Fazli Orhun ORHON, conductor - Born in Ankara, Turkiye in 1977; Orhon started studying composition in the class of Elhan Bakihanov at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of Bilkent University. In 2001 he was accepted to the composition class of Rainer Boesch at International Music Academy of Annemasse in France. Returning back to Bilkent University in 2003 Orhon started studying orchestral conducting with maestro Gürer Aykal. By 2006 he started teaching at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts and in 2007 he became the assitant conductor of Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra. Composing regularly as well, Orhon got third and second prizes in Dr. Nejat Eczacıbaşı National Composition Contest, respectively in 2006 and 2008. Between 2006 and 2009 he became a member of Çankaya Municipality , Center of Modern Arts , Music Council where the first regular chamber music concerts of Ankara were organized for three years. During this period, many Turkish Chamber Works were recorded and staged for the first time. As a forthcoming conductor of his generation, Orhon has been credited for his diverse repetoire ranging from modern chamber music to large orchestral music. He also made the first recordings and world premiers of many Turkish Composers’ Works. Orhon participated as assistant conductor in international projects like the World Youth Orchestra and Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra. C urrently he is teaching both at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of Bilkent University and Hacettepe Conservatory in Ankara along with his post as general music director of Ankara Philharmonic Orchestra.