Recital: Ayşen Ulucan – violin

Tuesday 14th May, 2024, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Ayşen Ulucan – violin

George Enescu

Airs dans le genre Roumain

Béla Bartók

Duos for 2 violins
Pillow Dance
Teasing Song
Limping Dance
Ruthenian Kolomeika

with Antonio Balkan Da Silva

Sonata for Solo Violin
i. Tempo di ciaccona
ii. Fuga
iii. Melodia
iv. Presto

The Artist

Ayşen Ulucan is a versatile musician enjoying a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, teacher and orchestral musician. Based in Hastings, she regularly performs in and outside the UK with various chamber music partners and orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Having completed her studies in Freiburg, Germany in the classes of Professor Rainer Kussmaul and Professor Muriel Cantorreggi, she has played as a soloist with Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Baden Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica de Minas Gerais, as well as with the Istanbul, Izmir, Adana, Antalya and Eskisehir State Symphony Orchestras; and receiving invaluable coaching from Maxim Vengerov, Jorg Widmann, Rosa Fain, Zakhar Bron, Duncan Riddell, Svetlana Makarova, Ayla Erduran, Cihat Askin, Rosa Fain and Lukas David.

Among her chamber music partners are Maxim Vengerov, Richard Harwood, Chian Lim, Francis Rayner, Ellen Jewett and Ozcan & Birsen Ulucan with whom she also has recorded a CD ‘Bir Agac Gibi’.

Ayşen was born in 1985 in Bulgaria to a Turkish family of a paediatrician mother, a surgeon father and two older siblings playing the violin and the piano. She had her first violin lessons at the age of four with her brother Ozcan. Upon emigrating to Istanbul, Turkey in 1989 she was accepted into the Istanbul University State Conservatory as a junior student where she studied with Veniamin Warshawsky and Genoveva Burova.

Antonio Balkan Ulucan Da Silva was born in London in 2013 to a family of musicians. He started playing the violin at the age of four and the piano at the age of seven. He has taken part in several concerts with his violin, on the piano and as a boy soprano soloist. Currently transitioning to secondary school, he enjoys cooking, reading, building flatpack furniture and mending things.

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