Kıvanç Tire-Violin, Born in Nazilli in 1989, Kıvanç is now the first Turkish musician to be accepted into the 234 year old Gewandhaus Orkester, the oldest civic orchestra in the world. In 2000 he was accepted to the Ankara Hacettepe University State Conservatory to study violin under Prof. Murat Tamer. In 2003 he took to the stage as a soloist for Fazıl Say’s “Metin Altıok Requiem” oratorio. Following a successful completion of the Akademi Datça music course in 2007 where he was chosen for the star students orchestra, he performed Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. 2007-2008 he joined the National Youth Symphony Orchestra as member of the first violins for concert tours abroad and at home. In 2011 he was head of the second violins of the same orchestra. He won the Yamaha National Instrument Competition and subsequently joined the Young Musicians on World Stages project created by Güher and Süher Pekinel. Tire then was accepted into the Masters programme at the Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschule Musik und Theater.