Borusan Quartet

Award-Winning quartet: Borusan Quartet

The Borusan Quartet was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Maestro Gürer Aykal. They have since joined master-classes of Alban Berg Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, Gürer Aykal, Joshua Epstein and Maxim Vengerov. They play on invaluable instruments like a 1776 Lorenzo Storioni violin, a 1785 Ferdinando Gagliano violin, a 2008 Stefano Conia viola and a 1740 Petrus Guarneri violoncello. In addition to their regular performances at the Süreyya Opera House in Kadıköy, and ENKA İbrahim Betil Auditorium Istanbul, the Quartet enjoys a busy schedule with concerts and tours in Türkiye and abroad. They received the “Chamber Ensemble of the Year” award at the Turkish Andante magazine’s first Classical Music Awards in May 2010 and the same year, won the gold medal at the 2010 ICMEC International Chamber Music Competition the finale of which was held at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, NY. Their first CD Erkin, Aykal, Saygun featuring string quartets of the composers in the title was published in May 2013 followed by their CD with İdil Biret of Schumann’s Piano Quintet published by IBA label of Naxos in 2014, Mozart & Verdi published by Lila Music in July 2016, and last CD Company published by Onyx in September 2017. Their repertoire encompasses a wide range of works from the classical period to the modern era with particular emphasis on the works of Turkish composers.
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