Batuhan Ozgokcen

 

Piano/Bassoon/Music Theory

Batuhan was born in 1989 Bursa, Turkey.

He began learning bassoon, piano and music theory in Ilker Kıroğlu's class at Uludağ University State Conservatory in 2001.

In 2004 Batuhan has joined Youth Symphony Orchestra of Uludağ University under leadership of conductor Koral Çalgan. In 2009 he was transferred to study in Erika Farkas’ bassoon class at Anadolu University State Conservatory in Eskişehir/TR.

Batuhan spent the next yar at Conservatorium Van Amsterdam, during this time he has had a pleasure of working with Royal Concertgebouw Orkest's bassoonist Jos de Lange. meanwhile in The Netherlands he has also played with orchestras such as; Philharmonia Amsterdam, Orkest aan de Amstel and Dutch National Opera Academy in Den Haag.

In 2012 Batuhan have become a member of Bursa State Symphony Orchestra (bassoon).

In 2013 he has graduated from Anadolu university State Conservatory and in 2014 began studying pedagogical formation in R.T. Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts Faculty. Batuhan has also played in orchestras such as Youth Orchestra of Anadolu University in Eskişehir and Notre Dame de Sion in Istanbul.

As he began his professional career with Bursa State Symphony Orchestra he has also began teaching piano privately.

Between September 2016 - July 2017 Batuhan has worked in a number of Private Nilufer Foundation Schools as Music teacher (tutoring in english). He worked across KS1 and KS2.

Batuhan has moved to London in 2017, and continued teaching piano across all age groups, focusing on ABRSM syllabus for piano and bassoon grades 1-8  as well as ABRSM music theory.

Same year he has taken on a music teacher role at an outstanding Catholic primary school in Uxbridge, working with all age groups from reception to KS2. His responsibility was to provide regular music class lessons as well as one to one piano lessons for ABRSM&Trinity in the school.

Currently is  teaching music across a number primary schools around London and provind individual face to face instrumental and theory lessons.