Emre Engin started playing the violin at the Uludag University State Conservatory with Ozgur Ozkok. He since has had a chance to work with a number of outstanding violinists including Cihat Askin, Maxim Vengerov, Pinchas Zukerman, Hagai Shaham, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Juri Zhislin, Eduard Grach, Shlomo Mintz, Vadim Gluzman, Ani Schnarch and Jan Repko. He finished his bachelor of music studies with a “First Class” diploma at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Prof. Itzhak Rashkovsky and was kindly supported by the Yehudi Menuhin Award, Talent Unlimited Foundation and the CEV Harika Yetenekler Project. Emre has just finished his master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music with Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, where he was on a full scholarship and took many major solo and chamber awards.
Emre has participated and performed in many major music festivals such as Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse, New Virtuosi, London Britten Festival, International Istanbul Music Festival, Tunusia Young Virtuoso Festival, Ottawa Young Artists Summer Festival and Crans Montana Classics.
Emre gave his concerto debut at the age of 10 performing Bach’s A minor Concerto with orchestra on a concert tour in Turkey. Since then, he has played as a soloist with numerous orchestras such as Uludag University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Bursa Sinfonietta, Samsun State Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul MIAM Chamber Orchestra, Istanbul State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra, Ankara ADK-DER Chamber orchestra, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, and the Istanbul Chamber Orchestra.
Emre won many prizes at the major competitions and the auditions such as the first prize International Istanbul Music Festival Violin Competition, the “Young Musician of the Year” title at the Istanbul Music Festival, the first prize at the International Presidential Symphony Orchestra Ilhan Ozsoy Violin Competition in Ankara, “Yehudi Menuhin” award by Sudborough Foundation and Royal College of Music, London. the second prize and special jury award at the Muse Chamber Music competition, London, the Aydin Gun Career Grant by the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacibasi Foundation, and the first prize at the Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, New York.
Emre, who has appeared as a performer in many prestigious venues such as Cemal Reşit Rey Concert hall, MATP Madrid, Sureyya Opera House, Tel Aviv Opera House, London Royal Festival Hall, London Britten Theatre, Steinway Hall, V&A Concert House, St. James Church, St. Pancras Church, and St. George’s Church, is a keen chamber musician and has been working and giving concerts with his piano trio called “Nomad Ensemble” in Europe. He has been the co-founder and a member of the faculty at the Notes by the Bay Violin Mastercourse since 2014 while enjoying playing on a beautiful 1760 Lorenzini violin on loan from the generous New York Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.