We would like to congratulate our teacher Ali Puskulcu on winning the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
The ASCAP Foundation has been supporting musicians and encouraging their work through music education since 1975. The ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award was founded in 1979 to annually reward the best concert music composers under 30 years and support their further development in the field of composing.
Mr. Puskulcu has been teaching piano and violin at DEA Music & Art School for 2 year. His students range between 4 and 45 year olds.
Ali started to play the violin when he was 6 years old and four years later got accepted to Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in Istanbul. In 2007, Ali entered the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Dusseldorf, Germany from which he graduated in 2016 with both a Bachelor & Master of Arts Diploma. In March, 2013 Ali made his Carnegie Hall debut as the Second Prize Winner of the American Protégé Strings and Piano Competition. Throughout his career he has given numerous public performances from classical to traditional Turkish music.
His piece “Broken” was selected from over 7000 works through a juried national competition.Ali will get his recognition at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards in September.
We are very proud of Mr. Puskulcu’s success & wish him many more on his way to legacy!
You can give a listen to the award winning piece and some other works by Ali on his soundcloud.
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