cropped-Screenshot_1.jpgTuncer Önder was born in Turkey. He started classical guitar at the age of 14. He studied classical guitar with Soner Egesel, Kagan Korad and Kursat Terci At Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in Turkey. He graduated  in 2004. After his study in Turkey, he started to practice classical guitar with Lex Eisenhardt at Conservatory of Amsterdam in Holland and graduated in 2007. During his study in Holland, he wrote a thesis about Fretless classical guitar. He made his doctorate in Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in Istanbul where he studied with Erdem Sökmen and graduated in 2012. He gave several concerts in Turkey and abroad with ensembles and as a solo artist with both fretless and standart classical guitar. He was attended to many masterclasses of Costas Cotsiolis, Marco Socias, David Russell, Tilman Hoppstock, Hubbert kappel, Alfonso Moreno, Aniello Desiderio, Fred Jacobs and Zoran Dukic. He teached classical guitar at Hacettepe University State Conservatory in Ankara and the Musicology depertment of Trabzon University State Conservatory in Trabzon.  In addition, He has been prepared and hosted a radio show that is sophisticated on classical music between 2014- 2016 in Trabzon, Turkey. In 2018, his book “Gomidas Vartabed Arrangements For Classical Guitar: His Collected and Original Works” was published by Bemol Music in Turkey. He participated in many national and international symposiums and served as founding member. His articles were published in  international journals.  He has taught classical guitar at Trabzon University State Concervatory between 2013 and 2020. In 2021, his album ” Gomidas Vartabed For Classical Guitar” was released from Ahenk Music Production. Recently, he is teaching classical guitar and classical guitar history as the head of Classical Guitar Department at Kocaeli University State Conservatory in Turkey.

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