5. Chamber orchestra «KOPUZ».
The Kopuz Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1982 by Fetti KOPUZ and a group of music lovers of classical music. Currently, the orchestra is supported by the French Lyceum Saint Joseph High School in Istanbul.
Orchestra performances are held in universities, schools, cultural centers with the purpose of popularizing polyphonic classical music in Turkey and supporting solo musicians of all ages.
Yusuf DURSUN was born in 1989 in the city of Eregli (the province of Konya in Turkey). In 2003, he started violin lessons at Erdemir Anatolian Fine Arts High School, in 2007 he entered the music faculty of Abant Izzet Baysal University in Bolu. He performed with Quartet «CADENCE», an academic chamber orchestra and Youth orchestra Izzet-Baysal. In 2011, he entered the magistrate of Marmara University, the faculty of music education, he performed with the chamber orchestra of Marmara University, the chamber orchestra Yeni Yuzyil, Istanbul youth Symphony orchestra and Istanbul Symphony orchestra Soundtrack. Since 2015, he has been working as a violin teacher at the Aydin Dogan Fine Arts High school, since 2018, he has been performing with «Kopuz» Chamber orchestra.
Gurkan GOKSEL was born in 1978 in Mersin-Silifke in Turkey. Training on the violin he began at the age of 17 with a teacher Ozchan SEYHAN. He graduated from the music faculty of the State University of Nigde (Central part of Turkey), where he worked with professors Oktay Dalaysel and Feridun Buyukaksoy. Today Gurkan GOKSEL works as a viola teacher at the Avni Akyol Fine Arts High School in Istanbul. For many years, he has been a concertmaster of «Kopuz» Chamber orchestra, making a great contribution as a conductor and a soloist.
- Alsu GUIMADIEVA (violoncello)
Alsu Guimadieva was born in a small town called Volzhsk located in Mari El State of Russia. At the age of 6 she started taking piano lessions and at 8 – violoncello. At the age of 10 she performed with a Students Symphony orchestra of the town . In 1989, she won the 2nd place at the Regional Competition of Strings in the Performing Arts of Republic of Mari El. In 1999, Alsu Guimadieva graduated from Kazan State Conservatoire after N.G.Zhiganov – Strings Department (Violoncello) Orchestra Faculty in The republic of Tatarstan where she was a student of the world-famous Professor Hairutdinov Avzal Nasretdinovich. During this period, she performed as Bas Cellist in the Symphony Orchestra of Yoshkar-Ola Sapaev Mari state Opera and Ballet Theatre, as bas Cellist in Tatarstan State Conservatoire Students Symphony Orchestra and Tatarstan State Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, she moved to Istanbul and continued her career in various vocal and instrumental ensembles in the Yeditepe Chamber orchestra and the Filmsoundtrack Symphony orchestra. All these years she has been actively teaching in various music schools, among which Pera Fine Arts High School 2011-2017. Since 2017, she has been performing with «Kopuz» Chamber Orchestra. Members of the «KOPUZ» Chamber Orchestra Chef:
Şekip ENSARİ 1 violins:
Nuray Verim ÖZBEY
Yusuf DURSUN 2nd violins:
ÖZBEY Sibel ÇOBAN
Olcay ŞENKAL Altos:
Cahit ARALLILAR Violoncellos:
İpek Ekseriyet AÇAN
Ezgi ONAT Contrabass:
Elif Esen BİRLİK Contacts: E-mail:
email@example.com The site of the orchestra: www.kopuzodaorkestrasi.com