”’Sila Eser is a ”’ born is a Turkish [[violist]].

 

“Superb violist ~ Her sensitivity, rhythmic power and tonal color, attesting to the complete interpreter. She plays brilliantly.” [[New York Times]]

 

You are gifted!” ~ [[Vermeer Quartet| Samuel Ashkenazi]] of the [[Vermeer Quartet]]

 

==Early life and education==

 

Sila was born in [[Istanbul]], [[Turkey]] in the came from a nonmusician mid-hi school teachers family. She started playing the piano since 5 years old. When she was accepted to get in to the [[Istanbul University State Conservatory]], she was 11 years old when she started play her viola. Istanbul University State Conservatory was an great education with her Russian trained tecniques and studied with Ani Inci, Cigdem Epikmen, Venyamin Warshavsky.

 

She competed as a Junior competitor in [[British Couincil String Competition]] performed Telleman Concerto with Ankara State Symphony in Ankara as a finalist, she won as an only violist to be approved to study in [[Royal Northern College of Music]] with Roger Benedict in [[UK]].

When she was 15 she got accepted to play her debut at the [[Istanbul Music Festival]] <ref>https://muzik.iksv.org/tr/yirmidorduncu-istanbul-muzik-festivali-1996/24-uluslararasi-istanbul-muzik-festivali-1996</ref>in Young Talented Artist Series

 

After her debut she was accepted to play with the [http://Medditerenean%20Youth%20Symphony Medditerenean Youth Symphony]<ref>https://academie.festival-aix.com/en/workshop/mediterranean-youth-orchestra</ref> to play her concerts tours in fifteen cities such as Marseille, Orange, Paris and Cote d’Azur of [[France]].

 

==Career==

 

She was appeared as a soloist to contuniung her study with [https://www.sydney.edu.au/music/about/our-people/academic-staff/roger-benedict.html Roger Benedict] at the [[Royal Northern Collage of Music]] where she was also met [[Vermeer_Quartet|Richard Young]] of [http://The%20Vermeer%20Quartet The Vermeer Quartet] violist who invited her to study at the [[Northern Illinois University]] in [[Chicago|Chicago.]]

She has got fullsholarship to enroll in Performer’s Degree in Northern Illinois Uni School of Music <ref>https://www.niu.edu/music/programs/areas/strings/alumni.shtml</ref> with Richard Young of the [[Vermeer Quartet]].

She then obtained her Master’s degree had an Harry&MargerethSimeone fullscholarships at the [[Yale School of Music]] <ref>https://bulletin.yale.edu/sites/default/files/music-2004-2005.pdf</ref> (where she was the first-ever Turkish violist admitted in 100 years) with [[Jesse Levine]] and the [[Tokyo String Quartet]].

 

 

She was a recipient of the N. Eczacibasi Vakfi scholarships <ref>https://www.eczacibasi.com.tr/tr/Yoneticiler/silaeser</ref> from Istanbul and two years of full tuition scholarships from Northern Illinois University and Yale School of Music. <ref>http://eczacibasigonulluleri.org/tr/dr-nejat-f-eczacibasi-vakfi/yurtdisinda-muzik-ogrenimi-icin-destek-alan-genc-sanatcilar</ref>

 

Where she performed and she was the violist of the only winning quartet in the 2005 Yale School of Music Chamber Society Competition.<ref>https://bulletin.yale.edu/sites/default/files/music-2005-2006.pdf</ref> In live concert, they had received [[standing ovation]]s from audiences at Yale.

While at Yale, she was the first violist that taught as an asistant of prof.Jesse Levine as an teacher for Yale undergraduate music students as both a chamber coach and viola teacher.

 

She has performed with an 1727 [[Stradivari]] [[viola]] (there is an only seven in the world) at the Norfolk Music Festival. As an suggestion of [http://Kazuhide%20Isomura Kazuhide Isomura] of the [[Tokyo String Quartet]]. <ref>https://bulletin.yale.edu/sites/default/files/music-2004-2005.pdf</ref>

Also She was played viola made by [[Samuel Zygmuntowicz]] (Brooklyn, 2003) who gave her Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet.

 

She is currently performing modern viola made by [http://directories.thestrad.com/servicescourses/stringservices/alexander-tulchinsky-violins/ Aleksander Tulchinsky]

 

 

When She completed her masters degree at Yale, She pursuid a Doctoral Degree at [[the State University of New York]] at Stony Brook as the only student of Lawrence Dutton of the [[Emerson String Quartet]].

