Born in 1988 in Adana/Turkey, Önder Baloglu started his musical career with violin lessons from Prof. Ferhang Huseynov and has been continuing his musical studies at the Folkwang Art University in Essen, Germany under Prof. Nana Jashvili, Prof. Pieter Daniel and Prof. Andreas Reiner, as well as having had the chance to work with world renowned musicians such as Vadim Guzman, Gordan Nikolic, Ivry Gitlis and Patricia Kopatchinskaja. He performed as a soloist with the Bursa Regional State Symphony Orchestra, the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra, the Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra, the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, and abroad he performed with the Koblenz Rheinische State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony, Duisburg Philharmonic and the Ensemble Folkwang Modern. He was also featured on broadcasts by TRT and the German television stations ZDF and WDR3.
In addition to his work as a soloist, Baloglu has also shown great interest in chamber music and has been the founder of many ensembles, giving concerts at venues and organisations such as the Philharmonie Essen, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Istanbul-Essen European Cultural Capitals events, the 13th Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin, the 8th Musiquem Lleida International Music Festival in Spain, the Festival "NOW!" in Essen, the 36th Duisburger Akzente Festival, the 6th Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival in Cappadocia/Turkey and giving many concerts across Europe, especially in Germany and Turkey. In the 2015 concert season he started a chamber music concert series at the Katakomben Theatre in Essen, of which he was the artistic director.
He become concertmaster at various Turkish, German and international orchestras, and performed as a member of the KlangVerwaltung München Orchestra in some of Germany’s most prestigious concert halls and in many countries such as Turkey, China, India, Russia, Argentina, Brasil and Peru. Additionally, he is the concertmaster at Düsseldorf-Duisburg German Rhein Oper and the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was appointed to this position in September 2013.
Önder Baloglu plays with a Francesco Gobetti - Venezia ca. 1720 violin from Albert-Eckstein-Foundation.