Huseyin Gundogdu is one of the most highly talented and up and coming cellists of his generation. His capabilities on the cello as a soloist and chamber musician attract audiences in the UK and around the world. He regularly performs in Europe, and his future concerts include performing Prokofiev’s Symphony Concertante for cello and orchestra.
Huseyin Gundogdu received a full scholarship to attend the Music and Performing Arts faculty of Bilkent University in 2006, and the following year he joined the Zoltan Kodaly World Youth Orchestra during their European Tour.
His ambitions prompted him to move to the United Kingdom where he was awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Emma Ferrand and finished his studies with Natalie Clein in London.
During his studies, Huseyin has won numerous prizes and awards including becoming a Concordia Foundation artist in 2013, and winning 3rd Prize in the Dobrich Albena Music Competition in Bulgaria. The Leonard Smith & Felicity Young Duo Competition 2014 and The Vivian Joseph classical concerto Competition 2014.
He has had lessons and masterclasses with, among others, Natalie Clein, Miklos Perenyi, David Cohen, Ralph Kirshbaum, Raphael Wallfisch, Karine Georgian, and attended the 2012 Cello Biennale in Amsterdam where he had a master class with Truls Mork. He also played in a master class with Robert Cohen which was filmed by Lake District Summer Music.
Huseyin plays on a modern cello by Edrio Edrev made in Cremona.