TURKISH     DEUTSCH           Cenk Biyik -Tenor

                                        (Jenk  Bieck- Tenor)

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BIOGRAPHY

 

     Cenk BIYIK 

   (Jenk Bieck)

                       He was born in 1978 in Istanbul. He started Moda Primary School in 1985; in the course of this period, within the structure of Adile Naşit experimental stage children’s theatre, he started to receive drama and music education under direction of Mete Akkaya. He was enrolled to Fenerbahçe High School in the year 1990. In the course of high school years, he took place in various theatrical performances as a part of the young staff of Tevfik Gelenbe Theatre. After finishing high school, he was enrolled to Opera-Singing Department of Müjdat Gezen Arts Center. He went on with his Opera-Singing Education for a period of one year at this center under direction of Ruhsar Öcal. In the year 1996, he was enrolled to Opera Singing Department of State Conservatory of Istanbul University. His studies in this school commenced with Çiçek Kurra Kanter, went on with Suat Arıkan and he graduated in the year 2002.

             He was included in Istanbul Chamber Chorus in the year 1996. He conducted studies on Madrigals, and Pre-Renaissance music under direction of conductor Yeşua Aroyo for a period of one year at this school. In the same year, he was enrolled to Cemal Reşit Rey Opera Chorus. He took place in the opera, titled “L’eliser D’amore” of G.Donizetti, and the one, titled “Özsoy”, of Ahmet Adnan Saygun. He gave recitals in Atatürk Culture Center, and Austria Culture Center.

               In the year 1999, he gave concerts in Atatürk Culture Center, Italian Culture Center, Bostancı Exhibition Center, Youth Festival in the course of Atatürk Week, held in the district of Kadıköy and Abant İzzel Baysal University.

                He participated in musical studies of Conductor Faris Akarsu in the year 2000. He took place within the scope of Bursa State Regional Symphony Orchestra and Broadway musicals concert as a soloist.  In the same year, in accompaniment of Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, he took place as a soloist in Istanbul Culture University, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Işık University Science Faculty Concert Hall. Furthermore he took place in many programmes, established by Renaissance Group, established by  Onur Koğacıoğlu. In the same year, in Rectorship of Istanbul University, he gave a concert in the ceremony, held for Mr. Süleyman Demirel, the 9th President of T.R. and Mr. Edward Schvardnadze, President of Georgia.

               In the year 2001, he took place as a soloist in three concerts in accompaniment of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Orchestra. In the same year, under direction of Professor Ramiz Melik Aslanov, he took place in Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, he played the part “Nuradin” in “Betrogene Kadı” Opera of Gluck; besides he gave a concert in the opening of Istanbul Stock Exchange.

In the year 2002, he took place in two concerts of Maltepe University as a soloist. Within the scope of “Cradle of Civilizations Turkey 2002 Culture and Arts Festival”, held by the Ministry of Culture of T.R., he took place as a soloist in İzmir State Symphony Orchestra under direction of Conductor Rengim Gökmen, in concerts, held in Samsun on the date of May 29, 2002, in Ordu Mesudiye Türk Village on the date of May 31, 2002, in Erzincan on the date of June 1, 2002, and in Trabzon, held in Trabzon on the date of June 3, 2002.

              He ranked the first in “Siemens Arts Awards”, which was held for the 4th time in April of the year 2002, and he was presented the award of Education Scholarship for a period of one year in Germany, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Opera Studio. At the same time, he want on with his education in    Karlsruhe Musichochschule(Opernschule). He conducted studies on singing techniques and Style with  Prf.Elizabeth Werres. As a consequence of his successful studies in Karlsruhe State Opera, upon proposal of the General Directorate of Opera, he executed a soloist agreement with this opera.                                                                

           Within the year 2003, he took place in Karlsruhe State Opera, “İl Tabarro” Opera of Gıacomo Puccını, “Dalibor”  Opera of Bedrich Smetana as “Vitec”, and in “Lucia Opera” of G.Donizetti as “Arturo”. Furthermore he gave many concerts in official and special occasions in other cities of Germany and Europe under sponsorship of Emirates Airlines, and Karlsruhe Wolkswagen company with pianist Conductor Carl Robert Helg and Soprano Chiristine Zoller. Under sponsorship of Karlsruhe Wolkswagen company, he took place in production of a CD, issued for the benefit of children, (Hensel Greetel) with Tenor Eduardo Villa, one of the soloists of Newyork Metropolitan  Opera, Carl Robert Helg, pianist conductor, and Soprano Chiristine Zoller. 

             He played the part “Pedrillo” in “Die Entfuhrung Ausdem Serail”(Saraydan Kız Kaçırma) Opera of W. Mozart, presented by the Director Lecturer Yekta Kara in April of the year 2004.

