February 21, 2018
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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First prize winner in the 47th International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga”, Eren Süalp was born in 1987 in Ankara. He began playing classical guitar in 1996. Dating from 1998, he participated in the master classes offered by the world famous virtuosos such as Alirio Diaz, Alvaro Pierri, Jorge Cardoso, Tillman Hoppstock, Jozef Zsapka, Carlo Marchione and many more in various guitar festivals.

In July 1999 he won the first prize at the International Guitar Competition in Orleans, France and won the third prize in October 2000 at III. Antonio Lauro Classical Guitar Competition in Ankara.

In June 2002, at Amasya Guitar Festival he earned a scholarship to attend to the International Guitar Competition in Orleans, France, where he was awarded the first prize in July 2002.

In November 2011 he won the second prize at the Andres Segovia International Guitar Competition in Linares, Spain.

In June 2014 he was awarded second prize at the Hubert Kappel Guitar Competition in Koblenz, Germany.

In September 2014 he won the first prize in 47. Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy and became the first Turkish guitar player to achieve any award in this competition.

In 2005, he graduated from both the Part-time Guitar Department of Hacettepe University State Conservatory and Özel Büyük High School.

His repertoire includes Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo, Guitar Concerto by Villa-Lobos, Concerto No.1 by Giuliani, and Concierto Elegiaco by Brouwer, among many others.

As an international concert guitarist, Eren Süalp has been playing concerts all around the world. He studied at the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Guitar Art Department Bachelor, receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in 2009 and Master of Music degree in 2014.