Sonat Sözer
Artist's Title
The Izmir State Symphony Orchestra
Instruments Select
Maesta 10K Gold



Sonat Sözer, started playing the flute in 1994 at the age of 14, at Izmir Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory where he worked with Professor Cahit Koparal and Associate Professor Çiler Akıncı. After graduation from the high school section of the Conservatory, he was admitted to Ecole Nationale de Musique Conservatoire Marcel Dupré in Paris and had the opportunity to be a student of Professor François Veilhan. He completed the “Supérior” flute class with the highest degree (medailled’or) in 1999 and continued his education with Professor Veilhan in “Perfectionnement” class. 

After graduation from the “Perfectionnement” flute class with a top degree (mentiontresbien) in 2001 he began to study with Professor Philippe Lesgourges at Conservatoire Nationale Regional de Saint Maur in Paris. The artist participated at the masterclass of Sir James Galway in 2008. He also participated in several workshops with Bülent Evcil and Rafaele Trevisani. 

Sonat Sözer has played at CRR Symphony Orchestra and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra between 2005-2008. He also gave many chamber music and solo concerts. In addition to his continuous recitals and chamber music performances, Sonat Sözer has performed as soloist with the premier symphonic orchestras in Turkey. 

For the time being, he plays at The Izmir State Symphony Orchestra as co-principal flute and he also teaches flute at Izmir State Conservatory.