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Kerem Ernur


Born in 1998, the Turkish pianist Kerem Ernur started his musical journey by taking piano lessons from Natali Chantrushvili, the head accompanist in the opera house in his hometown, Samsun. Even though he started taking piano lessons at a rather late age, at 12 years old, he gave his first orchestra debut as a soloist with the Ilkadim Philharmonic orchestra by playing Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major at the age of 15. Later he would also perform with other orchestras in Turkey and also In Ghent, where he performed the Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Miry concert hall.

Being a student of many important musicians such as Yoonie Han, Irina Kherj, Gulsin Onay, Selman Ada and Johan Schmidt, Kerem has won many 1st prizes at different competitions throughout Europe and in the United States; The 11th Pera competition in Turkey, Musical Fireworks in Baden-Württemberg competition in Germany, 5th Stockholm Music Competition in Sweden and 2nd Long Island Scholarship Competition in the United States.

He later started his Bachelor degree at Longy School of Music in Boston, and finished his degree in Royal Conservatory of Brussels with a High-distinction diploma. Kerem Ernur is currently is a master degree student at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, in the class of the renowned pianist and pedagogue Valentina Igoshina; and continues to perform in various festivals and venues in Belgium.

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