Erkan Aki

Erkan Aki is a singer based in Switzerland who has emerged as one of the most interesting genre-defying modern recording artists. In 2000 Lawton conducted an open air concert at Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt in which Erkan sang most of the titles from his debut cd "Here's to the heroes", as well as an series of operatic titles, some together with soprano Monserrat Marti. The "crossover" numbers featured orchestral arrangements which were quite remarkable in their creative re-imagining of titles such as Solveig's Song (from Grieg's Peer Gynt music) and the title song from Titanic.

Last year he released a new album entitled "Zeit der grossen Gefühle" for which I recorded several songs with the Filmorchester.