Botan ÖZSAN
Cellist

Essen, GERMANY

Biography

Botan Özsan was born in Istanbul in 1991. He started music at the age of five. He began his part-time cello studies in 2000 with Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilbağ Tokay at the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSFAU), Istanbul. He continued his studies as a full-time cello student there with Dilbağ Tokay between 2002 and 2008. He also carried out his composition studies between 2006 and 2008 with Prof. Dr. Özkan Manav. He graduated from the high school of this conservatory in June 2008. He has been continuing his undergraduate studies with Prof. Dr. Alexander Hülshoff at Folkwang University of Arts, Essen, since 2008.

He played as a soloist in concerts with the Junior Symphony Orchestra of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory conducted by Erdem Çöloğlu, Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hakan Şensoy, and the Symphony Orchestra of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory conducted by Erdem Çöloğlu.

He has also given recitals at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Folkwang University of Arts in Germany and at several concerts.

Botan Özsan has received the following awards: 2nd place in the International Young Virtuosos Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria in 2004, 3rd place in the Music of Austria and Germany International Competition, Burgas, Bulgaria, in 2007, and 2nd place in the 17th International Young Musician Competition, Italy, in 2007.

He has attended master classes with two famous cellists, the first being with German cellist Peter Bruns at the International Ayvalik Music Academy, Turkey, between 2004 and 2007, and most recently with Stephan Forck at the Oberstdorf-Germany International Oberstdorfer Musiksommer in 2010. Özsan has also attended a number of workshops, the first of which being a workshop organized by Borusan Culture and Art Center in 2005, at which he trained under the guidance of Wolfgang Boetcher. This was followed by workshops with Laszlo Mezo in Porec, Croatia, and with Daniel Müller-Schott at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, in 2006. The following year Özsan once again participated in two workshops, conducted by Joel Krosnick and Amit Peled respectively, and both held at the MSFAU State Conservatory. In 2008, he attended another workshop, again at the MSFAU State Conservatory, this time under the guidance of Antonio Meneses.

Özsan has been a member of a number of orchestras conducted by famous conductors. In 2005, he was a member of the Junior Orchestra of the MSFAU State Conservatory, conducted by Gürer Aykal and Erdem Çöloğlu, and of the International Children's Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cem Mansur. In 2006, he became the principal cellist in the Doğuş Youth Orchestra, conducted by Rengim Gökmen. In 2007, Özsan became a member of the Turkish National Youth Orchestra conducted by Cem Mansur. In 2009, he joined the Folkwang University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sascha Goetzel and Thomas Fey. In 2011, he played in Berlin as a member of the Young Euro Classic Festival Orchestra Turkey-Germany, conducted by Cem Mansur. Özsan took part in the concerts given in St. Petersburg by Folkwang University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hadrian Avila.

Botan Özsan has been attending chamber music classes offered by Andreas Reiner, the principal violinist of Rosamunde Quartett, since 2009, and has played in concerts given by this chamber music group. Özsan also played in the three concerts performed by "Kammerton," a piano quartet group, of which he has been a member.

In 2012, Özsan has won an instrumental award of Albert-Eckstein Foundation, which has provided him a cello to perform on throughout his studies.

Özsan continues his studies at Folkwang University of Arts, in Essen.

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