Award-winning cellist Emirhan Tunca made his orchestra debut as a soloist with the Istanbul Symphony at the age of eleven. Emirhan was born in Istanbul, Turkey into a family of musicians. He began studying the cello at the age of seven at Istanbul Conservatory where he received his Bachelors of Music.
Emirhan was accepted into the studio of Marion Feldman at New York University Steinhardt where he received both his Master’s and Artist Diploma in Cello Performance. He went onto study at Manhattan School of Music and completed a Professional Studies diploma in cello performance.
Since his debut at age eleven, Emirhan has appeared in numerous concerts and recitals in the United States and Europe, as well as national and international competitions. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in May 2012, performing Lalo’s cello concerto. After his first appearance at Carnegie Hall, he was invited back to perform Elgar’s cello concerto as a soloist with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta.
Emirhan has had the honor to work with many of the most eminent cellists of our time, including Yo-Yo Ma, Maria Kliegel, Claus Kanngiesser, Peter Bruns, Jens Peter Maintz, László Fenyö, Daniel Müller Schott, Antonio Meneses, Wolfgang Boettcher and Alexander Rudin.
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Detained in a high-security prison in Turkey for 840 days since 2017, Turkish-French businessman Kavala is freed after a surprise ruling for the acquittal of all defendants of the Gezi trial.
Charged for 'terror propaganda', facing up to 9 years in prison, exiled author Aslı Erdogan, is acquitted. Her case had started in 2016 for her involvement in the publication of Ozgur Gundem.
Researcher at the University of Manchester, BP's ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow, materials chemist Ahu Dumanlı is awarded £1 million for research funds on bio-inspired functional materials.
Student at Sehit Fatih Satir Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi, 4th grader Elanur Akinci came first place among 7,328 contestants at the Canada based ‘International Caribou Mathematics Competition’.
Playing the lead role of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in the recent Netflix series 'Rise of Empires: Ottoman', talented actor Uzumoglu received top rating, ranking 114th, right after Tom Cruise in the IMDb listings.
Residing in France on a self-imposed exile since 1999, the wife of the late protest folk singer Ahmet Kaya took legal action to stop the screening of a biopic, filmed without her family's approval.
Member of the 'Academics for Peace' movement, Turkish-French academician Tuna Altinel of Lyon-1 University is acquitted after 81 days of imprisonment and six months of trial in Turkey.
Associate professor at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Altug works on the development of powerful, next-generation health diagnostic tools using nanoparticles and light.
Former German Green Party deputy, attorney Memet Kılıç is facing an arrest warrant over insulting President Erdoğan in an interview he gave to online news website ABC in July 2017.
Turkish-American political commentator and main host/ co-founder of the 'The Young Turks' program, announced his candidacy from California's 25th district, running for U.S. Congress elections in 2020.
Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines invites all world citizens to explore the planet, with a clip that features the global journeys of three Americans who flew outside the US for the first time with Turkish Airlines.
Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
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