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KAMERHAN TURAN - PİANO
Kamerhan Turan was born in Ankara in 1965, where he began to play the piano at the age of seven with Prof. Ferhunde Erkin. He then continued his piano and music studies with the duo-pianists Elif and Bedii Aran. After his graduation in Pharmacy from the Hacettepe University in 1987 he entered the "Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst" in Vienna, where he studied with Prof. Noel Flores and Prof. Roland Keller. During his studies he was awarded scholarships by the Austrian Ministry of Culture and the "Alban Berg Music Foundation".
His outstanding talent and remarkable virtuosity enabled him to win prizes at international piano competitions. In 1990 and 1993 he won first prizes at the 5th European Music Competition in Moncalieri and IBLA International Piano Competition in Ragusa. He was prizewinner at the Senigallia International Piano Competition in 1992, "Ettore Pozzoli" International Piano Competition in 1995 and Finalist at the Rome International Piano Competition in 1996.
From 1999 to 2008 Kamerhan Turan has taught at the University of music and performing arts in Vienna. Since 2008 he is Associate Professor for piano at the Conservatory of Başkent University in Ankara. He has appeared with the Presidential Symphony in Ankara, with the State Symphony Orchestras of Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Çukurova, the Bilkent Symphony, "Ancyra" Chamber Orchestra, Başkent University Chamber Orchestra, the symphonic orchestra of Vienna Music Academy and Orchestra Internationale d'Italia under Hans Wallat, Helmut Zehetner, Fabio Maestri, Antonio Pirolli, Ari Rasilainen, Barry Kolman, Erol Erdinç, Emin Güven Yasliçam, Koral Çalgan, Naci Özgüç and Ertuğ Korkmaz.
He has performed in significant concert halls of Austria, Turkey, Italy, Great Britain, Belgıum, Sweden, Germany, Belarus, Northern Cyprus, South Korea, Egypt and USA including Konzerthaus, Großer Sendesaal des ORF, Bösendorfersaal (Vienna); Atatürk Cultural Center, Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall (Istanbul); PSO Concert Hall (Ankara); Teatro Marcello (Rome); Teatro Pergolesi (Jesi); Stephanssaal (Karlsruhe); Coffman Memorial Union Theater (Minneapolis).
His CD recordings were released by Pepperland Records, Brilliant Classics, Harmonia Classica and Athena Records. National radio stations of Turkey (TRT) and Austria (ORF) have broadcasted several of his solo and orchestral performances.
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