             In various cities of Germany and other European countries, he gave concerts and recitals. On this account, with regard to Arts in Europe, he was awarded “European Culture Award” in the year 2004, presenting Turkey to European Countries, supporting efforts of Turkey in terms of accession to European Union, submitted to successful young artists. And he obtained his award on the date of October 30 in the awards ceremony, held on the date of October 30, 2004 in Istanbul Dolmabahçe Palace from Mr. Dr. Ernest Seidel, Chairman of European Culture Foundation.

             As of the month of January of the year 2005, he played the part ”Nemorino” in ”Aşk İksiri” of G.Donizetti in Germany Karlsruhe State Opera; in the month of May, he played the part ”Rinnucco” in “Gianni Schicchi” Opera of G.Puccini; whereas the part “Lenski” in “Yevgene Onegin” Opera of P.İ. Tschaikovski in the month of June. Within the same year, he played the part Pedrillo as a guest artist in the play, titled Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Saraydan Kız kaçırma), in Germany Halla State opera.

             In Bayern Münıh-Schalke 04 Germany Cup Final Game, played in Berlin Olympic Stadium in the year in the year 2005, he sang the National Anthem of Germany in accompaniment of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

           As of the month of December and the month of January of the year 2005, in “Die Entfuhrung Ausdem Serail”( Saraydan Kız Kaçırma) Opera of W. Mozart, he played the part “Pedrillo” as well as the part “Arbaces “ in “Idomeneo”  Opera of W. Mozart.

          In the month of May of the year 2006, in Italy Udine Teatro Nuovo Giovanni and Trieste  Teatro Verdi  Die  Entführung aus dem Serail(Saraydan Kız Kaçırma) Opera, he played the part Pedrillo as a Guest Artist.

           In the month of June of the year 2006, within the scope of the 34th Istanbul Music Festival, he played the part Pedrillo in the play, titled Dıe Entführung aus dem Serail , held in Topkapı Palace.

          In the month of January of the year 2007, he gave a concert in Dusseldorf at an UEFA night.

         In the months of June and July of the year 2007, the played the part “Cassio” in Otello of G. Verdi in Badısches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

          At the opening of International Artistic Gymnastics Championship, held in Stuttgart on the date of September 1, 2007, he presented a live performance in representation of International Classical Music within the scope of the Exhibition Programme, prepared by Enno İlka Uhde, the German Exhibition Designer, Director.          

          Bıyık gave concerts in various cities of Switzerland, Austria , Italy, France, and Germany.

        On the date of September 7, 2007, at the opening of Austria Klagenfurt Stadium he gave a concert.

         On the date of September 30, 2007, at the opening of Porsche Tenis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, he gave a concert.

        On the date of October 7, 2007, at the opening of Porsche Tenis Grand Prix  in Stuttgart, he gave a concert.

        On the date of October 13, 2007, he gave a concert in Ball der Sterne in Mannheim Rosengarten.

        In November 2007, within the scope of Sport Presball, held in Alteroper, he gave a concert.

        On the date of December 27, 2007,  within the scope of the 10th Soprano Zehra Yıldız Memorial, held by Zehra Yıldız Culture and Arts Foundation traditionally, he presented a live performance as a guest in Istanbul Atatürk Culture Center.

        Within the scope of GALA CONCERT programme, held on the date of June 7, 2008, of the 15th ASPENDOS INTERNATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET FESTIVAL, organized by the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet of the Ministry of Culture of Turkish Republic, he presented a live performance in accompaniment of Ankara State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Chorus.

        On the dates of July 5, 6, 2008, as a guest artist, he played the part Don  Jose within the scope of Carmen opera of Georges Bizet, which was directed by Peter Pacher in Stadt Gerlingen (Stuttgart).

        On the date of September 10, 2008, he gave a concert at the opening of O2 World Arena sports hall in Berlin.

         Bıyık played the part Cassio in Otello Opera of G. Verdi in Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as a Guest Artist on the dates of March 5, April 3, and May 15, 27, and 31 of the year 2009. 

               In 2009-2010 Academic Year, he was entitled to study for Master Degree within the scope of Performing Arts, Opera Art Department of the Social Sciences Institute State Conservatory of Istanbul University. He conducts his singing studies here under instructions of Prof. Güzin Gürel.

        He played the part “Pedrillo” in Saraydan Kız Kaçırma  of W. A. Mozart, presented by Istanbul State Opera and Ballet on the dates of September 16, 17, 19 at Istanbul Yıldız Palace, and directed by Yekta Kara.

