Emre Engin was born in Turkey in 1991. He started playing the violin at Uludag University State Conservatory under Ozgur Ozkok in 2001, and has subsequently studied with a number of other outstanding violinists including Shlomo Mintz, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Vadim Gluzman, Ani Schnarch and Jan Repko. Emre has participated in masterclasses in several different countries, including masterclasses by Keshet Eilon and New Virtuosi. He is currently studying with Itzhak Rashkovsy at the Royal College of Music in London.
His first public recital was in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Istanbul as part of a project by the famous Turkish violinist Cihat Askin called "Cihat Askin and Little Friends". In 2004, at the age of 13, Emre performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Cihat Askin in a series of concerts in a number of different cities in Turkey. In the same year he performed the Bach Violin Concerto in A minor with the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in the Aspendos Antique Theatre.
In 2007, he was soloist in a performance of the Sarasate Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra, with the Bursa Regional State Symphony Orchestra. His performance was highly acclaimed in the press. In 2009 he gave a recital at the Tunisia Young Virtuosos Festival. Again, his performance was highly praised, and led to an invitation to give another concert in Tunisia.
In 2010, he gave the world premier of "The dream of Gilgamesh", with the Askin Ensemble conducted by Cihat Askin. This work is dedicated to Emre by the composer, Mesruh Savas who is one of the most brilliant of contemporary Turkish composers. Also, this year, he played with Samsun State Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra in a charity concert organized by "Contemporary Education Foundation" in Hagia Irini Concert Hall in Istanbul.
He gave a recital with outstanding British pianist Alison Rhind, organized by Talent-Unlimited Charity Foundation, in London Steinway Hall in 2011.
In June 2011 for the end of year exams Emre got a Distinction with Outstanding grade for his Final Recital performances at the RCM last year.
We very much hope to see you at the third and/or fourth concerts of the TRULY BEETHOVEN series. The concerts are taking place on 21st NOVEMBER and 5th DECEMBER at The Forge Venue, 7.30pm, and include fascinating programmes.
The international line-up of artists promises masterful music making and we are very proud to be presenting this unique concert series in association with British Youth Opera. Furthermore, it is the first time that this programme is being presented on the concert platform!
For full details visit the TRULY BEETHOVEN SERIES tab and CONCERT PROGRAMMES sub-tab at Akouson Classical or the event listings on the opening page.