Soprano Canan Özgür, a graduate of Robert College in İstanbul, did her opera master and doctorate studies at İstanbul University National Conservatory. She studied with Prof. Güzin Gürel for her master degree and Prof. Şebnem Ünal for her doctorate degree. She gave concerts in International Summer Academy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She performed in the opera production “Elisir D’amore” of the Conservatory Arrigo Boito di Parma in Italy, where she studied within the Erasmus program. She sang as the soloist in Turkey premiere of Karl Jenkins “Stabat Mater” with İstanbul European Choir and Orchestra PrusArt conducted by Cemi’i Can Deliorman. She performed on prestigious stages such as Borusan Music House, Aya İrini Museum, Avusturya Culture Office, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Cumhurbaşkanlığı Senfoni Orkestrası Concert Hall, Aksanat, Zorlu Center PSM. Besides her musical education, she graduated from Boğaziçi University Chemical Engineering bachelor degree and Boğaziçi University Computational Sciences and Engineering master degree as research assistant. She has academic works published in journals such as BMC Structural Biology and Konservatoryum.
The professors she studied with are Burçin Savigne, Otilia Maria Radulescu İpek, Regina Schörg, Tobias Cambensy, Birgül Su Ariç, Prof. Şebnem Ünal, Anton Scharinger, Ayşe Sezerman Ünel, Adriana Cicogna, Roberto de Candia (singing); Prof. Güzin Gürel (singing pedagogy); Monica Steiner, Niels Muss, Nazzareno Luigi Todarello (stage interpretation).
Since 2012, she has been the media and communication manager, bulletin editor and board member of Choir Culture Association which represents Europa Cantat Federation in Turkey. Since 2015, she has performed in various countries with A Capella Boğaziçi. Since 2016, she has worked as a lecturer at Biruni University Speech and Language Therapy program. Since 2018, she has given concerts with her duo group Eurosanatolias which she founded with the classical guitarist Güray Alyörük. Since 2019, she has worked as a lecturer at İstanbul University State Conservatory opera/musical program, as singing teacher at Yeditepe University, and since 2020 as a lecturer at Medipol University. She knows English, German and Italian.
PROFESSORS SHE STUDIED WITH Conservatory of İstanbul University: Otilia Radulescu İpek (İstanbul State Opera soloist), Ayşe Sezerman Ünel (İstanbul State Opera soloist), Prof. Şebnem Ünal, Prof. Güzin Gürel - Singing Prof. Begüm Çelebioğlu – Piano Prof. Güzin Gürel - Singing Pedagogy Pınar Yılanlıoğlu - Lied Interpretation Prof. Güzin Gürel - Lied Literature Asst. Prof. Yeşim Gürer Oymak – Arts Management Assoc. Prof. Gülden Teztel – Stage Interpreatation Conservatory of Arrigo Boito di Parma: Adriana Cicogna - Singing Barbara Rincicotti - Piano Nazzareno Luigi Todarello - Stage and Italian Diction Monica Bisacca – Chamber Music Repertory
MASTERCLASSES SHE PARTICIPATED IN Conservatory of Mersin: Prof. Silvano Zabeo (Conservatory of G. Tartini Trieste) & Prof. Şebnem Ünal (Conservatory of İstanbul) - Recitative Interpretation (Mersin; March 9-11, 2016)
Conservatory of Arrigo Boito di Parma: Roberto de Candia - Singing Sonia Carillo Aparicio, Alicia Molina Garcia and Diana Perez Custodio (Conservatory of Malaga, Spain) - Vocal Improvisation (Parma; February 16-20, 2015) Conservatory of Vienna, 23rd International Summer Academy: Prof. Anton Scharinger - Singing Katharina Czernin - Body Work Focused on Dancing and Choreographie Otto Edelmann Community (Niels Muus, Gloria Sattel, Sylvia Saavedra-Edelmann, Peter Edelmann) - Auditioning (isaOperaVienna, Vienna; August 11-25, 2013) Conservatory of İstanbul: Prof. Silvano Zabeo (Conservatory of G. Tartini Trieste) - Recitative Interpretation (İstanbul; April 8, 12, 2013) Conservatory of İstanbul: Prof. Chu Tai Li (Conservaroty of Felice Dall’Abaco, Verona) – Singing (İstanbul; March 13, 2013) Urla Music Academy: Birgül Su Ariç (İzmir Sate Opera soloist) - Singing (İzmir-Urla; June 18-22, 2012) Conservatory of İstanbul: Prof. Rita Susovsky (Conservatory of G. Tartini Trieste) - Singing (İstanbul; March 19, 2012) 4th International Vivace Music Summer Academy: Prof. Tobias Cambensy - Singing (İzmir; July 10-17, 2011) Conservatory of Vienna, 23rd International Summer Academy: Regina Schörg - Singing Monika Steiner - Stage Interpretation Rudolf Bibl – Music Interpretation Brenda Rein - Opera Accompaniment Katharina Czernin – Breath and Body Training Gloria Sattel – Auditioning and Concert Presentation (isaOperaPragWienBudapest, Jennersdorf; July 29 – August 12, 2011)