Füsun Köksal

The Turkish composer Füsun Köksal studied with Krzysztof Meyer in Cologne, subsequently graduating from the University of Chicago. Later she worked as a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and at Middlebury College. Today she holds a professorship in composition at Izmir University. Köksal’s compositions have been performed at many international festivals, for example MaerzMusik in Berlin, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, Forum Neuer Musik in Vienna and the New Music Days in Bilkent, Turkey. In recent years, the orchestral compositions Pendular (2014) and In Par-en-Thesis (2016) stand out. Her String Quartet No. 1 (2008), Around Circles for solo clarinet (2006), Deux visions for mixed sextet (2009), Shiftings for bass clarinet and percussion (2014) and Dances of the Black Sea for solo flute (2013) have been performed widely.