Isin Cakmakcioglu

Violinist, Isin Cakmakcioglu has had an enviable international career since he completed a Bachelor of Music Degree. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has toured extensively throughout the world. He currently performs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Isin has had an enviable international career since he completed a Bachelor of Music Degree. He studied with S. Akcil at the Istanbul University Conservatorium and was awarded a State Scholarship which led to studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with G. Pichler, leader of the A. Berg Quartet. He completed a master of music degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London with M. Hasson and members of the Amadeus Quartet. He performed in music courses with O. Kagan, V. Spivakov and V. Klimov.

He won second prize in the National Violin Competition in Turkey and appeared both as soloist in chamber music concerts in Europe and Australasia. Cakmakcioglu came to Australia in 1993 and is a member of the Melbourne Symphony.

‘The audience was mesmerised - he performed with absolute commitment and the greatest of ease. From the first moment they proved to be a beautifully coordinated duo. A bravura performance.’ (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Performing as Trio Melbourne

Trio Melbourne is an ensemble comprising three outstanding artists - Roger Heagney (piano), Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin) and Rachel Atkinson (cello). It was established in 1993, and since then has performed to great critical acclaim in Australia and Europe.

20th Century Piano Trios

This CD by highly acclaimed Trio Melbourne features a stunning collection of 20th Century piano trios, including two never-before recorded pieces by Australian composers Sculthorpe and Yu.

Performer: Violin

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Peter Sculthorpe

A retrospective compilation of some of the highlights of the music of the late Peter Sculthorpe. Many favourites are included.


Ambient Voice

Ambient Voice features Dean Frenkel's haunting harmonic vocals strategically placed over and within the music of outstanding Australian composers, including Mark Clement Pollard, George Dreyfus, Andrew MacGregor and the group Invention in Time.

Performer: Violin

A Handful of Rain

Inspired by the Gamelan and Japanese Shinto music, the recent ambient work of Mark Clement Pollard is unique in its pursuit of beauty and simplicity. A Handful of Rain is the first comprehensive collection of this acclaimed Australian composer's popular style.

Performer: Violin

Classical Allusion

Julian Yu takes famous pieces from the Western musical tradition and ornaments them in the manner of Chinese folk music.

Performer: Violin