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Festival Onur Ödülleri

2017
Yalçın Tura
1934 yılında Istanbul’da doğan Yalçın Tura, 1955 - 1976 yılları arasında bağımsız besteci olarak çalışarak pek çok filmin ve tiyatro eserinin müziklerine imza atmıştır. İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi'nde Müzikoloji Bölümü'nü kuran Tura, bölüm başkanı, yönetim kurulu üyesi, müdürlük gibi görevler de üstlenerek 2001’de emekli olmuş ve başta TRT olmak üzere, çeşitli kurumlarda jüri üyelikleri ve danışmanlıklar yapmıştır. Yalçın Tura; Sinema Yazarları Derneği, İstanbul Uluslararası Film Festivali, Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festivali Onur Ödülleriyle birlikte daha birçok ödül sahibidir.
2016
İdil Biret
One of the greatest talents of Turkish music history, İdil Biret graduated with a first rank from Paris Conservatory’s high piano and piano accompaniment classes. Along with many awards she earned locally and globally, Biret is a State Artist and have performed in many concerts of Presidential Symphony Orchestra.
2015
Ayla Erduran
Working with valuable musicians in countries such as France, the USA, Russia during her musical education, the violinist toured South America, the USA, Canada, Middle East, India, Africa, Azerbaijan as well as performing in many different locations of Turkey. Having lectured at Conservatoire Populaire and Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, Erduran taught many of today's famous violinists.
2014
Ayşegül Sarıca
Starting at a young age, Sarıca continued her musical education at Paris National Conservatory and took stage in almost every European country, while performing as soloist at Presidential Symphony Orchestra for many years. She continued her endeavors as an academic at Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performance Arts during the 90’s and later she lectured piano at ITU Dr. Erol Üçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music.
2013
Suna Kan
Carrying the State Artist honour since 1971, the violin virtuoso Suna Kan has performed as the soloist and chief violinist at the Presidential Symphony Orchestra for many years. The artist who was sent to France with ‘Gifted Children’ law in 1948 have earned many international achievements throughout her successful career.
2012
Muammer Sun
Sun started his musical education in Military Band School in 1946 and entered Ankara State Conservatory as a composer and a music writer. Having made important contributions to musical improvement of Turkey, the artist taught at several conservatories and led the foundations of TRT Central Music Office, TRT Ankara Polyphonic Choir and TRT Awards for Culture, Arts and Science.
2011
İlhan Usmanbaş
Usmanbaş graduated from the Galatasaray High School and Ankara State Conservatory. The composer earned scholarships that enabled him to improve himself in the international field. During the long years of teaching musical history and composition in Turkey, Usmanbaş published books, translations, congress reports and articles.
2010
Rengim Gökmen
Studying piano and composition works at Ankara State Conservatory, Gökmen continued his education in Italy and conducted concerts in almost every country of Europe, along with the USA and South America. The artist was reassigned to General Manager and General Art Director positions at State Opera and Ballet in 2016 while continuing his work as an academic at Hacettepe University State Conservatory.