Emre Engin, born in Turkey in 1991, started playing the violin at Uludağ University State Conservatory under Özgür Özkök in 2001. He gave his first recital in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul with the “Cihat Aşkın and Little Friends” project. Emre participated in many masterclasses all over the world such as Keshet Eilon and New Virtuosi. He had a chance to study with many outstanding violinists including Shlomo Mintz, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Vadim Gluzman, Ani Schnarch and Jan Repko in these masterclasses.
He performed J.S. Bach Double Violin Concerto with Cihat Aşkın in a series of concerts in many cities all around Turkey and Violin Concerto in A minor with the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in Aspendos Antique Theatre at the age of 13.
He performed Sarasate Carmen Fantasy with the Bursa Regional State Symphony Orchestra successfully in 2007. After the concert the local press made quite a few publicity programmes about him. He was invited to give a recital in the “Tunisia Young Virtuosos Festival” in 2009. He had an invitation for another concert as well as high praises after the recital.
He made the world premier of “The dream of Gilgamesh” which is dedicated to himself by the composer Mesruh Savaş, one of the most brilliant contemporary composers in Turkey with the “Aşkın Ensemble” conducted by Cihat Aşkın in 2010.
He played with the Samsun State Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra in a charity concert organized by the “Contemporary Education Foundation” in Hagia Irini Concert Hall in 2010.
Emre Engin has been studying with Itzhak Rashkovsy in the first year of undergraduate programme at the Royal College of Music. In June 2011 for the end of year exams Emre got a Distinction with Outstanding grade for his performances.