Emre Engin, one of the proteges of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, was awarded “The Young Soloist of the Year” by the International Istanbul Music Festival, which was followed by many other awards such as the “Yehudi Menuhin Award” by Sudborough Foundation, the Royal College of Music, “Best Emerging Artist” by Donizetti Classical Music Awards, 1st prize at the Ankara Presidential Violin Competition, and the prestigious “Career Grant” by N. Eczacibasi Foundation. He has given solo and chamber music performances in many countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Italy, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel. The artist recently performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.5 “ Turkish” with Tekfen Philharmonic at the opening concert of 2020 International Istanbul Music Festival.
Mr. Engin completed his bachelor’s degree with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London with first class honours and his master’s degree with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music on a full scholarship, generously supported by the CEV “Harika Yetenekler” Foundation and Talent Unlimited Foundation. He is currently in the last year of his doctoral degree at Stony Brook University Music Department and holding a violin teaching assistant position at the same institute. Mr. Engin was appointed as the concertmaster of the New Manhattan Sinfonietta by the legendary conductor Gurer Aykal in 2018. He is one of the co-founders of a New York based online concert platform “Musik in the Air”.