Karsu Dönmez (1990) is a pianist and singer from Amsterdam of Turkish descent. She is seen as a major talent in the field of jazz and is being called the Dutch Norah Jones. Young as she is, she has already performed in Carnegie Hall in New York twice, and played her repertoire of original music, easy listening, classical and ethnic music in the world reknowned Concertgebouw. She is also a regular performer on Dutch TV, and has recently signed up with AT Productions/Sony Music.
Karsu, together with violinist Muge Alpay, contributed some wonderful songs to TEDxAmsterdam. In the video above she sings “I’ll leave alone”, followed by the Turkish song “‘Cok Uzaklarda”
Do you want to hear more? On February 26 2010, Karsu will perform in the Muziekgebouw aan het Ij!
Links and reports
- Looking for Karsu? You will often find her on her Facebook page
- NRC: Dutch Norah Jones isn’t giving up her day job
- (Dutch) Ronnie Overgoor interviewt Karsu Donmez
And as a bonus, the TEDxAmsterdam interview with Karsu