Fazli Orhun ORHON, conductor
As a forthcoming and often sought conductor of his generation, Orhon has been student of well known maestro Gurer Aykal and has been credited for his diverse repetoire ranging from modern chamber music to large orchestral music along with his interest for new works. He is also acclaimed for the first recordings and world premiers of many Turkish Composers’ Works. Orhon participated as assistant conductor in international youth projects like the World Youth Orchestra and both assistant and principal conductor in Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra(GTYO) and National Youth Orchestra of Turkey(UGSO). In spring 2011 he founded Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra(AGSO)with his students, an instution which aims to bring together forthcoming music students of Turkey with professional musicians. This project rose interest and the orchestra has been invited to play in known occasions inTurkish music life and participated often in International Ankara Festival. He respectively became music director of Ankara Philarmonic Orchestra and Filarmonia Ankara. He is often welcomed as guest conductor to state symphonic orchestras in Turkey.
In 2008’s Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra project Orhon was assigned as assistant conductor to Vladimir Askhenazy. In 2011, he was admitted to a masterclass where he studied actively with Maestro Kurt Masur in Detmold, Germany. Apart from conducting, he is teaching at the state conservatory of Baskent University in Ankara along with his post as general music director of Ankara Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Orhon is a member of BESOM(composers and conductors foundation) of Turkey and president of MUZGENDER(Youth Living with Music) member of Jeunnese Musicale.