Füsun Köksal

Style of Art : Artist / composer
Branch of Art : Composition: contemporary classical music
Art Profile :

Füsun Köksal was born in Bursa in 1973. She graduated from the Faculty of Music and Performing Art at Bilkent University in 1996. She then went to Cologne, and studied both composition with Kryzsztof Meyer, and theory with Johannes Schild at the Hochshule für Musik Köln, graduating in 2002. After returning to Turkey, she taught composition at Bilkent University from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, she received a “Century Fellowship” from the University of Chicago, where she studied composition with Marta Ptaszynska and Shulamit Ran.

In 2010-2011, she worked as a visiting professor of theory and composition at the University of Pittsburgh. Her oeuvre ranges from solo to orchestral works, and her music has been performed by the prominent artists and ensembles at many festivals throughout Europe and America. She has received many awards including Second prize at the Third International Deutsche-Polnische Kompositions Wettbewerb, Köln (1998),  Regional awards of the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition (2006, 2007, 2008), Third prize at the Sixth Concours International de Composition Henri Dutilleux (2008). She was one of the finalists at the Second International Composer’s Competition, Reggello (2005); and nominated for the 2009 Festival Pablo Casals Third International Composers Competition. Currently, Köksal continues her doctoral degree at the University of Chicago.

Her works:
Moire for two pianos and ensemble (2010–2011)
Horn Trio for violin, horn, and piano (2011)
Six Pieces for two pianos (2010)
Deux Visions for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano (2009); also version for five instruments (2011)
Five Miniatures for marimba (2009)
Nocturnal for flute, violin, cello, and piano (2008)
Three Songs for baritone, cello, and piano, text by Bertold Brecht (2008)
Imaginary Spaces for chamber orchestra (2007)
String Quartet No. 1 (2006–07)
Around Circles for solo clarinet (2006)
Fanfare for Wind Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, trumpet in Bb, and baritone saxophone (2005)
Quartet for oboe and string trio (2002)
Trio for violin, cello, and piano (2001)
Four Pieces for string quartet (1998)
Windows Suite for orchestra (1996)

Reference: newmusicistanbul.com, donneinmusica.org, en.wikipedia.org

City : Chicago
Country : U.S.A.
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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