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Kamran  Ince

Born: May 6th, 1960
Country of origin: Turkey
Upcoming :
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
...astonishing... Ince is that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music and yet still seem exotic. - The Los Angeles Times

The music of Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince bridges Anatolia and Balkans to the West. The energy and rawness of Turkish and Balkan folk music, the spirituality of Byzantium and Ottoman court music, the tradition of European art music and the extravert and popular qualities of the American psyche are the base of his sound world. These ingredients happily breathe in cohesion, and they spin the linear and vertical contrasts so essential to his music forward.

Hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music, and yet still seem exotic”, Ince was born in Montana in 1960 to American and Turkish parents. He holds a Doctorate from Eastman School of Music, and currently serves as Professor of Composition at University of Memphis and Co-Director of MIAM (Center for Advanced Research in Music) at the Istanbul Technical University. His numerous prizes include the Prix de Rome, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lili Boulanger Prize. His Waves of Talya was named one of the best chamber works of the 20th Century by a living composer in the Chamber Music Magazine.

His works are performed by such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and such ensembles as the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble, Chanticleer Choir, and the Los Angeles Piano Quartet. Concerts devoted to his music have recently been heard at the Holland Festival, CBC Encounter Series (Toronto), the Istanbul International Music Festival, Estoril Festival (Lisbon), TurkFest (London), and Cultural Influences in Globalization Festival (Ho Chi Minh City). In addition to symphonic and chamber works, his catalogue also includes music for film and ballet. His music is published by Schott Music Corporation.

Commissions he has received includes those from Ford Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Koussevitzky Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Reader’s Digest and Pew Charitable Trust. His latest projects include Symphony in Blue (2012) for solo piano for Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Asumani (2012) for ney and cello for the Istanbul Bach Before & After concerts with Kudsi Erguner; Thyestes (2011) for the Crossing Choir in Philadelphia; Still, Flow, Surge (2011) for choir and orchestra for Present Music's 30th anniversary;  Far Variations (2009) for Los Angeles Piano Quartet; Concerto for Orchestra, Turkish Instruments and Voices (2009) for the Turkish Ministry of Culture; Dreamlines (2008) to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Turkish Chamber of Architects; Music for a Lost Earth (ambient music project) (2007); Gloria (Everywhere) (2007) for the Chanticleer Mass project; Turquoise (2005), a project of his various works arranged by him for the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble; 5th Symphony Galatasaray (2005) in honor of the infamous soccer club’s (winner of the European and the World Super Cup) centennial celebrations; and Requiem Without Words (2004), for the Istanbul International Music Festival in memory of the victims of the November 2003 terrorist bombings in Istanbul.

Four Naxos CD’s of Ince’s music have recently been released. They are Music for a Lost Earth (9.70141 digital), Galatasaray (8.572553 CD/digital), Hammers & Whistlers (9.70011 digital) and Constantinople (8.572554 CD/digital). Along with Kamran Ince (8.557588 CD/digital) this brings his total releases with Naxos to five CD’s. His other CD’s include In White on Innova, Fall of Constantinople on Decca and Kamran Ince & Friends on Albany.

Ince recently completed Judgment of Midas, an opera developed with American Opera Projects, commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt, Jr. III, to mark the 50th anniversary of Sardis/Lydia excavations, which debuted at Present Music in April of 2013, conducted by Ince and directed by Jill Anna Ponasik. A commercial recording is available from Albany Records. Ince is one of several composers to participate in the creation of the Gallipoli Symphony, with his movement The Invasion, commissioned by the Australian Government, to mark the centennial in 2015 of the 1st World War battle of Gallipoli. On April 13, 2016, cellist Rahsan Apay joined the Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey for the world premiere of Ince’s The Crying Wall for solo cello and string orchestra. Upcoming projects include a new work for wind ensemble, commissioned by the University of Memphis.
1960
Born in Glendive, Montana
1971
Entered Ankara State Conservatory at age 10, where he began studying cello, piano as well as composition with IIhan Baran.
1977
Entered Izmir University where he studied composition with Muammer Sun.
1982
Earned Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College.
1984
Earned Masters degree in Music from Eastman School of Music.

"Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" premieres with Ince as pianist with the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania, conducted by Sidney Rothstein.
1987
Earned Doctorate degree in Music from Eastman School of Music.

Won the Prix de Rome and Guggenheim Fellowship.
1988
Won the Lili Boulanger Memorial Prize.
1989
Composed "Symphony No. I: Castles in the Air"
1990
Appointed Visiting Professor of Music at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1992
Appointed full time faculty of the University of Memphis, teaching composition and co-directing the University of Memphis Imagine New Music Festival.
1994
"Symphony No. II: Fall of Constantinople" premieres with Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Alan Miller.
1995
"Symphony No. III: Siege of Vienna" premieres with Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Alan Miller.
1999
Founded the Center for Advanced Research in Music at Istanbul University.
2000
"Symphony No. IV: Sardis" debuts with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kamran Ince.
2002
Composed "Concerto for Orchestra, Turkish Instruments and Voices".
2005
"Symphony No. V: Galatasary" premieres with Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kamran Ince.
2007
"Gloria (Everywhere)," for male a cappella chorus, premieres with Chanticleer and is recorded on "Peace: A Chanticleer Mass".
2010
Naxos releases four albums of Kamran Ince's music: "Music for A Lost Earth", "Symphony No. V: Galatasary", "Hammers & Whistlers", and "Symphony No. II: Fall of Constantipole".
2011
Present Music premieres "Still, Flow, Surge" in Milwaukee.
2011
The Crossing Choir premieres "Thyestes" in Philadelphia, based on text by Seneca.

"The Invasion", part of the larger "Gallipoli Symphony", premieres at Gallipoli at the Canberra International Music Festival to mark the centennial in 2015 of the first World War battle of Gallipoli.
2013
Present Music presents the world premiere of Ince's first opera "Judgment of Midas", directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and conducted by Ince.
2014
"Abandoned", a monodrama for alto voice and chamber ensemble, commissioned by Opera Memphis, premieres at Midtown Opera Festival 2014.
2015
Albany Records releases premiere commercial recording of "Judgment of Midas", performed by Present Music in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre.
2016
Cellist Rahsan Apay, with the Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra, gave the world premiere of Ince’s "The Crying Wall", for solo cello and string orchestra, in Ankara, Turkey.
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lutfi Kirdar Concert Hall | World Premiere

per page
  1. Koecekce

    Koecekce

    Download Edition
    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : ED 30102 Q20160
    €27.99  *
  2. MKG Variations

    MKG Variations

    for guitar
    Download Edition
    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : guitar
    Order No. : ED 30020 Q20161
    €12.99  *
  3. Changing Faces

    Changing Faces

    New Piano Works
    Instrumentation : piano
    Language : English
    Order No. : EA 591
    €16.00  *
  4. Ebullient Shadows

    Ebullient Shadows

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 615
    €76.00  *

    Out of stock

  5. Domes

    Domes

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 742
    €54.50  *
  6. Infrared Only

    Infrared Only

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 778
    €61.00  *
  7. Arches

    Arches

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : chamber ensemble
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 813
    €31.50  *

    Out of stock

  8. Cross Scintillations

    Cross Scintillations

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : piano (4 hands)
    Order No. : EA 624
    €35.00  *
  9. Fantasie of a Sudden Turtle

    Fantasie of a Sudden Turtle

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : EA 735
    €195.00  *
  10. Kevin's Dream

    Kevin's Dream

    for piano or organ
    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : piano (organ)
    Order No. : EA 641
    €27.50  *

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Profile
...astonishing... Ince is that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music and yet still seem exotic. - The Los Angeles Times

The music of Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince bridges Anatolia and Balkans to the West. The energy and rawness of Turkish and Balkan folk music, the spirituality of Byzantium and Ottoman court music, the tradition of European art music and the extravert and popular qualities of the American psyche are the base of his sound world. These ingredients happily breathe in cohesion, and they spin the linear and vertical contrasts so essential to his music forward.

Hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music, and yet still seem exotic”, Ince was born in Montana in 1960 to American and Turkish parents. He holds a Doctorate from Eastman School of Music, and currently serves as Professor of Composition at University of Memphis and Co-Director of MIAM (Center for Advanced Research in Music) at the Istanbul Technical University. His numerous prizes include the Prix de Rome, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lili Boulanger Prize. His Waves of Talya was named one of the best chamber works of the 20th Century by a living composer in the Chamber Music Magazine.

His works are performed by such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and such ensembles as the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble, Chanticleer Choir, and the Los Angeles Piano Quartet. Concerts devoted to his music have recently been heard at the Holland Festival, CBC Encounter Series (Toronto), the Istanbul International Music Festival, Estoril Festival (Lisbon), TurkFest (London), and Cultural Influences in Globalization Festival (Ho Chi Minh City). In addition to symphonic and chamber works, his catalogue also includes music for film and ballet. His music is published by Schott Music Corporation.

Commissions he has received includes those from Ford Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Koussevitzky Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Reader’s Digest and Pew Charitable Trust. His latest projects include Symphony in Blue (2012) for solo piano for Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Asumani (2012) for ney and cello for the Istanbul Bach Before & After concerts with Kudsi Erguner; Thyestes (2011) for the Crossing Choir in Philadelphia; Still, Flow, Surge (2011) for choir and orchestra for Present Music's 30th anniversary;  Far Variations (2009) for Los Angeles Piano Quartet; Concerto for Orchestra, Turkish Instruments and Voices (2009) for the Turkish Ministry of Culture; Dreamlines (2008) to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Turkish Chamber of Architects; Music for a Lost Earth (ambient music project) (2007); Gloria (Everywhere) (2007) for the Chanticleer Mass project; Turquoise (2005), a project of his various works arranged by him for the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble; 5th Symphony Galatasaray (2005) in honor of the infamous soccer club’s (winner of the European and the World Super Cup) centennial celebrations; and Requiem Without Words (2004), for the Istanbul International Music Festival in memory of the victims of the November 2003 terrorist bombings in Istanbul.

Four Naxos CD’s of Ince’s music have recently been released. They are Music for a Lost Earth (9.70141 digital), Galatasaray (8.572553 CD/digital), Hammers & Whistlers (9.70011 digital) and Constantinople (8.572554 CD/digital). Along with Kamran Ince (8.557588 CD/digital) this brings his total releases with Naxos to five CD’s. His other CD’s include In White on Innova, Fall of Constantinople on Decca and Kamran Ince & Friends on Albany.

Ince recently completed Judgment of Midas, an opera developed with American Opera Projects, commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt, Jr. III, to mark the 50th anniversary of Sardis/Lydia excavations, which debuted at Present Music in April of 2013, conducted by Ince and directed by Jill Anna Ponasik. A commercial recording is available from Albany Records. Ince is one of several composers to participate in the creation of the Gallipoli Symphony, with his movement The Invasion, commissioned by the Australian Government, to mark the centennial in 2015 of the 1st World War battle of Gallipoli. On April 13, 2016, cellist Rahsan Apay joined the Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey for the world premiere of Ince’s The Crying Wall for solo cello and string orchestra. Upcoming projects include a new work for wind ensemble, commissioned by the University of Memphis.
Works
Chronology
1960
Born in Glendive, Montana
1971
Entered Ankara State Conservatory at age 10, where he began studying cello, piano as well as composition with IIhan Baran.
1977
Entered Izmir University where he studied composition with Muammer Sun.
1982
Earned Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College.
1984
Earned Masters degree in Music from Eastman School of Music.

"Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" premieres with Ince as pianist with the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania, conducted by Sidney Rothstein.
1987
Earned Doctorate degree in Music from Eastman School of Music.

Won the Prix de Rome and Guggenheim Fellowship.
1988
Won the Lili Boulanger Memorial Prize.
1989
Composed "Symphony No. I: Castles in the Air"
1990
Appointed Visiting Professor of Music at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1992
Appointed full time faculty of the University of Memphis, teaching composition and co-directing the University of Memphis Imagine New Music Festival.
1994
"Symphony No. II: Fall of Constantinople" premieres with Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Alan Miller.
1995
"Symphony No. III: Siege of Vienna" premieres with Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Alan Miller.
1999
Founded the Center for Advanced Research in Music at Istanbul University.
2000
"Symphony No. IV: Sardis" debuts with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kamran Ince.
2002
Composed "Concerto for Orchestra, Turkish Instruments and Voices".
2005
"Symphony No. V: Galatasary" premieres with Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kamran Ince.
2007
"Gloria (Everywhere)," for male a cappella chorus, premieres with Chanticleer and is recorded on "Peace: A Chanticleer Mass".
2010
Naxos releases four albums of Kamran Ince's music: "Music for A Lost Earth", "Symphony No. V: Galatasary", "Hammers & Whistlers", and "Symphony No. II: Fall of Constantipole".
2011
Present Music premieres "Still, Flow, Surge" in Milwaukee.
2011
The Crossing Choir premieres "Thyestes" in Philadelphia, based on text by Seneca.

"The Invasion", part of the larger "Gallipoli Symphony", premieres at Gallipoli at the Canberra International Music Festival to mark the centennial in 2015 of the first World War battle of Gallipoli.
2013
Present Music presents the world premiere of Ince's first opera "Judgment of Midas", directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and conducted by Ince.
2014
"Abandoned", a monodrama for alto voice and chamber ensemble, commissioned by Opera Memphis, premieres at Midtown Opera Festival 2014.
2015
Albany Records releases premiere commercial recording of "Judgment of Midas", performed by Present Music in collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre.
2016
Cellist Rahsan Apay, with the Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra, gave the world premiere of Ince’s "The Crying Wall", for solo cello and string orchestra, in Ankara, Turkey.
Performances
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lütfi Kirdar IECE — 20:00
Conductor: Kamran Ince
Orchestra: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-02-28 | Istanbul (Turkey), Lutfi Kirdar Concert Hall | World Premiere
Products

per page
  1. Koecekce

    Koecekce

    Download Edition
    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : violin and piano
    Order No. : ED 30102 Q20160
    €27.99  *
  2. MKG Variations

    MKG Variations

    for guitar
    Download Edition
    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : guitar
    Order No. : ED 30020 Q20161
    €12.99  *
  3. Changing Faces

    Changing Faces

    New Piano Works
    Instrumentation : piano
    Language : English
    Order No. : EA 591
    €16.00  *
  4. Ebullient Shadows

    Ebullient Shadows

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 615
    €76.00  *

    Out of stock

  5. Domes

    Domes

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 742
    €54.50  *
  6. Infrared Only

    Infrared Only

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 778
    €61.00  *
  7. Arches

    Arches

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : chamber ensemble
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : EA 813
    €31.50  *

    Out of stock

  8. Cross Scintillations

    Cross Scintillations

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : piano (4 hands)
    Order No. : EA 624
    €35.00  *
  9. Fantasie of a Sudden Turtle

    Fantasie of a Sudden Turtle

    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : EA 735
    €195.00  *
  10. Kevin's Dream

    Kevin's Dream

    for piano or organ
    Composer : Ince, Kamran
    Instrumentation : piano (organ)
    Order No. : EA 641
    €27.50  *

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