Korkmaz Can Saglam

Can (pronounced Jon) Sağlam began studying piano at the age of six, and gave his first recital at
the age of eleven. After he got accepted to Bilkent University, Music and Ballet Primary School
at the age of seven, he started working with Ms. Gamze Kırtıl. He received scholarships from
Sevda Cenap And Music Foundation and private sponsors. In 2018, he was accepted as a scholar
of the “Young Musicians on World Stages” project created and mentored by Güher & Süher
Pekinel with financial support of Tüpraş. He is also sponsored by Aydıner Construction
Company Inc.


Throughout the years, he played in masterclasses of artists such as Jacques Rouvier, Pavel
Gililov, Boris Berman, Ilya Itin, Michel Beroff and Jean-Francois Heisser. He also performed in
festivals such as the Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival, Antalya Piano Festival and Bellapais
Music Festival. He has performed throughout Turkey; in Europe, he has appeared in concerts in
France. Belgium, Italy and Austria. He also has active chamber music performances, performing
with his quintet at the Bilkent Chamber Music Days and several other venues.


After studying with Ms. Gamze Kırtıl at the Bilkent University Music and Performing Arts High
School, he has studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute
of Music. Korkmaz Can Sağlam, continues his studies with Sergei Babayan in The Juilliard
School.