        He played the part “Rodolfo” of G. Puccini’s Opera La Bohème, produced by the İstanbul State Opera and Ballet for the 2009-2010 Season and staged in Kadıköy Municipality’s Süreyya Opera Stage on 11, 14 November 2009 – 12 December 2009 – 3, 5 February 2010 – 9, 10 April 2010.

        Performed as Soloist in the İstanbul State Opera and Ballet’s New Year Concert held at Kadıköy Municipality’s Süreyya Opera Stage on 29 December 2009 – 30 December 2009 – 3 January 2010, and in the Spring Concert held on 16, 17, 24 April 2010.

        Through the agreement he made with Volksoper Wien, Bıyık, for the first time using the stage name “Jenk Bieck”, sang “Alfredo Germont” from G. Verdi’s Opera La Traviata, as guest artist on 18, 22 June 2010.

       Performed concerts between 1 – 10 July 2010 at South Korea cities of Seoul, Chuncheon,  Su Won,  Dae Gu ca. and Jin Jiu. 

       Sang “Mario Cavaradossi” at Volskoper Wien on 10, 14, 17, 24 September, 19 October 2010 during the performance of Puccini’s Opera Tosca.

       Sang “Cassio” at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Germany on 3 October, 3 November 2010 and 9 January 2011 during the performance of G. Verdi’s opera Otello.  

       Bıyık performed the national anthems of both countries at the Germany-Turkey international football game held in the Olympiastadion at Berlin, on October 8, 2010. 

       Bıyık gave a live performance during the XIII. Zehra Yıldız Commemoration Night held by “Zehra Yıldız Cultural Foundation” at the Kadıköy Caddebostan Cultural Center on December 15, 2010 and at the Kartal Bülent Ecevit Cultural Center on December 16, 2010.  

       Performed as Soloist in the İstanbul State Opera and Ballet’s New Year Concert held at Kadıköy Municipality’s Süreyya Opera Stage on 30 December 2010, 2 January 2011,  and at Beşiktaş Fulya Art Center Hall on January 5, 2011.

    He played the part  “Pedrillo” of W. Mozart’s Opera Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail, whose stage direction was carried out by Yekta Kara, staged at the Ankara Opera Stage on December 22, 2010 and January 24, 2011.   

                               Bıyık, sang “Duca” of G. Verdi’s Opera Rigoletto at Volksoper Wien on 27-30 March 2011, 4-14 April 2011.

        He played”Pedrillo” in Die Endfuhrung Aus Dem Serail in South Korea,at 2011 (13-15 October) Daegu International Opera Festival.....

       Bıyık,sang “Pinkerton”  of G.Puccini’s  Opera Madama Butterfly at Volksoper Wien on 22-29 November 2011 -02-16 December 2011.

      He took place as a soloist in the new Year concert with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra on the date of  January 1, 2012 in Warsaw..

       On the date of March 8, 2012,he played “Pan” in  the Ears of Midas of Ferit Tüzün in accompaniment  of Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra under direction of conductor Gürer Aykal.(in The İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar  Congress  and Exibition Centre)

      He played “Majordomo” in “Ariadne on  Naxos” Opera of Richard Strauss at Kadikoy Sureyya Opera Stage,on 14,17,19,21 April,2012 and on 16,17,18,19 January 2013.

       He played the part “Alfred” of Johann Strauss’ Operet “Die Fledermaus ,produced by the Ankara State Opera and Ballet for the 2013-2014- 2015 season and staged at the Ankara Opera stage on December,28  (premier),30, 2013 - 01,12 February, 3 March, 2014.

          On the  date  of March,01,05,2014, he played the part  “Pedrillo” in “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” of .W.A. Mozart presented by Ankara State Opera and staged at the Ankara Opera Stage…

          On the date of May,13,2014  he took place as a soloist in L. Beethoven’s ,9.Symphony,under direction of  conductor ,Rengim Gökmen at Zorlu Center …    

      He took place as a soloist in L. Beethoven’s 9.Symphony with the Bursa State Symphony Orchestra.on 28 February ,2015.(under  direction of conductor Naci Özgüç )

       Biyik, will sing in Un Ballo In Maschera on 08,09,June,2015 and  take place in L’Elisir D’amore ,October,2015 .He will play in “Judgment of Midas”( a modern opera ) from Kamran İnce , on  10-11 June ,2015 in İstanbul Opera Festival.

       He gives the Stage lessons at Eskişehir Anadolu University, State Conservatory at present.

           At present he has a contract as a soloist in the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet and also he currently gives concerts in important Art Centers of Europe and performs as guest artist in Turkish and European Operas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

                                                                                                                

                                                                                  07.02.2015