AZIZ BAZIKI

Bassoon and Contrabassoon

BIOGRAPHY

Aziz Baziki was born in Istanbul in 1988. After he finished his Bachelor at the Conservatory of Istanbul University, he went on further to study bassoon at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Prof. Volker Tessmann in 2012. In addition to his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, he worked intensively with Prof. Klaus Thunemann.

During his Bachelor and Master Degree Programs, he was awarded scholarships from the Borusan Culture and Art Istanbul and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He was a second prize winner of Intermusica Soloist Competition in Austria and participated in several competitions in Europe. Baziki had contracts in Schleswig-Holstein Landes Theater und Sinfonie Orchester, and recently NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg. Since 2015, he is the permanent member of West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim and German-Russian Music Academy Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

During his career he had the privilige of making music with Conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach. Aziz Baziki is an active performer with ensembles such as NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Pierre Boulez Ensemble and Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg.