Özgür Ersoy July 2020
Özgür Ersoy, born in 1977 in Erzincan, studied in Izmir at the Bağlama Conservatory for Turkish Music and has lived in Berlin since 1999. He has performed in numerous projects, including the family concert Mr. Sax in Anatolia at the Bielefeld Philharmonic, which was composed for the Turkish instruments bağlama and mey. As a soloist, he has played at well-known venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Hagen Philharmonic, Bielefeld Philharmonic, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Cemal-Reşit-Rey Concert Hall, and Bellevue Palace. His more recent projects include Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (The Town Musicians of Bremen) at the Berlin Comic Opera and the film music for Berlin, I Love You. In addition to his musical work, he has also been since 2013 an author.
Özgür Ersoy was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from June to August 2018 and July 2020.