The young artist to perform in Suchi
19 February 2018 Share

The young artist to perform in Suchi

 Canberk Duman, a senior at Yaşar University’s Department of Music, qualified for taking part in the 11th Winter International Arts Festival (WIAFS), which is going to be held in Sochi, Russia.

The achieved student Duman will get the chance to practice one-on-one with famous artists while also introducing his own music in the international arena during the festival whose artistic director is the Russian state-award-winning famous violist Yuri Bashmet.

Expressing that he was admitted to the annual WIAFS with the string quartet that he composed to apply for the festival, which is organized to support and train talented musicians from all corners of the world, Canberk Duman from İzmir added, “In 2014, I was admitted to Yaşar University’s Department of Music as a full-scholarship student. During my college years, I have taken part in three different Erasmus + projects including two projects abroad. Thanks to the relentless efforts of our composition department, I have had the chance to actively practice with many international and national composers and instrumentalists.  All of these experiences that I have had during my 4-year college education gained me the opportunity to take part in such an important international festival.”


Duman chose music -thanks to his family’s great support- while everyone was actually expecting him to study medicine or engineering. To give information about what he is to do during the festival, Duman said, “I applied for the festival thanks to the great encouragement that Asst. Prof. Füsun Köksal İncirlioğlu, scholar at Yaşar University’s Department of Music, gave to me. At that very first moment when I received an e-mail stating my admission to the festival, I felt a tremendous sense of exultation. The selection process of the festival takes long, and participants are selected through competition. As part of the festival, participants are also given the chance to practice one-on-one with world famous figures while also introducing their own music to the world. I believe that it will be a great experience for me. As for what I aim for my future, I want to continue my education abroad for some time.”