Ümit İşgörür went to school at Michigan State University School of Music as a visiting scholar and studied cello with Prof. Owen Carman. After receiving his Master of Music degree at MSU, he began the Doctorate of Musical Arts program in Orchestral Conducting with Leon Gregorian at the same school, later received artist diploma at Dokuz Eylül University.

During his stay in the United States, Mr. İşgörür performed as the principal cellist of both the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra. He studied chamber music with Dr. Walter Verdehr, Robert Dan and Joel Krosnick from the Julliard String Quartet and took some privat lessons from Harvey Shapiro, a renowned professor of cello who taught at the Julliard School of Music for over 30 years.

In 2009 he was given a Stradivari (1717) ”ex Heifetz” for severals concerts for RAI and during different exhibitions for the Italian Government.

Winner of severals National and International Competition, in 2012 he was the first vio- linist at the Varallo Valsesia Competion for solist, to received a honour mention with Mozart Concerto K216 for violin and orchestra. Davide won many orchestral auditions as Santa Cecilia in Rome, Comunale in Bolo- gna, ORT in Florence and he has been concertmaster at Orchestra laVerdi of Milan in 2011/2012 season.

His solist career began with the “Prix d’Interpretation Musicale 2009” de la Citè univer- sitaire de Paris and in 2010 he has been awarded from the city of Milan with the “Excel- lence Price in Music 2010”. Davide has been playing as solist in some of the most important music hall in Italy and abroad as Berliner Philarmonie, Smetana Hall of Praga, Salle Cortot in Paris, Parco della Musica di Roma, Auditorium de LaVerdi of Milano, Gasteig and Kunstlerhalle in Munich, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

In 1988, Mr. İşgörür proved his success abroad by winning BACH Young Artists Competition. Since then, he has given numerous concerts recitals master classes in Germany, France, Italy, Equador, Cuba, USA, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

During his 6 year tenure as Assistant Dean of the Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory, Mr. İşgörür founded the Dokuz Eylül University Symphony Orchestra and served for many years as its coordinator and Artistic Director. Ümit İşgörür bears the distinction of being the first tenured full professor of cello in Turkey. He is currently the Director of both Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory, Artistic Director of DESO and he continues to teach and perform at Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory also lecturing at İzmir University of Economics.

 

 

Ümit İşgörür went to school at Michigan State University School of Music as a visiting scholar and studied cello with Prof. Owen Carman. After receiving his Master of Music degree at MSU, he began the Doctorate of Musical Arts program in Orchestral Conducting with Leon Gregorian at the same school, later received artist diploma at Dokuz Eylül University.

During his stay in the United States, Mr. İşgörür performed as the principal cellist of both the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra. He studied chamber music with Dr. Walter Verdehr, Robert Dan and Joel Krosnick from the Julliard String Quartet and took some privat lessons from Harvey Shapiro, a renowned professor of cello who taught at the Julliard School of Music for over 30 years.

In 2009 he was given a Stradivari (1717) ”ex Heifetz” for severals concerts for RAI and during different exhibitions for the Italian Government.

Winner of severals National and International Competition, in 2012 he was the first vio- linist at the Varallo Valsesia Competion for solist, to received a honour mention with Mozart Concerto K216 for violin and orchestra. Davide won many orchestral auditions as Santa Cecilia in Rome, Comunale in Bolo- gna, ORT in Florence and he has been concertmaster at Orchestra laVerdi of Milan in 2011/2012 season.

His solist career began with the “Prix d’Interpretation Musicale 2009” de la Citè univer- sitaire de Paris and in 2010 he has been awarded from the city of Milan with the “Excel- lence Price in Music 2010”. Davide has been playing as solist in some of the most important music hall in Italy and abroad as Berliner Philarmonie, Smetana Hall of Praga, Salle Cortot in Paris, Parco della Musica di Roma, Auditorium de LaVerdi of Milano, Gasteig and Kunstlerhalle in Munich, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

In 1988, Mr. İşgörür proved his success abroad by winning BACH Young Artists Competition. Since then, he has given numerous concerts recitals master classes in Germany, France, Italy, Equador, Cuba, USA, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

During his 6 year tenure as Assistant Dean of the Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory, Mr. İşgörür founded the Dokuz Eylül University Symphony Orchestra and served for many years as its coordinator and Artistic Director. Ümit İşgörür bears the distinction of being the first tenured full professor of cello in Turkey. He is currently the Director of both Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory, Artistic Director of DESO and he continues to teach and perform at Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory also lecturing at İzmir University of Economics.

 

 

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