Önder Baloglu

Born in 1988 in Adana/Turkey, Önder Baloglu started his musical career with violin lessons from Ferhang Huseynov and has been continuing his studies at the Folkwang Art University in Essen, Germany under Nana Jashvili, Pieter Daniel and Andreas Reiner, as well as having had the chance to work with renowned musicians such as Vadim Gluzman, Gordan Nikolic, Ivry Gitlis and Patricia Kopatchinskaja. He performed as a soloist with the Turkish state orchestras of Bursa, Antalya, Adana and Izmir, the Bilkent Symphony in Ankara and abroad he performed with the Folkwang Symphony, the Koblenz Rheinische State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bochum Symphonic, the Duisburg Philharmonic and the Ensemble Folkwang Modern. He was also featured on broadcasts by the Turkish TRT and the German ZDF and WDR3. In addition to his solo appearances, he moved his passion for chamber music into a different aspect by conducting orchestras from concertmaster position such as Bilkent Symphony, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Ensemble Ruhr, Duisburg Philharmonic or his own „Les Essences“. Önder plays in a number of chamber ensembles; Duo BalKan, Quart.essence, Ensemble Turquoise and others throughout Europe and in Turkey at venues and organisations such as the Philharmonie Essen, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Istanbul-Essen European Cultural Capitals events, Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin, Musiquem Lleida International Music Festival in Spain, Festival "NOW!" in Essen, the Duisburger Akzente Festival, Klasik Keyifler International Music Festival in Cappadocia/Turkey, Kuhmo Chamber MusicFestival in Finland. Since 2015, Önder has been the artistic director of the chamber music festival „Klassisch.Unterirdisch. - das Underground-Festival der Klassik“ which he began at the Katakomben Theater in Essen.  While pursuing his studies focusing on his solo and chamber music career at Folkwang UdK Essen, Baloglu became a concertmaster at Duisburger Philharmoniker and Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg at the age of 24. Along with the Duisburger, as concertmaster at various Turkish, German and international orchestras, and as a member of the KlangVerwaltung Orchestra he performed in some of Germany’s most prestigious concert halls and in many countries such as Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Canada, France, China, India, Korea, Russia, Argentina, Brasil and Peru. Önder Baloglu holds a teaching position at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen and performs on a violin by Rafaelle & Antonio Gagliano of Napoli from 1850.

“… he was playing with such a breath-taking brilliance…”Augsburger Allgemeine and Neu-Ulmer Zeitung, 

“… Önder Baloglu was charming the audience… He is a remarkable talent.” Augsburger Allgemeine

“Violinist Önder Baloglu is a promising talent, his clear Glissandi, the accurateness of his higher notes are moving. If there was the term ‘belcanto’ for the violin, Baloglu had earn it…” Augsburger Allgemeine  

Seine Liebe zur Kammermusik und die Profession als Konzertmeister verbindet Önder Baloglu gerne als Musikalischer Leiter eines Ensembles oder Orchesters vom Pult aus. So tritt er nicht nur mit seinem Streichorchester „Les essences“, sondern auch mit dem Ensemble Octans, dem Ensemble Ruhr, dem Kammerorchester der Duisburger Philharmoniker oder dem Bilkent Symphony in der Türkei, Deutschland und in Frankreich auf. Beim Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn ist er regelmäßiger Gast in dieser Funktion. Geboren im türkischen Adana führten ihn seine Studien nach Essen an die Folkwang Universität der Künste, wo er mit Nana Jashvili, Pieter Daniel und Andreas Reiner arbeitete. Andere wichtige musikalische Begegnungen mit Vadim Gluzman, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Ivry Gitlis, Gordan Nikolic und Enoch zu Guttenberg bereicherten seinen künstlerischen Werdegang. Schon während seines Studiums wurde er Konzertmeister bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern und der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg. Als Konzertmeister bei zahlreichen deutschen, türkischen und internationalen Orchestern sowie als Mitglied des Orchesters der KlangVerwaltung tourte er durch die Türkei, der Schweiz, Österreich, Spanien, USA, Kanada, Frankreich, China, Indien, Südkorea, Russland, Argentinien, Brasilien und Peru. Önder Baloglu trat solistisch mit den Bochumer Symphonikern, den Duisburger Philharmonikern, dem Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, dem Ensemble Folkwang Modern, mit den Staatlichen Sinfonieorchestern der Türkei in Adana, İzmir, Antalya, Bursa und mit dem Bilkent Symphony in Ankara auf. Seine Leidenschaft für Kammermusik führten ihn bereits in die Philharmonie Essen, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Berlin, Young Euro Classic Festival Berlin, Musiquem Lleida Musikfest in Spanien, Festival "NOW!" in Essen, Duisburger Akzente oder dem Kammermusikfestival Kuhmo in Finland. Seit 2015 gestaltet er als Gründer und Künstlerischer Leiter eine ausgefallene Konzertserie: „Klassisch.Unterirdisch. – das Underground-Festival der Klassik“ im Katakomben-Theater Essen. Zudem übernahm er 2017 die Künstlerische Leitung des Klasik Keyifler Musikfestivals in Kappadokien. Önder Baloglu unterrichtet an der Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen und konzertiert auf einer Violine von Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano aus Neapel von 1850, die von einer Gruppe von Musikliebhabern für ihn gestiftet wurde.

