Prize winner of many international competitions, among them “X. Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition”, Dorukhan Doruk has already appeared in major concert halls such as Vienna Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Victoria Hall Geneva, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall. Born in 1991 in Istanbul, Doruk began studying cello in 2000 with Dilbağ Tokay in his hometown. He continued his studies with Claus Kanngiesser at the University of Music und Dance Köln, and with Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
He won numerous awards at international competitions such as 2nd Prize and 2 special awards at the X. Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Poland, 1st prize and 5 special awards at the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Croatia, 1st prize at the Liezen Cello Competition in Austria, 3rd prize at the Bodensee Music Competition in Germany, 1st prize at the Lions European Music Competition in Belgium, 1st prize at the International Young Musicians Competition “Citta di Barletta” in Italy and 1st prize at the International German and Austrian Music Competition in Bulgaria. In 2011 he has been awarded as “Young Musician of the Year” at the Donizetti Classical Music Awards.
He made his debut as a soloist when he was 13. Since then, he performed with various orchestras such as Warsaw Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, Slovak Sinfonietta, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Strings, Junge Philharmonie Köln, Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Les Symphonistes Européens, Orchestra Baskent, Filarmonia Istanbul and Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey.
Doruk performed as a soloist in prestigous festivals such as Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Bodensee Music Festival, Eskisehir Festival and Ozawa-Matsumoto Festival. In some masterclasses and workshops he had the opportunity to work with renown cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Hoffman, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jens Peter Maintz, Torleif Thédeen, Antonio Meneses, Philippe Muller, Joel Krosnick, Wolfgang Boetcher. In 2013 he participated to the Seiji Ozawa International Academy.
He was a scholar of the DAAD for 4 years and he is also laureate of other foundations such as Villa Musica, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Dr. Carl-Dörken Stiftung, Doms Stiftung. Since 2010, he is being supported as a scholar of the project “Güher&Süher Pekinel-Young Musicians on World Stages” with financial support of Tüpras while currently studying with Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Doruk plays on a Nicolas Lupot cello from the 19th century, which was provided him by the generosity of the “Güher&Süher Pekinel – Young Musicians on World Stages Project”.