Duo BalKan

Fascinated by the beauty of the chamber music, violinist Önder Baloğlu and pianist Çağdaş Özkan founded Duo BalKan in 2014. The objective of the Duo is to combine neglected chamber music repertoire with standart duo pieces within various concepts. Duo BalKan also focuses on placing the audience in the center of performance through genuine concert programs and dynamic staging, thus pulling the classical music out of a straitjacket. Finalist of the 2016 Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music Competition, Duo BalKan went on a tour in Germany and Turkey with five concerts and several workshops in May 2016, and in February 2017 duo had their second tour in Turkey with three concerts.  

A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School, Çağdaş Özkan was described as “…the most sensitive duo pianist” by Turkey’s leading classical music magazine Andante. Thanks to his wide vocal and instrumental repertoire, Çağdaş has enjoyed performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall as a chamber musician and orchestral pianist. He also participated in Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West as a collaborative piano fellow. Having met with music by playing the accordion at an early age, Özkan is currently teaching at Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey.

While pursuing his studies focusing on his solo and chamber music career at Folkwang Hochschule Essen, violinist Önder Baloğlu won the concertmaster position at the Duisburger Philharmoniker and Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg at the age of 24. Along with Duisburg Philharmoniker, as a concertmaster Baloğlu performed in various Turkish, German and international orchestras in Turkey, China, India, Russia, Argentina, Brasil, Peru, France, Austria and USA. In addition to his  succesful solo career, Baloğlu moved his chamber music passion into a different aspect by conducting orchestras from concertmaster position. In addition to Duo BalKan, Önder is a founder of “Quart.essence” string quartet and “Les essences”.  Önder holds currently a teaching position at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany.

Concerts

Not only as a duo but also in different combinations and ensembles Önder and Cagdas meet each other. When and where they do this?

20.05.2019 20:00  Istanbul (TR) Süreyya Operası

Cocukluk izlenimleri

G.Enescu  Impressions d’enfance op.28

E.Ysaye  Rêve d'enfant op.14

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major (1820)

B.Bartok  Kinderstücke

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

Duo BalKan (Önder Baloglu&Cagdas Özkan)


04.05.2019 20:00  Gelsenkirchen (D) Kulturraum "die flora"

Childhood Impressions 

G.Enescu  Impressions d’enfance op.28

E.Ysaye  Rêve d'enfant op.14

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major (1820)

B.Bartok  Kinderstücke

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

Duo BalKan (Önder Baloglu&Cagdas Özkan)


20.03.2019 20:00  Ankara (TR) Bilkent Konser Salonu

Bilkent Müzik Günleri 

All that Jazz!

G.Gershwin-J.Heifetz  Summertime and A Woman Is a Sometime Thing from Porgy and Bess

G.Antheil  Sonata for Violin and Piano no.2

N.Kapustin  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.70

Duo BalKan (Önder Baloglu&Cagdas Özkan)


17.12.2017 12:30  Mülheim a.d.R (D)

Adventskonzert

Duo BalKan


15.12.2017 20:00  Essen (D) Katakomben-Theater

Klassisch.Unterirdisch.

Sangre y alma

J.Rodrigo  Sonata Pimpante

D.Milhaud  Le boeuf sur le toit 

M.de Falla   Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

P.Sarasate  Romanza Andaluza

I.Albeniz  Tango 

R.Schchedrin  A la Albeniz

Duo BalKan 

Bettina Sulzer, Dance


13.12.2017 20:00  Köln (D) Lichthof Lotharstraße

Köln-Istanbul Abschlusskonzert des Yunus Emre Instituts

Duo BalKan


19.11.2017 11:00  Duisburg (D) Theater Duisburg

Musikpreisverleihung der Stadt Duisburg an Fazil Say

J.J.Fux  Turcaria

F.Say  1001 Nights in Harem (arr.)

Önder Baloglu&Bianca Adamek, Violins

Anja Schröder, Violoncello

Çağdaş Özkan, Piano

Max Klaas, Percussion 


03.11.2017 20:00  Essen (D) Katakomben-Theater

Klassisch.Unterirdisch.

