He won the DAAD scholarship and continued his study at the Berlin Music Academy with Mariana Schmidt Krickeberg and Regina Hervig. After completing his master’s degree, he went back to Turkey. Akyol has performed in Turkey and abroad, and given many concerts with several orchestras and chamber orchestras such as the Berlin Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra (R.S.B) and the Dresden StaatsKapelle, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli. Akyol has also participated in many music festivals such as the Salzburg Music Festival, the Wien Modern, BBC Proms and the Amsterdam Mahler Festival.
He has performed with international youth orchestras as well: Orchestra des Jeunes de la Mediterranee, Jeunes Musicales Weltorchester and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Akyol has played with famous conductors such as Peter Eötvös, Michael Gielen, Yakov Kreisberg, Richardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink and James Judd. Akyol has also participated in many TV and radio programs. There are three works which were dedicated to Akyol: “Harp Concerto” (Nejat Başeğmezler); “A piece for solo harp and violin” (Orhan Şalliel); “Instant Dream for solo harp” (Mahir Çetiz).
Akyol performed as a solo harpist with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Izmir State Orchestra, Çukurova State Orchestra, Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Milli Reasürans and Borusan Chamber Orchestra. Akyol is a member of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and teaches at Çukurova University. Reference: web2.deu.edu.tr; musicopat.com; egitim.cu.edu.tr Country:Turkey Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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