Utku Asuroglu (1986), winner of the Outstanding Artist Award of the Austrian Federal Ministry 2016, the Musikförderungspreis der Stadt Graz 2014 and laureate of the Gaudeamus Prize 2015, the Goethe Award, the Expo Milano International Composition Contest and has been selected for the Goethe Instititute’s 2016 Asian Showcase in South Korea.
Asuroglu’s works have been performed at such acclaimed festivals as Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Donaueschingen Musiktage Next Generation, Schleswig Holstein, Manifeste Ircam (Paris), Gaudeamus Muziekweek, MATA Festival (New York), Royaumont, ISCM World Music Days, International Tongyeong Music Festival (South Korea), Essen Europen Capital Culture and the Red Ear festival. Ensembles who have performed his works include the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble LINEA, Talea Ensemble, Asko|Schönberg, Insomnia, Slagwerk Den Haag, Divertimento Ensemble, Faust Quartett, Signum Quartett, Ensemble Interface and TIMF Ensemble.
Utku began his musical studies in Istanbul at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSFAU) State Conservatory and holds degrees from the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music and the Kunstuniversitat Graz (graduated with the highest distinction). His primary teachers include Clemens Gadenstätter, Gérard Pesson, Georg Friedrich Haas, Luc Brewaeys and Klaas de Vries. He is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and at the Kunstuniversität Graz with Clemens Gadenstätter.
His works are published by Edition Gravis /Berlin.
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