All that Jazz!

F.Say  1001 Nights in Harem (arr.)

G.Antheil  Sonata for violin and piano no.2

G.Gershwin-J.Heifetz  Summertime and A Woman Is a Sometime Thing from Porgy and Bess
G.Gershwin-J.Heifetz  It Ain't Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess
Duo BalKan
Max Klaas, Percussion


30.09.2017 19:00 Mülheim a.d.R (D)

G.Gershwin-J.Heifetz  Summertime and A Woman Is a Sometime Thing from Porgy and Bess
Nikolai Kapustin  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.70 
G.Gershwin-J.Heifetz  It Ain't Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess
B.Bartok Kinderstücke 

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

E.Ysaye Rêve d'enfant op.14

D.Milhaud  Le boeuf sur le toit

Duo BalKan


15.09 2017 19:30 Würzburg (D) Toscanasaal Residenz Würzburg

Nikolai Kapustin  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.70  

Duo BalKan


04.09.2017 20:00 Sinasos (TR) Eleni Kilise

Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6
U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)
Nikolai Kapustin  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.70  

Duo BalKan


28.02.2017 20:00  Ankara (TR) Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi
27.02.2017 19:00  Eskisehir (TR) Anadolu Universitesi Devlet Konservatuari Salon 2003
26.02.2017 16:00  Istanbul (TR) Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Yalisi
Cocukluk izlenimleri

G.Enescu  Impressions d’enfance op.28

E.Ysaye  Rêve d'enfant op.14

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Sonata for violin and piano in F Major (1820)

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

Duo BalKan 


10.02.2017 20:00  Adana (TR) Adana Büyüksehir Belediyesi Konser Salonu

A.Vivaldi  Le quattro stagioni

Önder Baloglu, violin

Alessandro Cedrone, conductor 

Cagdas Özkan, harpsichord

Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra


29.11.2016 20:00  Bursa (TR)  Uludag Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı Konser Salonu

28.11.2016 20:00  Eskisehir (TR)  BSM Engin Orbey Sahnesi
Duo BalKan on tour
F.I.Biber  Rosary Sanatas III-V
A.Webern  Vier Stücke für Violine und Klavier op.7 (1910)
J.Brahms  Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major op.78
Nikolai Kapustin  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.70 
Duo BalKan 


21.11.2016 18:30  Wesel (D)  ALTANA
Sangre y alma

J.Turina  La oracion del torero

E.Granados  Piano Quintet op.49

P.d.Sarasate  Navarra

E.Granados  Pequeña Romanza op.posth

C.Debussy  String Quartet op.10

Quart.essence 

Cagdas Ozkan, piano


18.11.2016 20:00  Essen (D)  Katakomben-Theater
Klassisch.Unterirdisch. 

Sangre y alma

J.Turina  La oracion del torero

E.Granados  Piano Quintet op.49

P.d.Sarasate  Navarra

E.Granados  Pequeña Romanza op.posth

C.Dabussy  String Quartet op.10

Quart.essence 

Cagdas Özkan, piano


04.09.2016 15:00  Duisburg (D)  Mercatorhalle
Tag der offenen Tür

J.Brahms  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.78 in G Major

N.Kapustin  Sonata for Violin and Piano op.70

Duo BalKan


31.05.2016 20:00  Ankara (TR)  Mozarthaus (postponed)
30.05.2016 20:00  Konya (TR)  N.E. Üniversitesi A.K. Egitim Fakultesi P.E.G. Konser Salonu
29.05.2016 14:00  Istanbul (TR)  Klasik Keyifler Müzik Dernegi, Cengelköy
27.05.2016 20:00  Bursa (TR)  Uludag Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı Konser Salonu

Cocukluk izlenimleri

G.Enescu  Impressions d’enfance op.28

E.Ysaye  Rêve d'enfant op.14

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Sonata for violin and piano in F Major (1820)

B.Bartok  Kinderstücke

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

Duo BalKan 


23.05.2016 20:00  Essen (D)  Katakomben Theater
Klassisch.Unterirdisch. 

