey, Switzerland, Israel, Bulgaria and Poland. He has been the director of Istanbul Chamber Orchestra and Filarmonia Istanbul. He has founded the Askin Ensemble. Askin is one of the founders of ITU Center of Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) He is the director of ITU Conservatory of Turkish Music. Apart from his position as a university professor, he is also continuing to study with  young musicians and children with his CAKA project (Cihat Askin and his Little Friends).