SILA ESER

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A seasoned performer as both a solo and chamber musician, and an experienced privateteacher / chamber coach, Sila Eser  won numoures prizes including. (1st prize, viola) of the British CouncilString Competition  and was awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Northern Collegeof Music in Manchester UK where she studied with Roger Benedict. She is “The Young Musician of the Year” at the Leo-Fast Festivalsandaawarded of JCI  ‘ The Most Outstanding Young Person of The World’ in Turkey.She was awarded  only classical musician of Golden Turk awards the most succesful musicians of Turkey in 2015 

 She made her solo debut in the 24th Istanbul Music Festival Young Artist Series. She was invited to play with the Mediterranean Youth Symphony Orchestra in Aix-En-ProvenceFrance as principal viola and performed at many festivals in Marseille, Orange,Paris and Cote d'Azur. She has performed at summer festivals including the Ascoli-PicenoFestival in Italy, the Norfolk Music Festival, Banff, and many others.  

 

As a chamber musician, Sila has collaborated with Edgar Meyer at the Banff Music Festival in Canada; and violist Lawrence Dutton, cellist David Finckel of the Emerson String Quartetat the Stony Brook Chamber Music Festival. She has also performed with the Tokyo StringQuartet where She has performed with an 1727 Stradivari viola (there is an only seven in the world) at the Norfolk Music Festival. As an suggestion of   Kazuhide Isomura of the Tokyo String Quartet  

Orchestrally, Sila has served as the principal violist in many orchestras in Europe; she has played with orchestras in France (such as L’Orchestre de la Mediterranée, Orange,Marseille, Cote d’Azur, and others), England (Royal Academy, Liverpool Symphony,Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), Chicago, Connecticut, 

She has performed as a viola soloist at the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Eser collabrated with Grammy winner double bassist Edgar Meyer in Banff Music Festival in Canada   

She performed Max Bruch Double concerto for viola and clarinet Jenny Ferrar with a under a Howard Grifths batton with Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra.   

 

Sila holds a Bachelor in Performance degree from the Istanbul University State Conservatory where she studied with Ani Inci, Cigdem Epikmen and Venyamin Varshavsky and a Performance Certificate’s Degree from Northern Illinois University where she studied withRichard Young of the Vermeer Quartet.  She then obtained her Master's degree at the YaleSchool of Music (where she was the first-ever Turkish violist admitted) with Jesse Levine andthe Tokyo String Quartet. She was the violist of the only winning quartet in the  Yale School of MusicChamber Society Competition. While at Yale, she also worked as a chamber music coach,working with undergraduate music students as both a chamber coach and violin /violateacher. 

 She was a recipient of the N. Eczacibasi Vakfi scholarships fromIstanbul and two years of full tuition scholarships from Northern Illinois University and YaleSchool of Music. She is pursuied a Doctoral Degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook as the only student of Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet. 

 

 As of January 2021, she had recorded mainstream CD ( [[Super Audio CD|SACD]]). The first is a collection of Henri Viuextemps Elegie for viola and piano piece, pianist by Sheng-yuan Kuan, In particular, her recording has seen great success in terms of download sales.<ref>{{cite news|title=SilaESER: Queen of the download|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment}}</ref> 

 

Sila performs on a modern viola by Alexander Tulchinsky. 

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