Kinderkram

G.Enescu  Impressions d’enfance op.28

E.Ysaye  Rêve d'enfant op.14

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Sonata for violin and piano in F Major (1820)

B.Bartok  Kinderstücke

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

Duo BalKan 


23.05.2016 11:00  Duisburg-Meiderich (D)  Aula der Gesamtschule Meiderich
Kinderkram

G.Enescu  Impressions d’enfance op.28

E.Ysaye  Rêve d'enfant op.14

F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  Sonata for violin and piano in F Major (1820)

B.Bartok  Kinderstücke 

W.A.Mozart  Sonata in C Major for Piano and Violin KV 6

U.Asuroglu  Yuva ögretmeni ve kumas pantolon (The Kindergarten teacher and the trousers)

Duo BalKan 

01.08 - 13.08.2015  Cappadocia (TR)
Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival

01.08.2015 21:00 Sinasos, Eleni Kilise
KK Extravaganza 

Luciano Berio  Selections from Duetti per due violini

G.P.Telemann  Gulliver Suite

Bela Bartok  Selections from 44 Duos for two Violins

D.Shostakovich  Five Pieces for two Violins and Piano 

Bianca Adamek - Önder Baloglu (Violins)

Cagdas Özkan (Piano)

03.08.2015 18:30 Göreme, Turist Otel
KK Jam Session

Cem Önertürk (Flute)

Bianca Adamek - Önder Baloglu (Violins)

Nil Kocamangil (Violoncello)

Cagdas Özkan (Piano)

06.08.2015 21:00 Sinasos, Eleni Kilise
Impressions, Contrasts and Puppets

George Enescu  Impressions d'enfance for Violin and Piano op.28

Duo BalKan

09.08.2015 14:30 Sinasos, Eleni Kilise
KK Next Generation 

C.Franck  Piano Quintet in F Minor 

Bianca Adamek - Önder Baloglu (Violins)

Atilla Aldemir (Viola)

Nil Kocamangil (Violoncello)

Cagdas Özkan (Piano)


16.03.2015 20:00 Duisburg (D)  Liebfrauenkirche
36. Duisburger Akzente 

Heimat

George Enescu  Impressions d'enfance for Violin and Piano op.28

Astor Piazzolla  Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas for Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Fazil Say  Space Jump for Violin, Violoncello and Piano op.46

Paul Hindemith  Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano 

ensemble turquoise feat. Duisburger Phil.

Andreas Oberaigner (Clarinet), Önder Baloglu (Violin), Elif Dimli (Violoncello), Cagdas Özkan (Piano) 


15.03.2015 14:00 Essen (D)  Katakomben Theater
Klassisch.Unterirdisch. - Önder Baloglu in Residence @ Katakomben Theater  

"Die Heimat, die Sterne oder meine Jugend, was ist mir ferner?"

George Enescu  Impressions d'enfance for Violin and Piano op.28

Astor Piazzolla  Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas for Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Fazil Say  Space Jump for Violin, Violoncello and Piano op.46

Paul Hindemith  Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano 

ensemble turquoise feat. Duisburger Phil.

Andreas Oberaigner (Clarinet), Önder Baloglu (Violin), Elif Dimli (Violoncello), Cagdas Özkan (Piano) 


08.03.2015 14:00 Istanbul (TR)  Klasik Keyifler Müzik Dernegi, Cengelköy
06.03.2015 18:00 Bursa (TR)  Uludag Üniversitesi Devlet Konservatuvarı Konser Salonu

"Memleket mi, yıldızlar mı, gençligim mi daha uzak?"

George Enescu  Impressions d'enfance for Violin and Piano op.28

Astor Piazzolla  Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas for Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Fazil Say  Space Jump for Violin, Violoncello and Piano op.46

ensemble turquoise

Önder Baloglu (Violin), Elif Dimli (Violoncello), Cagdas Özkan (Piano) 

what else?

Links

Location:

Bosphorus

Contact:

Merve Özkan

duobalkan@gmail.com

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