Pianist Evren Ozel performs frequently throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. His playing has earned him success in several major piano competitions, such as the Dublin Competition, the Cooper Competition, and the U.S. National Chopin Competition, the last of which secured him a spot in the biggest piano competition in the world: the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, where he participated in October 2021 and advanced to the quarter-final stage.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Ozel has performed at Marlboro Music Festival (with artists including Jonathan Biss and Joseph Lin) and ChamberFest Cleveland (with Franklin Cohen and Peter Wiley), and performed twice with the Jupiter Chamber Players in NYC, who specialize in non-standard repertoire. Performance venues include apartments in Boston via Groupmuse as well as places like Boston’s Symphony Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Ozel is currently in the Master of Music program at New England Conservatory, where he has been a student of Wha Kyung Byun since 2014. He is represented by Concert Artists Guild as an Ambassador Prize winner of their 2021 Victor Elmaleh Competition.
Mr. Ozel performed with The Orchestra Now on February 11 & 12, 2023.
Bio: January 2023