Cem Esen


Cem Esen was born in Adana in 1997. He began his piano education with Can ÇOKER at the Adana State Conservatory, where he studied for seven years. From 2010 until 2015, he has been studying at the Mimar Sinan Conservatory in İstanbul with Prof. Metin ÜLKÜ.
Esen continues his studies with Prof. Roland KRÜGER at the Hanover University of Music, Theatre and Media since 2015.
He has participated in many workshops and master classes with Prof. Peter Florian, Stefan Kovacevich, Prof. Andrej Dutkievich, Diane Andersen, Alan Weiss, Johann Schmidt, Cecile Edel-Latos, Jun Kanno, Gülsin Onay, Emre Şen and Fazıl Say.
He performed with Çukurova State Symphony Orchetra, Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, İzmir State Symphony Orchestra. In 2012,Esen was invited to the İstanbul Music Festival and the International Antalya Piano Festival.
Some of the prizes he won:
2010 International Pera Piano Competition in İstanbul- 2nd Prize,
2011 National Chopin Piano Competition in Ankara- 2nd Prize,
2011 Chopin Piano Competition in Jelenia Gora- Finalist,
2012 National Saygun Piano Competition in Bodrum- 1th Prize,
2013 Delfhi Games Piano Competition in Astana- 3th Prize,
2013 Maria Herrero Piano Competition in Spain- 3th Prize,
2014 Chopin Piano Competition in Estonia- Finalist and Special Prize,
2014 Young Musician Piano Competition in Enschede- Finalist and Special Prize,
2015 National Verda Erman Piano Competition in İstanbul- 2nd Prize,
2015 Malta Piano Competition- 3th Prize and Jurie Special Prize.