Photo: Merve Özkan

Fascinated by the beauty of the chamber music, violinist Önder Baloğlu and pianist Çağdaş Özkan founded Duo BalKan in 2014. The objective of the Duo is to combine neglected chamber music repertoire with standart duo pieces within various concepts. Duo BalKan also focuses on placing the audience in the center of performance through genuine concert programs and dynamic staging, thus pulling the classical music out of a straitjacket. Finalist of the 2016 Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music Competition, Duo BalKan went on a tour in Germany and Turkey with five concerts and several workshops in May 2016, and in February 2017 duo had their second tour in Turkey with three concerts.