She and her former teacher Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson Quartet played Johannes Brahms viola quintet in Ny. <ref>https://radaris.com/p/Lawrence/Dutton/</ref>

 

 

She was awarded “The Young Musician of the Year” at the Leo-Fast Festivals.She has awarded of JCI ‘ The Most Outstanding Young Person of The World’ in Turkey.<ref> https://toyp.org.tr/gecmis-donemler/</ref> She was an only classical musician finalist of Golden Turk awards the most succesful musicians of Turkey.

 

 

Eser collabrated with [[Grammy]] winner double bassist [[Edgar Meyer]] in [[Banff Music Festival]] in Canada <ref>http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/Banff%20World%20Media%20Festival/en-en/</ref> <ref>https://www.linguee.de/deutsch-franzoesisch/uebersetzung/string+quartet.html</ref>

 

She performed [[Max Bruch]] Double concerto for viola and clarinet Jenny Ferrar with a under a [[Howard Grifths]] batton with Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra. <ref>http://klasikmuzikistanbul.blogspot.com/2010/09/idso-ekim-kasm-aralk-2010.html</ref>

 

she has played with many orchestras and particpated masterclasses with many artists including [https://www.naxos.com/person/Yuri_Gandelsman/36286.htm Yuri Gandelsman], [[Bruno Pasquier]], Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, [[Kim Kashkashian]], [[Karen Tuttle]], [https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru%C5%9Fen_G%C3%BCne%C5%9F Rusen Gunes], [https://www.britishviolasociety.co.uk/resource/roger-bigley/ Roger Bigley], Eric Schumsky, Steven Dann..in France, Italy, (such as L’Orchestre de la Mediterranée, Orange, Marseille, Cote d’Azur, and others), England (Royal Academy, Liverpool Symphony, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), Chicago Civic, Connecticut,IL,FL, she has performed at the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

 

==Recordings==

As of January 2021, she had recorded mainstream CD ( [[Super Audio CD|SACD]]). The first is a collection of Henri Viuextemps Elegie for viola and piano piece, pianist by Sheng-yuan Kuan, In particular, her recording has seen great success in terms of download sales.<ref>{{cite news|title=SilaESER: Queen of the download|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment}}</ref>

”’Sila Eser is a ”’ born is a Turkish [[violist]].

“Superb violist ~ Her sensitivity, rhythmic power and tonal color, attesting to the complete interpreter. She plays brilliantly.” [[New York Times]]

You are gifted!” ~ [[Vermeer Quartet| Samuel Ashkenazi]] of the [[Vermeer Quartet]]

==Early life and education==

Sila was born in [[Istanbul]], [[Turkey]] in the came from a nonmusician mid-hi school teachers family. She started playing the piano since 5 years old. When she was accepted to get in to the [[Istanbul University State Conservatory]], she was 11 years old when she started play her viola. Istanbul University State Conservatory was an great education with her Russian trained tecniques and studied with Ani Inci, Cigdem Epikmen, Venyamin Warshavsky.

She competed as a Junior competitor in [[British Couincil String Competition]] performed Telleman Concerto with Ankara State Symphony in Ankara as a finalist, she won as an only violist to be approved to study in [[Royal Northern College of Music]] with Roger Benedict in [[UK]].

When she was 15 she got accepted to play her debut at the [[Istanbul Music Festival]] https://muzik.iksv.org/tr/yirmidorduncu-istanbul-muzik-festivali-1996/24-uluslararasi-istanbul-muzik-festivali-1996 in Young Talented Artist Series

After her debut she was accepted to play with the [http://Medditerenean%20Youth%20Symphony Medditerenean Youth Symphony]https://academie.festival-aix.com/en/workshop/mediterranean-youth-orchestra to play her concerts tours in fifteen cities such as Marseille, Orange, Paris and Cote d’Azur of [[France]].

==Career==

She was appeared as a soloist to contuniung her study with [https://www.sydney.edu.au/music/about/our-people/academic-staff/roger-benedict.html Roger Benedict] at the [[Royal Northern Collage of Music]] where she was also met [[Vermeer_Quartet|Richard Young]] of [http://The%20Vermeer%20Quartet The Vermeer Quartet] violist who invited her to study at the [[Northern Illinois University]] in [[Chicago|Chicago.]]

