Dorukhan Doruk

Artist photo of Dorukhan Doruk - Cello

Dorukhan Doruk has been awarded in numerous international competitions, including the 2nd prize of the 10th Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition and 1st prizes of the Antonio Janigro Cello Competition and the Liezen Cello Competition. As a soloist, he played in major concert halls such as Vienna Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Stadtcasino Basel, Victoria Hall Geneva and Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, and was invited to renowned festivals such as Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Istanbul Music Festival.

In the course of his career as a soloist, Dorukhan Doruk played with many orchestras in Europe and Asia, such as Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Württembergisches Kammerorchester and Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as all state and private symphony orchestras in Turkey. Together with the composer on piano, he performed Fazıl Says cello sonata Four Cities in Turkey, Switzerland and Austria.

Born in Istanbul in 1991, Doruk started taking cello lessons with Dilbağ Tokay in his hometown and then continued his training with Claus Kanngiesser at HfMT Köln and with Truls Mørk in Oslo. For his Konzertexamen, he moved to Berlin and studied with Jens Peter Maintz at UdK. He also took masterclasses with renown cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Hoffman, David Geringas and Steven Isserlis.

Dorukhan Doruk received support from Orpheum Foundation, Dr. Carl-Dörken Stiftung and Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben which generously provided him the opportunity to play a cello made by Paolo Antonio Testore. Between 2010–2017 he was a scholar of Güher and Süher Pekinel – Young Musicians on World Stages Project sponsored by Tüpraş, which enabled him to perform on a Lupot Cello for this period.

Together with pianist Can Çakmur and violinist Veriko Tchumburidze Doruk is a member of Trio Vecando. Since March 2023, he is the new 1st solo cellist at Tonhalle Düsseldorf.

Picture: Ira Weirauch

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CD album cover 'Elusive Lights' (GEN 23840) with Dorukhan Doruk

Elusive Lights

Works for Cello solo von Giovanni Sollima, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Fazil Say, Gaspar Cassadó und Ernest Bloch

Dorukhan Doruk Cello

GEN 23840  –  2.6.2023