_MG_0961Burak Onur Erdem

Burak Onur Erdem has a bachelor in Political Science and a master of arts in Music Theory. He continues his doctoral studies on Conducting in ITU Center for Advanced Studies in Music in Istanbul, where he also works as a researcher.

He has initiated many choral projects in Turkey, including choral festivals, conducting courses and choir exchanges. Being one of the founders of Choral Culture Association, he pursues innovation in Turkish choral life.

He has conducted university choirs and appeared as a guest conductor in Turkey and abroad. Istanbul-based chamber choir Rezonans is his main choral ensemble.

His musical background dates back to prizes in Jugend Musiziert competitions, and his choral experience is strengthened by international masterclasses of acclaimed conductors. Tutors he actively worked with include Anders Eby, Volker Hempfling, Denes Szabo and Elisenda Carrasco.