The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has announced that Pelin Opcin, director of the Istanbul Jazz Festival, will take up the position of director of programming at Serious, the producer of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Opcin will take up her role as of February 1, having directed the Istanbul Jazz Festival since 2005. She will continue to serve as director of the Istanbul Jazz Festival simultaneously with her new role, until the end of the 25th edition of the Istanbul festival, taking place this year.

The 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival programme, prepared under the direction of Opcin and assistant director Harun Izer, will be announced soon.