Turgut Carikci

Bass and Contrabass Trombonist, Essen Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany)

Turgut Carikci was born in 1992 in Switzerland but was raised in Turkey. He began his musical education with private lessons at age 10. He was accepted to the trombone department of Uluda? University State Conservatory in 2004. In 2013, he changed to Istanbul University State Conservatory where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. In 2015, he began his Master’s Education in Germany at the Munich School of Theater and Music in the class of bass trombonist Uwe Füssel, a member of the Bavarian State Opera and German Brass. During his studies, he had the opportunity to work with Prof. Wolfram Arndt, Prof. Thomas Horch, and Prof. Josef Steinböck.

Upon arriving in Germany, Turgut won the bass trombone audition in the German Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and took part in important European projects for two years. In the last semester of his master’s degree, he won the academy program at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and took his place at the Bass Trombone bench in this world-famous orchestra between 2017 and 2019.

Since 2015, Turgut has worked as a guest artist with esteemed orchestras such as the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, Hamburg State Opera, HR Frankfurt RadioSymphony, The Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and Solistes Européens, Luxembourg. He has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses and workshops of artists such as Scott Hartman, Brandt Attema, Stefan Ambrosius, Dave Taylor, Andreas Öttl, Rainer Schmitz, Sven Strunkeit, and Steffen Schmid. He continues his career with the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra and plays in a quartet with his colleagues.

“Edwards’ pure sound and harmony supports me in achieving a homogeneous sound. But at the same time, when playing powerful timbres and passages of high volume, the robustness of the instrumental material provides a basis for me to play without fear. Edwards has been there for me in all my achievements over the last 15 years.”

Turgut Carikci