CANER AKIN

CANER AKIN

Tenor of the State Opera and Ballet and Academician / Artistic Approach Expert ENTREWAR Mentor

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He graduated from the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and worked with Payam Koryak there. When he was still a student, he performed on stage as Alamiro in the Belisario opera in Istanbul State Opera and Ballet. Later, while he was still a student, he interpreted Maguc Flute Tamino, Othello Cassio and Cosi Fan Tutte Ferrando roles. After graduation he worked with Prof. Guzin Gurel. He attended master classes of Leyla Gencer and Mauro Trombetta. He conducted mastery studies with Gianfranca Ostini and Vincenzo Scalera in Milan. He conducted master studies in the mastery class for young singers in Rossio Opera Festival (Pesaro). In 2005, he received the first prize in International Young Virtuosos competition held in Bulgaria and selected for Ernesto role in As.Li.Co competition held in Italy. He was recognized with Belkis Aran Special Prize in Istanbul auditions for the 2007 Belvedere competition. In 2002, he came among the first 10 finalists in Vienna in the International Belvedere Voice Competition and performed in the gala concert in Baden. He started his overseas career with the Daughter of the Regiment opera by Donizetti he sung in Klosterneuburg Opera Festival and in Tel Aviv opera with the famous conductor Alberto Zedda. Afterwards, by the special invitation of Maestro Zedda, he performed as Libenskoff in II Viaggio Reims opera in Rossini Opera Festival, which is the biggest Rossini festival held in Italy Pesaro. Later, he met with the audience in the role of La Cenerentola Don Ramiro in the Saarbrücken opera in Germany. Later, receiving an invitation from Wurzburg opera house, the artist performed in two Gala concerts where he was the only artist. He continued with Klosterneuburg Opera Festival (Vienna) to which he received a specially invitation again and where he performed the role of Don Pasquale Ernesto. He shared the same role with Rolando Villazon in Donizetti’s Love Potion opera in Baden Baden for which Rolando Villazon also worked as the stage director. The artist who met with the Turkish audience in the leading young and flourishing opera singers documentary produced by the German SWR channel also appeared before the audience in the Gala Concert of the same channel. In addition, he gave concerts and attended radio programs in Germany, France and Bulgaria. In the 2013-2014 season, he performed as Prince Don Ramiro in Rossini’s Lacerentola in Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, which was presented in Turkey for the first time and which he had performed before the audience in in Germany earlier, and also in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Ernesto) and Bellini’s La Sonnambula (Elvino) operas in Izmir State Opera and Ballet. The same season, he performed Carmina Burana ‘Tenor Solo’ with Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in Zorlu PSM. Immediately after, he performed the same work with Izmir State Symphony Orchestra at Ephesus Antique Theater. Currently continuing his career as soloist in Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, the artist has performed the roles of Don Pasquale (Ernesto), I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Konte), L'Elisir D'amore (Nemorino), Belisario (Alamiro), Othello (Cassio), and La Cenerentola (Don Ramiro) there. Besides, he performed solo in numerous oratory concerts. Teaching voice classes as a professor in the Opera Department of Performing Arts Faculty of Anatolian University State Conservatory since 2011, the artist has started to teach voice classes as a professor in the Opera Department of Performing Arts Faculty of the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts since 2014.
Caner Akin is the only tenor that had the chance to perform the lead role in performances while he was still a student. At the same time, he is one of the rare tenors of the history of the Republic that achieved to be the youngest soloist.