Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek has emerged as one of the most exciting and versatile vocal artists in recent years -hailed by the press for his golden tenor (Opera Now Magazine) and quickly establishing himself “in a class of his own” (The Guardian). He is a winner of the International Art Song Competition of Germany’s Hugo Wolf Academy and was BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Champs Hill Records released his first solo album “Der Einsame” featuring Schubert songs and accompanied by Simon Lepper in 2017 to great critical acclaim ...
Franz Schubert...Fritz-wunderlichhaft unmittelbar interpretiert von Ilker Arcayürek - FAZ
"A golden and natural lyric tenor, even throughout the range and sensitive to text, with the benefit of solid top notes."
Opera Now - List of Top 10 rising stars
"Tenor Ilker Arcayürek, qui semble avoir capturé le soleil dans sa gorge ..."
La Croix, Heidelberger Frühling
"Fritz-wunderlichhaft, unmittelbar interpretiert von Ilker Arcayürek"
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Heidelberger Frühling
"This BBC New Generation Artist sings with such freshness and sincerity that even his melancholy is sweetly compelling [...] There is immense potential from this tenor, who has clearly worked hard to get inside these songs, yet doesn’t overburden the poetry with too many artful effects. Schubert, who saw his songs performed casually in living rooms among friends, would love this wonderfully intimate recording."
★★★★★ The Times, Der Einsame CD Review
"Am eindrücklichsten ist Ilker Arcayürek in der Titelrolle [...] importiert sein Charakterporträt eines echten jugendlichen, wiewohl gebrochenen Kerls, dem die breite, gedeckte, zuweilen fahlfarbige Klanglichkeit gut steht."
Opernwelt - Idomeneo - Staatstheater Nürnberg
"... die Titelpartie singt Ilker Arcayürek. Der ist ein wirklich toller Sängerdarsteller, ..."
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Idomeneo Staatstheater Nürnberg
"Tenor Ilker Arcayürek possesses the elements necessary to make Schubert’s worlds come to life. His modesty and sincerity allow the music to speak for itself [...] His handsome voice, flawlessly produced [...] Mr Arcayürek is a superlative artist ..."
Classical Voice, Park Armory New York
"Through this journey through the songs of Schubert, Ilker Arcayürek brought an abundance of emotion, making for a wonderful showcase of his vocal artistry."
Opera Wire, Park Armory New York
"Tenor Ilker Arcayürek überzeugt in der Rolle des Rodolfo durch sensibles Spiel, edle Bühnenerscheinung und sichere Stimmkultur."
BR-Klassik - La Boheme - Staatstheater Nürnberg
“In a class on his own: Ilker Arcayürek has the kind of airy, easily ringing tenor that puts across words beautifully, with power in reserve yet a hint of vulnerability too.”
★★★★★ The Guardian - Der Einsame CD Review
"Turkish-born Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek displayed an affinity with the French technique of leggiero singing, with a superb performance of Nadir’s hauntingly beautiful aria «Je crois entendre encore»."
Opera Warhorses, Santa Fe Opera