History

Haccettepe University Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2002, in consequence of an offer given by the director of Ankara State Conservatory, Ali Doğan. Under the baton of Erol Erdinç, who was first conductor, the orchestra was widely admired and was focus of interest because of dynamic interpretations in a short time. Through abroad concerts such as in France, Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Greece and extensive repertoire getting higher standart within years HSO has maintaned its success in various international festivals invited, as well. The orchestra which has got two records; the one is a DVD of live concert of The 26. Ankara Music Festival in 2009 and the other one is a CD record at Great Hall of Moskow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2014, also performed the final concert of The National Piano Competition organized by Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory. After Burak Tüzün has been general music director, it has been begun to give primacy to performing national compositions rendered especially by Turkish artists, so that HSO aims to be able to eliminate an important lack in this area. The company, which produce social responsibility project for the students, the staff of Hacettepe University and the people that is about the university campuses, performed many concerts with various conductors and soloists among whom İdil Biret, Ayhan Baran, Cristina Ortiz, Eliso Virsaladze, Aleksandr Rudin, Yevgeni Buçkov, Sergey Luganski, Özgür Aydın, Gülsin Onay, Server Ganiev, Rengim Gökmen, Aleksandr Markov, Marina Tarasova, Naci Özgüç, İbrahim Yazıcı are.

Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra
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