Ates Kirkan

Bassoonist bassoonAtes Kirkan has established himself as one of Ireland’s most exciting pedagogues. Born in Turkey, Ates studied in the Royal Northern College of Music and the Faculty of Music and the Performing Arts, Ankara. He has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Orchestra of St Cecelia and is a popular tutor in the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.