Performing at Carnegie Hall in New York is often every musician's dream and for Dr. Selim Giray, that dream comes true this January.
"It's always a delight to get to perform in such an important hall," Selim Giray says. "I don't think consciously I was thinking about it, but when the opportunity was there, it was truly amazing."
An opportunity that most music artists hope to achieve in their life time.
Performing at Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious venues in the world.
Pittsburg State Professor Giray will be playing the violin as a part of a chamber music series.
"I believe you have to have a program that is interesting and well fitting on their chamber music series." Giray says.
Selim says the Carnegie Hall selection committee heard his cd called "Turkish Music for Violin and Piano." and the rest was history.
He'll be bringing his some of his turkish heritage to the stage in January.
"We'll have turkish and folk influences and it will have been written mostly by turkish composers."
Selim's international students say they are thrilled to have a professor who is receiving such a high honor.
"I really though oh my god, Carnegie Hall that's such a prestigious place you perform," music student Ernesto Estigarribia says.But for this violin player, he says not even the chance of a life time wil get in the way of his first priority; his students.