Cansu Sara Takmaz

Cansu Sara Takmaz is 12 years old and comes from Antalya, Turkey. She started
playing the violin with her lecturer Mrs. Guljahan BABAYEVA SOLAK at the
Akdeniz University Antalya State Conservatory for Music and Performing Arts at
the age of six. Her passion and enthusiasm for the violin as well as the hard work
soon led her from the beginner’s songs to the demanding repertoire. Cansu took
part in several masterclasses (see below). When she was nine she became part of
the Akdeniz University Children Symphony Orchestra. Cansu Sara has her debut
as a Soloist with the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10. She is
currently continuing her studies at Akdeniz University Antalya State Conservatory
for Music and Performing Arts in grade 7 and is member of the Akdeniz University
Children Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra “Akdeniz Camerata”.

Competition and Awards:
March 2017 – International “Harmony” Competition (2nd Prize) – GEORGIA
April 2017 – International Young Talents Competition “UGY” (Prize for

Youngest Competitor and 3rd Prize) – TURKEY
March 2019 – IV Paris International Music Competition (2nd Prize) – FRANCE
April 2019 – Soloist with the Antalya State Symphony Orchestra – TURKEY
November 2019 – Kamerton-Soloist International Competition for Performing Arts
(1st Prize with opportunity to give a concert) – ARMENIA
December 2019 – Winner of the 5th International Stage4Kids Festival – GERMANY
February 2020 – Concert in the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg – GERMANY
September 2020 – V ODIN International Music Competition (2nd Prize) – ESTONIA
October 2020 – 30th Young Musician Int. Competition “Citta die Barletta” (1st

Prize) – ITALY

December 2020 – Music and Stars Awards Competition (2nd Prize) – ESTONIA
December 2020 – Danubia Talents International Music Competition (3rd Prize) –

HUNGARY

January 2021 – Music e-Contest (Gold Award) – HONG KONG
January 2021 – International Competition of Music & Arts “Slavic Meetings” (1st

Prize) – RUSSIA

February 2021 – International Competition of Music “Vienna Waltz” (1st Prize) –

AUSTRIA

February 2021 – International Instrumental Performance Competition (3rd

Prize) – POLAND

March 2021 – International Competition of Music “Tokyo Stars” (1st Prize) –

JAPAN

March 2021 – London Young Musician Competition (2nd Prize) – UK
March 2021 – International Music Competition “Amigdala” (2nd Prize) – ITALY
March 2021 – Winner of the 6th International Stage4Kids Festival – GERMANY
April 2021 – “IMKA” Internet Music Competiton (1st Prize) – BOSNIA

HERZEGOVINA

Masterclasses:

  • Prof. Dr. Cihat Aşkın (founder of CAKA),
  • Prof. İldiko Moog,
  • Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Zafer,
  • Assoc. Prof. Sevil Ulucan-Weinstein,
  • Esen Kıvrak
Cansu Sara Takmaz

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