Veriko Tchumburidze, violin
Dorukhan Doruk, cello
Can Çakmur, piano
Trio Vecando consists of three prize-winning artists: Veriko Tchumburidze, the winner of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition; Dorukhan Doruk, the second prizewinner of the 2015 Witold Lutoslawski Cello Competition and Solo-Cellist of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker; and Can Çakmur, the winner of the 2018 Hamamatsu Piano Competition. Having already performed together in Turkey and in many prestigious halls in Europe, the musicians can look back on more than 10 years of musical collaboration and friendship before establishing Trio Vecando. At a very early age, they became a part of G&S Pekinel Young Musicians on World Stages in Turkey, where they first shared the same stage. Beyond their friendship, their natural synergy on stage and their desire to deepen their common musical language resulted in the formation of Trio Vecando.
Since winning the 2016 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition at the age of 20, Veriko Tchumburidze has built a reputation as a captivating soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist, regularly appearing with the world’s leading orchestras, from the Warsaw Philharmonic to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in legendary venues such as Carnegie Hall and KKL Luzern. “She is a breath of the future,” said Andrzej Wituski, the competition’s director, “She brings us closer to the world of her own imagination.” Veriko’s chamber music partners have included Quatuor Ebène, Marc-André Hamelin, and Sol Gabetta. Since 2016, Veriko Tchumburidze has been playing a Giambattista Guadagnini violin made in Milan in 1756, generously loaned by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
Dorukhan Doruk, a prize winner of various international competitions, including the “X. Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition,” has already appeared in major concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Victoria Hall Geneva, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, and prestigious festivals like the Verbier Festival and the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. Dorukhan’s latest CD release from Genuin, titled “Elusive Lights,” received unanimous praise from critics and was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award. He is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, having performed with orchestras throughout Europe and Asia, and collaborated with artists such as Fazıl Say, İdil Biret, and David Geringas. He currently serves as the solo cellist of the Tonhalle Düsseldorf.
Can Çakmur, pronounced as “Djahn Tchakmur,” described by Jean-Charles Hoffele as “one of the most beautiful pianists of our time,” is the first prize winner of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018, where he also won the Chamber Music Prize, and the Scottish International Piano Competition in 2017. His recordings for the label BIS have won multiple accolades, including Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica, two consecutive ICMA Awards, and many more. Can is currently working on an 11-volume survey of Schubert’s complete major piano works (fragments excluded) along with works by other composers inspired by Schubert’s music. Besides his concert performances that have taken him from Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris to Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Can serves as a professor for piano at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
LocksBridge Artist Management represents Trio Vecando for worldwide general management.