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Dorukhan Doruk

Prizewinner of international competitions, among them the 10th 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 his cello lessons in 2000, with Dilbag Tokay in his hometown, and continued with Claus Kanngiesser at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and with Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

He made his debut as a soloist when he was 13. Since then, he has performed with various orchestras, including Warsaw Philharmonic, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Budapest Strings, Slovak Sinfonietta, and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Doruk has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in prestigious festivals, such as Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and Istanbul Music Festival.

He has been awarded at various national and international competitions, including the 2ndPrize and two special awards at the 10th Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition, 1stPrize and five special awards at the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition, 1stPrize at Liezen Cello Competition. In several masterclasses and workshops, he had to opportunity to work with cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, David Geringas, Steven Isserlis, and Gary Hoffman.

Doruk plays on a cello by Ravatin, on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben; since 2016, he has been playing in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.