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Gürkan Gider*

Turkish tenor Gürkan Gider sang in a number of prestigious youth choirs while he was still attending Ankara’s Fine Arts High School. Among them were the Choir of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. In 2010 he sang at the Fifteenth Turkish Choral Festival with the Turkish Association of Polyphonic Choirs and in 2011 joined the Polyphonic Youth Choir of the General Directorate of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. That same year he enrolled at the State Conservatory in Ankara, where his teachers included Şenol Talınlı. In 2015, while still a student, he made his debut at the Ankara State Opera as Blind (Die Fledermaus). In 2016 he won second prize in the Siemens Opera Contest and completed his studies in Ankara.

In January 2017 Gürkan Gider took part in a New Year Concert under Antonio Pirolli at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul and shortly afterwards appeared as the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic under Sascha Goetzel.

Since February 2017 Gürkan Gider has held a scholarship at the Salzburg Landestheater, where he has been a member of the Gerard Mortier International Opera Studio since the 2017/18 season. He made his Salzburg debut as Parpignol (La bohème), later appearing as Toby Higgins (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Nathanaël (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the Shepherd (Oedipus Rex) and Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro). He also took part in the hit revue Hotel Europa, in Howard Goodall’s musical Bend it like Beckham and in Lucio Gregoretti’s children’s opera Refugee. He also sang in a number of Baroque works as part of Opera in the Residenz. In April 2018 he realized his project Kulturbrücke – Die Fremde ist nicht fremd in Salzburg.

As a participant in the 2018 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project Gürkan Gider is singing Monostatos in The Magic Flute for Children.

Current as of July 2018

Gürkan Gider*, ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild

Gürkan Gider*, © Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild


Gürkan Gider*