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Ozgur Kaya - Cello


As a devout chamber musician and soloist, Ozgur Kaya plays a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello kindly loaned to him through the Beare’s International Violin Society by a generous sponsor. Born in Ankara, Ozgur joined the Bilkent University Music Faculty in 2017, where along with his cello education he also studied composition with Ulkemin Akbas and participated in classes of renown composers such as Bruno Mantovani and Mark Andre. Followed by continuing his cello studies at The Yehudi Menuhin School.

He has had the chance to collaborate with musicians such as Colin Carr, Robert Levin and the Endellion & the Fitzwilliam Quartets.

He has performed alongside artists such as John Williams, Charles Owen, Ashley Wass and Viktor Tretiakov.

He has been studying cello at the Royal College of Music in London, with Alexander Chaushian since 2021, as the Amaryllis Fleming Scholar and viola da gamba with Reiko Ichise as the "Parnassus Scholar", ISH Award holder, also supported by the Talent Unlimited Foundation.

updated January 2023