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Born in 1992, Turkish violinist Alican Süner is one of the most promising young classical violinists. In 2015 he won the top prizes at Max Rostal Competition in Berlin and Concorso Postacchini in Fermo, Italy. He also received the audience prize and a special award at Rostal Competition, where his Tchaikovsky concerto has been broadcasted by the German Culture Radio. Süner was also awarded the Medaille of the Italian Presidency at the Concorso Postacchini. Winner of iPalpiti Special Prize at the Enescu Competition 2018 in Bucharest and among other awards in his country, the young violinist already performed as a soloist at important European concert venues; incl. Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Verona Philharmonic, as well as at int’l festivals such as Istanbul Festival, Kissinger Sommer and MúsicaMallorca. He performed with orchestras incl. Konzerthausorchester, Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Filarmonica Marchigiana and I Virtuosi Italiani and worked with conductors such as Ryusuke Numajiri, Evan Christ und Romolo Gessi. As a chamber musician, Süner performed with Nora Chastain, Kolja Blacher, Adrian Oetiker, and Troels Svane among others. In 2018 he took masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal.

Süner received his first violin lessons in Mersin from Lily Tchumburidze. He played with the most prominent Turkish orchestras, with conductors such as Rengim Gökmen, İbrahim Yazıcı, Naci Özgüç, Cem Mansur to name a few. After his graduation from the Mersin Conservatory, Süner studied under Prof. Thomas Christian in Detmold from 2009-2011. Currently he is pursuing his master solist degree with Prof. Nora Chastain at the Berlin University of the Arts. From 2017-2019 he was a scholar of the “Young Musicians on World Stages” project, mentored by Güher & Süher Pekinel. He performed on violins made by Amati, Gagliano, Gabrielli and Vuillaume, among others. Currently, German Music Foundation provides Süner a 1700 C. G. Testore violin from the possession of the Federal Republic of Germany.

From 2016-2018 Alican Süner was a member of the Karajan-Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, where he took lessons with the 1. concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley. He has been appointed 1. concertmaster at the Komische Oper in Berlin in the 2019/20 season.

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Last update: 02.07.19