Ivo Pogorelich invites classical music lovers to a breathtaking concert on March 26 at Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall. Pogorolich, who took the stage at CRR a couple of seasons ago, enchanted the audience and swept them off their feet. He played "Islamey" - a composition for piano by Russian composer Mily Balakirev - which is a 10-minute-long musical feast and presented it as a gift to his audience. His musical journey is a unique pianist doctrine stretching from Belgrade, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Vienna, St. Petersburg and finally to his master, mentor, wife and comrade, Aliza Kezeradze. The artist, who is an important figure carrying out the 19th-century mentor-student relationship in the 21st century, is known for his performances of Beethoven symphonies, a set of nine transcriptions for solo piano by Franz Liszt, and for performing Ludwig van Beethoven's symphonies. Moreover, Pogorolich financially and spiritually supports medical institutions, hospitals and the treatment of terminally ill patients. The humble artist was also chosen as the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO in 1987.