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Ozgur Aydin

  • Pianist

Biography

Ozgur Aydin has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in Germany and Turkey, as well as with the BBC Concert Orchestra London, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Canada's Calgary Philharmonic. Frequently invited to summer music festivals, he has appeared at the Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Rheingau Music Festivals in Germany and at the International Istanbul Music Festival in Turkey.

In addition, Mr. Aydin regularly performs chamber music concerts and recitals, in such prestigious concert venues as the Auditorium du Louvre, Herkulessaal and Gasteig in Munich, Hamburg's Musikhalle, Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, L'Auditori in Barcelona, Tokyo's Suntory Hall and Opera City Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y in New York, Cleveland's Severance Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He is a founding member of the Aurata Quintet, and enjoys recurrent collaborations with violinist Midori, violist Naoko Shimizu, and members of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Mr. Aydin has made solo piano recordings of music by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Schumann for the European labels Videal and Yapi Kredi, as well as a live recording produced by the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Two CDs of viola/piano duets with Naoko Shimizu have been released by Genuin Music Production in Detmold.

Born in Colorado to Turkish parents, Ozgur Aydin began his music studies at the Ankara Conservatory in Turkey. He subsequently studied with Peter Katin at the Royal College of Music in London and with Karl-Heinz Kammerling at the Hanover Music Academy. He has also received valuable instruction from artists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, György Kurtág, Tatiana Nikolaeva, Andras Schiff and Anatol Ugorski at master classes and festivals.