Born in 1992, Turkish violinist Alican Süner has been accepted in September 2017 to receive the scholarship of the “Young Musicians on World Stages” project initiated and mentored by Güher & Süher Pekinel and supported by Tüpraş.

Alican Süner is a first prize winner of numerous international competitions. In 2015 he won the top prizes at Max Rostal Competition in Berlin and XXII. Concorso Postacchini in Fermo, Italy. He also received the Audience Prize and the award of FJM Berlin at the Max Rostal Competition, and his Tchaikovsky concerto was broadcast by the German Culture Radio. In addition, Alican Süner was the “Vincitore Assoluto” (Absolute Winner) of the XXII. Concorso Postacchini, where he was awarded the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic, followed by the nomination for the “Young Musician of the Year Award 2016” as part of Donizetti Awards in Istanbul. He was the winner of the 2008 Gülden Turalı National Violin Competition in Mersin, and “Nevid Kodallı Young Talent Prize” in 2010.

Alican Süner has played as a soloist at important European concert venues; e.g. Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Tonhalle Zürich, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and Teatre Principal de Palma de Mallorca among others, as well as at international festivals such as Kissinger Sommer and Música Mallorca. He performed with orchestras including Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Brandenburger Symphoniker, I Virtuosi Italiani and Cottbus Theater Philharmonic, and worked with conductors such as Ryusuke Numajiri, Evan Christ and Romolo Gessi. As a chamber musician, the young violinist appeared with noted musicians such as Nora Chastain, Kolja Blacher, Adrian Oetiker, Stephan Picard, Silvia Simionescu and Troels Svane.

Alican received his first violin lessons in Mersin from Lili Tchumburidze. In the following years, he played with the most prominent Turkish orchestras including Istanbul State Symphony, Bilkent Symphony, Bursa State Symphony, Mersin State Opera as well as the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey. He has worked with important Turkish conductors, such as Rengim Gökmen, Ibrahim Yazıcı, Naci Özgüç, Cem Mansur and Işın Metin. After his graduation from the Mersin Conservatory, Alican Sünergot accepted to Prof. Thomas Christian’s class in Detmold. Currently he is pursuing his master’s degree with Prof. Nora Chastain at the Berlin University of the Arts. Alican is at the same time a member of the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, where he’s working with the 1. concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley.

Alican Süner currently plays on a G. B. Gabrielli 1757 violin, a generously loan by a German foundation. His repertoire covers well-known violin concertos as well as the whole Paganini caprices.

Awards and Nominations

2016 – Nomination for the “Young Musician of the Year Award 2016” in Istanbul

2015 – 1st Prize, Audience Award and Award of the FJM Berlin, at the International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin, Germany

2015 – 1st Prize and Absolute Winner of the competition at the XXII. Concorso Postacchini in Fermo, Italy, awarded the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic

2010 – “Nevid Kodallı Young Talent Prize” in Turkey

2008 – 1st Prize at the III. Gülden Turalı National Violin Competition

2006 – 2nd Prize at the II. Gülden Turalı National Violin Competition in Mersin, Turkey