Yağızcan Keskin – Clarinetist

Born in Izmir in 1993, Yağızcan Keskin started his clarinet education in 2007 at Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory in Izmir with Ender Gülenler and became a member of the Doğuş Youth Symphony Orchestra  in 2008.

At the end of 2009 he graduated from high school one year early and was awarded with a scholarship as part of the “Young Musicians on World Stages” project initiated and mentored by Güher & Süher Pekinel, sponsored by Tüpraş and participated in the master class of Prof. Guy Dangain, who invited him to Paris to work with him towards his higher education.  Yağızcan Keskin won the third prize in the summer of 2011 at the “Marsyas International Clarinet Competition” and also succeeded in being accepted into the National Youth Symphony Orchestra, performing several concerts with them. Keskin has also performed with several orchestras, including Izmir State Symphony and Dokuz Eylül University Academic Symphony Orchestras. He went on tour with the “Animato Orchestra” led by Howard Griffiths in autumn 2012 and won first prize at the 2012 “Dobrich International Music Competition”.

Keskin took the chance to work with Guy Dangain, Michel Lethiec, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Christian Debauve, Alain Boeglin, Pierre Woudenberg and  Wenzel Fuchs. He continues his studies at the Lübeck Musikhochschule in Germany with Reiner Wehle and Sabine Meyer.

Keskin will be continuing his master studies at the Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts in Turkey.

Yağızcan Keskin was a scholar of the “Young Musicians on World Stages” Project initiated and mentored by Güher and Süher Pekinel and sponsored by Tüpraş from 2010 to 2013.