Music represents freedom. It is everywhere just like the air we breathe, and as long as the universe exists, it cannot be destroyed, nor can its freedom be taken away... Because the power of the notes is stronger than anything you can ever imagine.
I wish artists, authors and thinkers in Turkey, my home country, could also be as free.
Last week I performed my version of *Fazil Say's Alla Turca Jazz (based on Mozart's Turkish March) on 50 pianos presented by the City of London Festival. This project represents my wishes for a more democratic and tolerant Turkey in which artists, writers and intellectuals can think and speak freely.
*Fazil Say is the most celebrated and revered Turkish pianist/composer who is sentenced for Twitter postings. Read more here: