Concert: Alla Turca

February 19, 2020
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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February 20, 2020
10:00 am
WPAC Concert Hall
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February 23, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WPAC Recital Hall
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Sinan Erşahin was born in 1973. He studied guitar with Ahmet Kanneci at the Department of Guitar in the Ankara State Conservatory of Hacettepe University.

He studied in master classes with many important contemporary guitarists and composers such as Jorge Cardoso, Juan Falu, Ricardo Moyano, Miguel Angel Cherubito (Argentina), Carlo Domeniconi (Italy), Francisco Ortiz (France), Victor Monge “Serranito”, Marco Socias (Spain) and Hiroki Terashima (Japan) in 1994-1999 when he continued studying at the Faculty of Dentistry of Ege University from where he graduated in 1999.

Erşahin was accepted to a performance program at Prague Music Academy (HAMU) with a fellowship and studied contemporary guitar repertoire with Milan Zalenka. He arranged some traditional Anatolian melodies for guitar and performed many concerts in Turkey and abroad. After completing his studies in Prague successfully, Erşahin studied with Soner Egesel in Master of Music program at Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, State Conservatory. He completed his doctoral degree, proficiency in arts, at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, State Conservatory.

Erşahin has given many concerts as a soloist and chamber musician at important concert halls and festivals internationally. He has also performed as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Antalya State Symphony Orchestra, Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Municipality Symphony Orchestra and CRR Symphonic Orchestra.

Erşahin currently teaches as an Associate Professor at the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. He is the art director of CRR Istanbul Guitar Festival.

Sinan Erşahin’s participation is co-sponsored by the Turkish Airlines and Turkish Consulate General in Miami.