She has got fullsholarship to enroll in Performer’s Degree in Northern Illinois Uni School of Music https://www.niu.edu/music/programs/areas/strings/alumni.shtml with Richard Young of the [[Vermeer Quartet]].

She then obtained her Master’s degree had an Harry&MargerethSimeone fullscholarships at the [[Yale School of Music]] https://bulletin.yale.edu/sites/default/files/music-2004-2005.pdf (where she was the first-ever Turkish violist admitted in 100 years) with [[Jesse Levine]] and the [[Tokyo String Quartet]].

She was a recipient of the N. Eczacibasi Vakfi scholarships https://www.eczacibasi.com.tr/tr/Yoneticiler/silaeser from Istanbul and two years of full tuition scholarships from Northern Illinois University and Yale School of Music. http://eczacibasigonulluleri.org/tr/dr-nejat-f-eczacibasi-vakfi/yurtdisinda-muzik-ogrenimi-icin-destek-alan-genc-sanatcilar

Where she performed and she was the violist of the only winning quartet in the 2005 Yale School of Music Chamber Society Competition.https://bulletin.yale.edu/sites/default/files/music-2005-2006.pdf In live concert, they had received [[standing ovation]]s from audiences at Yale.

While at Yale, she was the first violist that taught as an asistant of prof.Jesse Levine as an teacher for Yale undergraduate music students as both a chamber coach and viola teacher.

She has performed with an 1727 [[Stradivari]] [[viola]] (there is an only seven in the world) at the Norfolk Music Festival. As an suggestion of [http://Kazuhide%20Isomura Kazuhide Isomura] of the [[Tokyo String Quartet]]. https://bulletin.yale.edu/sites/default/files/music-2004-2005.pdf

Also She was played viola made by [[Samuel Zygmuntowicz]] (Brooklyn, 2003) who gave her Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet.

She is currently performing modern viola made by [http://directories.thestrad.com/servicescourses/stringservices/alexander-tulchinsky-violins/ Aleksander Tulchinsky]

When She completed her masters degree at Yale, She pursuid a Doctoral Degree at [[the State University of New York]] at Stony Brook as the only student of Lawrence Dutton of the [[Emerson String Quartet]].

She and her former teacher Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson Quartet played Johannes Brahms viola quintet in Ny. https://radaris.com/p/Lawrence/Dutton/

She was awarded “The Young Musician of the Year” at the Leo-Fast Festivals.She has awarded of JCI ‘ The Most Outstanding Young Person of The World’ in Turkey. https://toyp.org.tr/gecmis-donemler/ She was an only classical musician finalist of Golden Turk awards the most succesful musicians of Turkey.

Eser collabrated with [[Grammy]] winner double bassist [[Edgar Meyer]] in [[Banff Music Festival]] in Canada http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/Banff%20World%20Media%20Festival/en-en/ https://www.linguee.de/deutsch-franzoesisch/uebersetzung/string+quartet.html

She performed [[Max Bruch]] Double concerto for viola and clarinet Jenny Ferrar with a under a [[Howard Grifths]] batton with Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra. http://klasikmuzikistanbul.blogspot.com/2010/09/idso-ekim-kasm-aralk-2010.html

she has played with many orchestras and particpated masterclasses with many artists including [https://www.naxos.com/person/Yuri_Gandelsman/36286.htm Yuri Gandelsman], [[Bruno Pasquier]], Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, [[Kim Kashkashian]], [[Karen Tuttle]], [https://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru%C5%9Fen_G%C3%BCne%C5%9F Rusen Gunes], [https://www.britishviolasociety.co.uk/resource/roger-bigley/ Roger Bigley], Eric Schumsky, Steven Dann..in France, Italy, (such as L’Orchestre de la Mediterranée, Orange, Marseille, Cote d’Azur, and others), England (Royal Academy, Liverpool Symphony, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), Chicago Civic, Connecticut,IL,FL, she has performed at the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

==Recordings==

As of January 2021, she had recorded mainstream CD ( [[Super Audio CD|SACD]]). The first is a collection of Henri Viuextemps Elegie for viola and piano piece, pianist by Sheng-yuan Kuan, In particular, her recording has seen great success in terms of download sales.{{cite news|title=SilaESER: Queen of the download|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment}}

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