Cansin Kara
Cansın Kara is considered among the brightest talents of his home country of
Turkey. Born in 1995, he began his cello studies at Bilkent University’s Music
Faculty in Ankara, where he studied with Gara Aliyev. He then studied at the Yehudi
Menuhin School in the UK with Thomas Carroll and later with Wen-Sinn Yang at the
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. Heinrich Schiff, Natalia Gutman,
Wolfgang Boettcher and Peter Bruns have been his frequent mentors.
In 2013, Cansın was named the Istanbul Music Festival’s Young Artist in
Residence. The following year he was awarded the Promising Young Musician of
the Year by the Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation.
A dedicated chamber musician, Cansın has performed at prestigious concert
venues and festivals, such as the Wigmore Hall, Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Albert Long
Hall, Gasteig Munich, Residenz Munich, DR Koncerthuset, Istanbul Music Festival
and D-Marin Festival. As a soloist, he has performed some of cello repertoire’s
greatest concerti with the prominent orchestras of his country.
Cansın moved to Copenhagen in the Summer of 2018 to study in the cello class of
Morten Zeuthen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Since then, he has
performed extensively all around Denmark. Last Summer, he made his Danish
concerto debut with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester in the Alsion Hall, playing
Shostakovich’s 1st Cello Concerto.
In 2019, Cansın was offered to join the cello section of DR Symphony Orchestra.
He has been a happy member of the band ever since.
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