BIO

Born in 1997 in Adana. He started his piano education at the age of 6 with Can Çoker and continued his studies with Can Çoker between 2005-2010. Between 2010-2015 he studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory with Metin Ülkü. In 2015 he passed all the exams at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien successfully and started to study with Roland Krüger and has been continuing his studies ever since.

In 2012 he was summoned by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts to play in a two-piano concert with Gülsin Onay at the foundation’s festival. He was summoned by Antalya Piano Festival in the same year. In 2018 he was summoned by Antalya Piano Festival again and at Gürer Aykal’s request he premiered his first Piano Sonata at the festival. He was summoned by Sofia Music Festival, where his recital was broadcasted by the national radio. He was awarded with cultural success award in 2020 by Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. Between 2019-2020 6 of his albums were released. Besides his piano performing career, he has got more than 90 released works in 28 opus numbers.

He has attended masterclasses of Stephen Kovachevich, Johan Schmidt, Diana Anderson, Peter Florian, Junn Kanno, Fazıl Say, Gülsin Onay, Andrea Luccesini, Emre Şen and Ludmil Angelov.

Cem Esen is Scholar of Ç.E.V. Sanat since 2010.

AWARDS

• 2010 – 5th International Pera Piano Competition Istanbul / Turkey 2nd Prize
• 2010 – Başkent University National Chopin Piano Competition Ankara / Turkey 2nd Prize
• 2011 – 6th International Pera Piano Competition Istanbul / Turkey 3rd Prize and Best Chopin Interpretation Prize
• 2011 – F. Chopin Competition held in Jelenia Gora / Poland Final Mention
• 2012 – 1st Ahmet Adnan Saygun Piano Competition in Gümüşlük - Muğla / Turkey 1st Prize
• 2012 – Delfhi Games Piano Competition in Astana / Kazakhistan Bronze Medal
• 2013 – Maria Herrero Piano Competition Granada / Spain 3rd Prize
• 2014 – Chopin Piano Competition in Narva / Estonia Most Original Interpretation Prize
• 2014 – International Young Musicians Piano Competition in Enschede / The Netherlands Best Contemporary Music Interpretation Prize
• 2015 – Vedat Kosal Piano Competition in Istanbul / Turkey 2nd prize
• 2015 – Malta International Piano Competition Varletta / Malta 3rd prize and Jury’s Special Award

ALBUMS & SINGLES

• 2019 – Trajik Liedler Op.9, Ayşe Ece Güneşşen & Cem Esen (Album)
• 2020 – Akşam Güneşi Liedleri Op.12, Alp Utku & Cem Esen (Album)
• 2020 – Cem Esen: Flute Sonata No.1 Op.14, Cem Önertürk & Cem Esen (Single)
• 2021 – Flutopia, Cem Önertürk & Cem Esen (Album)
• 2021 – Brahms & Esen Waltzes, Cem Esen (Albüm)
• 2021 – Voyages: Chapter Moscow, Poyraz Baltacıgil & Cem Esen (Album)
• 2021 – Voyages: Chapter Istanbul, Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev & Cem Esen (Album)
• 2021 – Elegy, Jamal Aliyev & Cem Esen (Single)

• 2022 – Ballade Op.17, Cem Esen (Single)

FILM MUSICS

• 2019 - Duvar Directed by Mehmet Akif Yıldız

• 2020 - Rainbow Directed by Seçil Yeşildirek

COMPOSITIONS

Published

• Op.1 Scarlet (for Piano & String Orchestra)
• Op.2 Elegy (for Violin & Piano)
• Op.3 Fantaisie Polonaise (for Piano)
• Op.4 Piano Sonata No.1 (for Piano)
• Op.5 Romance (for Cello & Piano)
• Op.6 7 Little Impromptus (for Piano)
• Op.7 Serbest Varyasyonlar / Free Variations (for Piano)
• Op.8 Piano Sonata No.2 (for Piano)
• Op.9 Trajik Liedler / Tragic Lieder (9 Lieds) (for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano)
• Op.10 Cosmic Variations (for Piano & Orchestra)
• Op.11 Nocturne (for Piano)
• Op.12 Akşam Güneşi Liedleri / The Evening Sun Lieder (9 Lieds) (for Tenor & Piano)
• Op.13 Fantaisie (for Trombone & Piano)
• Op.14 Flute Sonata No.1 (for Flute & Piano.)
• Op.15 12 Waltzes (for Piano)
• Op.16 Symphony (for Orchestra)
• Op.17 Ballade (for Piano)
• Op.18 Flute Sonata No.2 (for Flute & Piano)
• Op.19 Quarantine Diaries (7 Different Pieces for 7 Different Musician that written every day in 7 days)
• Op.20 Fantaisie for Brass Quintet on Theme of “Sarı Gelin” and “Ayrılık” (for Horn, 2 Trumpets, Trombone & Tuba)
• Op.21 The Blue Fairy Preludes (5 Preludes) (for Solo Flute)
• Op.22 Symphonic Ballet Suite “The Blue Fairy” (for Orchestra)
• Op.23 Cello Sonata (for Cello & Piano)
• Op.24 Violin Sonata (for Violin & Piano)
• Op.25 Intermezzo (for Piano)
• Op.26 String Concertante (for String Orchestra / Chamber String Orchestra)
• Op.27 Hypatia (for 4 Hands Piano)
• Op.28 Nymph (for Piano)

• Op.29 An Etude for 4 Hands Piano

• Op.30 Fantasy (for Violin & Piano)

• Op.31 Pavane (for Flute & Piano)

Unpublished

• 7 Schumann-Esen Dichterliebe Piano Transcriptions (for Piano)
• 4 Lullabies (for Piano)
• 2 Caprices (for Solo Violin)
• Scherzo (for Solo Violin)
• Abendständchen “Lied” (for Soprano & Piano)
• Wild Nights “Lied” (for Mezzo-Soprano & Cello)
• “Kayıp Köy” / “Lost Village” (for Solo Flute)

• “Sarı Gelin” Transcription (for 2 Violins & Piano)

• Prelude & Fuge (for Choir)
• “Ayrılık” Transcription (for Trombone & Piano)

Cem Esen

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J. S. Bach - Toccata in C minor BWV 911 (Cem Esen)

J. S. Bach - Toccata in C minor BWV 911 (Cem Esen)

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C. Esen - Violin Sonata Op.24

C. Esen - Violin Sonata Op.24

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C. Esen - Cello Sonata Op.23

C. Esen - Cello Sonata Op.23

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