YouTube Email

Performs On:

602 RH


Artist Bio

Ayça Çetin (USA)

Flutist Ayça Çetin has performed in Bulgaria, England, Italy, Kosovo, Turkey, and throughout the United States. Praised by Leone Buyse, former principal flutist of Boston Symphony Orchestra as having “excellent intonation, fine timbral blend, impeccable articulation, brilliant technical command, and very personal musical language,” Ms. Çetin finds and continues her passion in performing, commissioning new music, and teaching. She is a founding member of Duo Esplanade (flute, clarinet) and Cosmos New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano).

An avid soloist and chamber musician, she has made appearances at Carnegie Weill Hall, festivals and conventions including the International Eskisehir Music Festival, International Mersin Music Festival, The National Flute Association, Flute Sounds Festival, British Flute Society, Falaut Festival, Chicago Flute Club, Florida Flute Association, New York Flute Club, and Hot Springs Music Festival. Ms. Çetin frequently holds residencies and gives masterclasses across the U.S. and Europe. Her recent workshop on new music and improvisation at Carnegie Hall at Resnick Education Wing was one of the highlights in Duo Esplanade’s season 16-17.

Shortly after coming to the U.S. for her graduate studies and with interest towards American culture, she has received several awards and prizes, among them: 2015 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Flute Merit Award Competition, 2014 NFA Masterclass Performers Competition, and 2012 NFA Convention Performers Competition. Ayça was also chosen as one of the finalists of 2015 New York Flute Club Competition and quarter finalists at 2014 NFA Young Artist Competition.

A strong advocate of contemporary and world music, she has worked with Louis Andriessen, Gunther Schuller, and David Gillingham, and has commissioned and premiered solo and chamber works by several composers. Taking part in the “Ruhnuvaz” concert series for four years, she recorded and released a Turkish music album with the founder of the Ruhnuvaz concert series Mehmet Refik Kaya titled “Subh-u Seher” in 2011. In addition to playing Turkish and Eastern European music in various chamber groups, she was hand-selected to perform alongside virtuoso Greek singer Mario Frangoulis for his 2014 concert tour.

Ayça has played with Ocala Symphony Orchestra (FL), Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (FL), Tallahassee Community Chorus Orchestra (FL) and Longwood Symphony Orchestra (MA). Her primary teachers and mentors include Eva Amsler, Linda Toote, Joanna White and Vieri Bottazzini. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Ms. Çetin served as a teaching assistant at both Florida State University (DMA) and Central Michigan University (MM). She is also a graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory in Istanbul.

Artist Interview

Ayça Çetin (USA)

Miyazawa’s Artist Profiles