Borusan Quartet


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Borusan Quartet

Esen Kivrak (violin)
Nilay Sancar (violin)
Efdal Altun (viola)
Çağ Erçağ (cello)

The Borusan Quartet was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Maestro Gürer Aykal. They have since joined masterclasses of Alban Berg Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, Gürer Aykal, Joshua Epstein and Maxim Vengerov. They play on invaluable intruments like a 1776 Lorenzo Storioni 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 Auditorium, Istanbul, the Quartet enjoys a busy schedule with concerts and tours in Turkey and abroad. They have participated in Schleswig-Holstein, Merano, Mozart, Napfilon, Bodensee, West Cork, Europalia, Mersin, Bodrum D-Marin, Istanbul and Ankara music festivals and in addition to many venues in Turkey, appeared at Zurich Tonhalle, Carnegie Hall (New York), Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna), String Quartet Biennale (Amsterdam), Philharmonie de Paris (Paris), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Le Corum (Montpellier), Schloss Elmau (Germany), L’arsenal (Metz), G. Verdi Hall (Milan) and Musikverein (Vienna).

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