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Elfida Su Turan - Violin

Biography

Born in Istanbul in 2002, Elfida Su Turan started studying the violin at Istanbul University State Conservatory with Veniamin Varsavsky. Elfida, has been performing as a soloist with orchestra since the age of 10 with orchestras such as; the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, İzmir State Symphony Orchestra, Başkent University Orchestra, Başkent Academy Orchestra, Aşkın Ensamble, and the Bakırköy Municipality Orchestra. Elfida has had the ultimate pleasure of giving multiple concerts at the Akbank Art, Istanbul Culture University, Istanbul Philharmonic Society, Uludag University Auditorium, Sarajevo Music Academy Auditorium, Hikmet Şimşek Culture Center, İş Sanat, Milli Reasuans, Presidential Symphony Orchestra, France Bastille Opera Hall, Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Auditorium of the Fitzwilliam College in Camrbidge, Gestaad Festival, Conservatoir Royal de Bruxelles, Audotorio de Zaragosa, Juan March Foundation Madrid and Jeju Festival. Having been invited to master classes both in Turkey and abroad, Elfida has had the opportunity to learn under Itzhak Raskovsky, Rodney Friend, Davide Alogna and Ani Schnarch, Akiko Ono, Cihat Aşkın, Bomsori Kim, Michelle Kim, Lutsia İbragimova.

She entered her first national violin competition when she was 10 years old and was awarded the 2nd prize as well as best interpreter of the mandatory piece the competition demanded which gave me the opportunity to play with an orchestra yet again. I was also announced prizewinner in; International Violin Competition organized by Serbian Music pedagogues in March 2013 won first place. Won first place in the 7th Agimus Firenze Premio Crescendo in June of 2015, first place in the 13th Individualis Competition held in Kiev, Ukraine in August of 2015, and won first place in the GrandPrize Virtuoso Competition held in France in November of 2015 and I won third place in the 2nd İlona Feher İnternational violin competition June 2018 in Budapest. And this year March, I was announced a finalist in the 13th Grumiaux Violin Competition. Sadly, the final round did not take place due to the worldwide pandemic.

In 2014 she was also awarded the Joseph Guarini 1883 violin by the Çağdaş Eğitim Foundation.

In February of 2016 she was invited to audition in the world renowned music school, which is considered to be one for the top 3 schools in the world for pre University, The Yehudi Menuhin School. She got accepted with full scholarship.

In November 2019, she auditioned for Royal Academy of Music and got accepted and was also awarded the Entrance Scholarship which covers the entire tuition fee for the full course.

She feels incredibly lucky to have Talent Unlimited support her as a musician.

submission May 2020