Mr. Orhon has performed with internationally recognized musicians including Gary Karr, Fazil Say, and the Emerson String Quartet, and has been a soloist with the Adana and Bursa State Symphony Orchestras (Turkey), the El Paso, Cedar Rapids, and Hartford Symphony Orchestras, The Connecticut Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and New Britain Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Orhon has been a guest with the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival (NY), the Saint Vincent College Chamber Music Series (PA), and the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. He has also performed at prestigious festivals including the Montreux, Saint Denis-Paris, Antibes, Montpellier, Istanbul, and Izmir jazz festivals. As an orchestra musician, performed with the Detroit Symphony, Hartford Symphony and Connecticut Opera Orchestras.
As a pedagogue, Mr. Orhon has been an invited clinician to workshops across the U.S. and abroad, including conferences for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the International Society of Bassists. He has given recitals and master classes at institutions including the Bursa State Conservatory and Eskisehir Anatolian University (Turkey), Arizona State University, University of Michigan, Butler University, and Northwestern University. He has served on the faculties of the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, The Hartt School Community Division of the University of Hartford, Kinhaven Music School (VT) and Summer Strings Music Festival in Pocatello, Idaho.
Born and raised in Turkey, Mr. Orhon began playing the double bass at the age of 12, and spent much of his youth touring Europe with the Mediterranean Youth Soloists. After receiving his bachelor's degree from the Ankara State Conservatory under the tutelage of Tahir Sumer, he became a member of the Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra. In 1991, Mr. Orhon came to the United States to continue his studies with Gary Karr at The Hartt School of Music, where he earned an Artist Diploma and Master of Music.
Mr. Orhon is currently the assistant professor of double bass at The University of Iowa and principal double bass in the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He is a D'Addario Diamond Performing Artist.
Check out the artist's website:
1. David Anderson Seven Double Bass Duets Kibbles & Kibitz
2. Parade of the Politically Prudent Pigs
3. Gustav's 11 O'clock Dance
4. Schqweik Fahrt
6. Blue Cheeze
7. Rush Hour
8. George Frederic Handel Sonata in g minor, Op.2 No.8 Andante
12. Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
13. J.S.Bach Chorale Prelude on Erbarm' Dich Mein, O Here Gott
14. Edward Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations
15. Thomas Schuttenhelm Notes from Uncommon Ascent Prelude
16. Scherzo No.1
18. Scherzo No.2
19. Heitor Villa-Lobos Aria (Cantilena) from Bachianas Brasileiras
20. Hans Peter Nielsen Skovtrolden