Ozan Evrim Tunca


Ozan Tunca, cellist, received degrees from Hacettepe University State Conservatory, Louisiana State University and Florida State University. He is an Associate Professor of cello and chamber music in Anadolu University State Conservatory. During his study, Tunca's cello professors were Doğan Cangal, Dennis Parker and Lubomir Georgiev. He was a teaching assistant at Florida State University as well as an instructor in the Florida State University String Orchestra Camp. Winning several concerto competitions Ozan Tunca performed works of Vivaldi and Dvorak with Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. His string quartet "Alla Turca" was the recipient of the Eppes Foundation scholarship, which gave the ensemble performing and teaching opportunities at Florida State University and within the Tallahassee community. The quartet won the Grand Prize in the NUMUS 2002 Chamber Music Competition in Canada. Tunca served in the Baton Rouge Symphony, Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Borusan Philharmonic and Louisiana Sinfonietta. As a soloist Tunca performed concertos by Vivaldi, Haydn, Dvorak, St Saens, R. Strauss, Elgar, and Schumann with Antalya, Bursa, Eskişehir and Bilkent Symphonic orchestras. He plays with Hezarfen Ensemble, based in İstanbul specializing on modern music, regularly. He is also teaching and performing every summer in a chamber music festival called Klasik Keyifler in Kapadokya Region in Turkey. İn most of the recitals he gives speeches about the pieces and the concept of the concert questioning the traditional attire and attitude of a concert hall. Brings new approach to concert hall routines from clapping to clothing and repertoire. His book "How to Listen to Classical Music in 60 Minutes" brought him many new followers of his approach to concerts. The book and following public lectures reached many people and convinced them to begin listening to classical music. After extensive academic work he developed a İOS Application in English and Chinese with Creaworks İnteractive to test aural skills of individuals. He continues to teach cello, make people aware of their musical talent, and recruit more audiences for classical music in Turkey as well as performing extensively.

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NameTunca, Ozan Evrim
Date of Birth1973-03-30
Born inTurkey, Asia
Main languageTurkish