Singer and pianist Karsu (Amsterdam, 1990) has performed in more than twenty countries in her young career, has performed three times at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York and has performed twice at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Her debut album ‘Confession’ was released in 2012, which received favourable reviews such as four (of the five) stars from NRC and Nu.nl, De Telegraaf wrote “amazing album” and Trouw “Confession is a new star”. In September 2015 her second studio album ‘Colors’ was released, which was again good received (De Telegraaf “We will enjoy her for a long time” and music magazine OOR “a very colourful sequel in a long and surprising career”) and for which she received the Edison Jazzism Audience Award in June 2016.
In 2017 she played in the theatres ‘Play My Strings’, in which she gave a deeper substantive interpretation of her theatre concert for the first time. Het Parool gave Karsu four (out of five) stars: “Her voice is a powerful weapon that sounds crystal clear and very accessible in English, while he moves and mystifies in Turkish.” And “Bridge builder is too weak of a word, Karsu doesn’t even see the water. “
Karsu is currently on stage with ‘Karsu plays Atlantic Records’. This tour got high score on reviews. The NRC paper wrote about thisperformance “Karsu definitely brings high quality in her performance full of dynamics”, the Brabants Dagblad “versatile and swirling performance” and Theater Paradise online magazine wrote “the music is great”.