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Volkan Mete Yalcin is a Turkish violinist and conductor. He was born in Ankara in 1968. He is son of Metin Yalcin, former trombone group chief in Presidential Symphony Orchestrate and brother of Julide Yalcin Dittgen, concert-maister of Presidential Symphony Orchestra. Conducting various orchestrates, Yalcin still serves as the first violinist in Presidential Symphony Orchestrate.

Early life and studies

Yalcin began his musical training on violin with Prof. Murat Tamer at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in 1979. He studied with Hungarian violinist Konstantin Menyhert for one year. He successfully graduated from Prof. Tamer’s class in 1989 and joined Presidential Symphony Orchestra in the same year. Yalcin studied with Ruggiero Ricci and Dénes Zsigmondy at Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg in 1990. After being awarded a scholarship by Austrian government, he studied at Academy of Music in Vienna for 4 years and graduated from the class of Prof. Hertha Binder. He attended to conductorship seminars of Karl Österreicher. He completed his Conductor and Master Conductor diplomas at New Bulgarian University.



He passed the exams for Presidential Symphony Orchestra in 1989. He served as concert-maister for Vienna Music Academy Symphony Orchestrate in Austria, Danube Chamber Orchestra, Strauss Chamber Orchestrate and various chamber communities; he gave solo performances in Austria, Poland, Italy, and Hungary. Yalcin has conducted Vratsa State Philharmonic, Cukurova State Symphony, Vienna Schloss Schönbrunn, and Wiener Klassik orchestras. He conducted Vienna Schloss Schönbrunn orchestra and Wiener Klassik in the opening of International Side Music Festival in Antalya in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2015 he also conducted Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra accompanied with Pandora band. He has performed as concert-maister and conductor of Vienna Walzer Orchestra in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Hungary, and Vienna since 1996.

Selected Past Events

Wiener Klassik Orchester at Side Art&Culture Festival, 2013


ÇDSO Genç Kuşak Solistleri, 2012

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