Doğa Altınok - Violinist

Doğa Altınok was born in 2000 in Turkey. She started her musical education in 2007 with Prof. Hakan Cuhadar. In 2009, she continued her violin education with Daniya Kaynova at the Cukurova University State Conservatory in Adana/Turkey.

Since then, she has been awarded various prizes at competitions, such as: the 2nd prize in the junior category of the 4th Gulden Turali National Violin Competition in 2010, and the best competitor who interpreted the piece “Filiz” by Server Acim. She has gotten 1st prize at the Berlin International Music Competition “Sforzando” in 2011. She received the second prize at the “Talents for Europe” competition held in Slovakia in 2012, and 1st prizes in the solo and chamber music categories at the Paris “We Play Together” International Music Competition in 2012.

She was awarded with the “Young Musician of the Year” (Under 17 years old) award by Andante Music Magazine within the “Donizetti Classical Music Awards”. In 2013, she was invited to Moscow by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation to perform at “Moscow Meets Friends Festival” In 2014, Doğa successfully passed the examinations of the “Highly gifted Students” class at the Universitat für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW) in Vienna.
In March 2015, she was awarded the 1st prize at the 11th International “Young Virtuosos” Competition in Sofia. Then, in May 2015 she received the 1st prize at the “Postacchini Competition” in Italy.

In April 2017 she was awarded the 1st prize at the National Young Talents competition, organized by Sedat-Güzin Gürel Art & Science foundation together with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra (IDSO), and performed Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto at the prize winners concert with IDSO.

In June 2018, she was awarded the 3rd prize at the “Odessa International Music
Competition” in Ukraine. In July 2019, Doğa received the 2nd prize at the 3rd “Ilona Feher International Violin Competition” in Budapest in March 2020. She won the 1st prize at the “13th International Grumiaux Violin Competition” in Brussels.

Doğa has performed as a soloist with the Izmir State Symphony, Antalya State Symphony, Bursa State Symphony, Presidential Symphony, Istanbul State Symphony, Orquestra de Camara de Cascais e Oeiras (Lisbon) and Odessa Philharmonic Orchestras. She has also performed recitals and chamber music concerts in Moscow, Iguazu, Tokyo, Talinn, Toulouse, Lviv, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Munich, Vienna, Milan and Prague.

Within this period, between 2013 and 2018, she continued her education with a full scholarship at the Amadeus International School in Vienna, as a student of Prof. Dora Schwarzberg. Currently, she is continuing her Master’s degree programme at the Amadeus International School in Vienna.

Between 2013 and 2018, Doğa was a scholar of Güher & Süher Pekinel’s “Young Musicians on World Stages” system and is a YMWS family member since then.