Türk-Alman keman sanatçısı Önder Baloglu Adana’da Ferhang Huseynov ile yaptığı çalışmalarını takiben Almanya’da Essen Folkwang Sanat Üniversitesi’nde Nana Jashvili, Pieter Daniel ve Andreas Reiner ile çalışmıştır. Bu süre zarfında Vadim Gluzman, Gordan Nikolic, Ivry Gitlis, Patricia Kopatchinskaja ve Enoch su Guttenberg gibi isimler ile yaptığı çalışmalar da müzikal anlamda hayatında önemli rol oynamaktadır. Henüz Folkwang’da solo ve oda müzigi çalışmalarına devam ettigi sırada Duisburger Philharmoniker ve Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg’da Konzertmeister pozisyonu kazanan Önder Baloglu çeşitli Türk, Alman ve uluslararası orkestraların başkemancısı ve Orchester der KlangVerwaltung üyesi olarak Almanya, Türkiye, Avusturya, İsviçre, İspanya, ABD, Kanada, Fransa, Çin, Hindistan, Güney Kore, Rusya, Arjantin, Brezilya ve Peru gibi ülkelerin en prestijli salonlarında sahne almıştır. Oda müziğine olan tutkusunu ve Konzertmeister mesleğini başkemancı pozisyonundan yönettiği orkestralar ile bir araya getirmekte olan Önder Baloglu bu şekilde başta kurucusu olduğu Les essences olmak üzere Ensemble Octans, Ensemble Ruhr, Kammerorchester der Duisburger Philharmoniker, Bilkent Senfoni Orkestrası, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn ile de düzenli olarak Türkiye, Almanya ve Fransa’da konserler vermiştir. Önder Baloglu solist olarak Bursa, Antalya, Çukurova ve İzmir Devlet Senfoni Orkestraları, Bilkent Senfoni Orkestrası, Folkwang Symphony, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Bochumer Symphoniker, Duisburger Philharmoniker, Ensemble Folkwang Modern ve Aachener Symphoniker ile verdiği konserlerin yanısıra Türkiye’de TRT, Almanya’da ZDF ve WDR3 kanallarında çeşitli yayınlar gerçekleştirmiştir. Duo BalKan, Quart.essence, Ensemble Turquoise ve daha birçok oda müziği grubu ile Avrupa ve Türkiye’nin önde gelen konser salonlarında; Philharmonie Essen, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Berlin, Istanbul-Essen Avrupa Kültür Başkentleri Organizasyonu, Berlin Young Euro Classic Festivali, Ispanya’da Musiquem Lleida Müzik Festivali, Essen NOW! Festivali, Duisburger Akzente, Kapadokya’da Klasik Keyifler Müzik Festivali ve Finlandiya’da Kuhmo Oda Müziği Festivali’nde çalmıştır. 2015 yılında Essen’deki Katakomben-Theater’da başlattığı „Klassisch.Unterirdisch. - das Underground-Festival der Klassik“ konser serisinin sanat yönetmenliğini yapmakta; aynı görevi Kapadokya Klasik Keyifler Müzik Festivali’nde de paylaşmaktadır. Folkwang Sanat Üniversitesi’nde doçent olarak görev yapan Önder Baloglu, konserlerini bir grup müzikseverin kendisine tahsis ettiği Rafaelle & Antonio Gagliano 1850 Napoli keman ile sürdürmektedir.