Ms. Toparlak is deeply talented, but also superbly disciplined and hard working. She also is the most wonderful colleague in every way; reliable, dependable, amiable and admired by all who work with her. She is a wonderful human being and is poised to be on the brink of a wonderful career and life’s work.
Gary Thor Wedow
Conductor and Juilliard School, NYC
In my many years of working with many different musicians all over the world I rarely met professionals with such high level of musicianship, dedication towards the project and complete professionalism in all situations like Beste Toparlak. I experienced her as an outstanding instrumentalist, soloist with a strong sense for the “bigger picture”, knowing how to contribute her part to serve the music in rehearsal and concert situation best.
Composer and Conductor
Chair of Jazz Department, HFMT Hamburg
Ms. Toparlak has mastered her instrument with superlative technique and sophisticated musical understanding, seemingly effortlessly. With her multifaceted and expressive playing, she has inspired me to pursue orchestra and soloist opportunities, as well as participating in chamber music groups.
Beste Toparlak is one of the greatest young talents in the field of harp and will undoubtedly contribute heavily to classical music at the European and international level over the course of her career.
Pianist and Composer
Ms. Toparlak’s skill and performance exceeded my high expectations. Her understanding of the expressive nuances of the score was phenomenal. She also demonstrated an ability to respond to the conductor’s gestures in a rare and refined way. Her tone was always perfectly suited to the musical context — never under or overplayed.
She was a consummate professional throughout the process. More specifically, she was thoroughly prepared at rehearsals, reliable, conscientious and artistically engaged at all points in the process. She was a joy to perform with and I would gladly work with her again.
Conductor & Music Director of Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Beste has studied in my class in Hamburg for 2 years. She is a very sensitive musician with a great musicality and a solid technique.
Xavier de Maistre
Former Principal Harp of Vienna Philharmonic
Beste Toparlak was invited to perform on a Record for Hamburg’s Public Radio and Television Broadcaster, the NDR’s “Young Talents” Program as a Solo Harpist and that is such a reason for us to be proud of having her in our Academy.
President of HFMT, Hamburg – Germany
Beste’s playing combines a beautiful, round, glowing sound with an authoritative and pleasant musical presence, as could be seen and heard at the pit in our production of “Dialogues de Carmelites”.
Music Director of the Opéra National de Lorraine