Poyraz Baltacigil

Cello Soloist

Poyraz Baltacigil

Larsen Cello Magnacore Arioso

Magnacore® Arioso

The Arioso G and C have now been joined by the Arioso A and D to complete the Magnacore Arioso set. Experience a new freedom of expression without a compromise in power. Well suited to both older Italian as well as modern instruments.

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About Poyraz

Poyraz Baltacigil was born in 1994, in Istanbul. He started playing violin at the age of 5 and decided to play the cello when he was 6. He entered the cello class of Hakkı Öztürk at The Istanbul University State Conservatory as part-time student.

In 2005, Poyraz started the Conservatory of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University as a full-time student at Dilbağ Tokay’s class and graduated in 2015. In the same year he was selected as a master student to the class of Jean-Guihen Queyras.

Poyraz Baltacigil Cello Arioso

He has played important works of cello repertoire (Dvorak, Schumann, Shostakovich, Haydn, Elgar, Bach, Monn’s concertos) with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Cemal Reşit Rey Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Eskişehir State Symphony Orchestra, Academic Capital Orchestra, Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Karsiyaka Chamber Orchestra, Anadolu University Orchestra, and Istanbul Philharmonia. He worked with conductors including Rengim Gökmen, Sascha Goetzel, Antonio Pirolli, Naci Özgüç, Massimiliano Caldi, Koji Kawamoto, Hakan Şensoy, Ertuğ Korkmaz, Yalçın Adıgüzel, Erdem Çöloğlu, Murat Sümer and Nikos Haliassas.

In 2011, he received 3rd Prize in “International Competition Young Virtuosos” in Bulgaria, in 2014, he earned 1st Prize at “Benyamin Sönmez National Cello Competition” with Natalia Gutman’s jury leading. He has also been selected as “The Best Young Musician of the Year 2016” by Andante Classical Music Magazine.

During his studies, he has played to many world-known cellists as; Yo-Yo Ma, Alexander Rudin, Natalia Gutman, Steven Isserlis, Martin Ostertag, Johannes Moser, Maria Kliegel, Wolfgang Boettcher, Tomasz Strahl, Christoph Henkel, Tristan Cornut, Reşit Erzin, Gustav Rivinius, Martti Rousi and Knut Weber. He took a part as an active-student at Rutesheim Cello Academy in 2014 at Wen-Sinn Yang’s class.

He gave a recital at “Shining Stars of İş Sanat” series in 2015. After that, he has been invited to Iş Sanat Festival’s Opening Concert with Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sascha Goetzel. He played Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Hande Küden and Ferhat Can Büyük.

Currently, Baltacigil works as Associate Principal Cellist at Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Also he teaches at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. He is an active solo musician and performer with the Trio Likya.

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