Biography Askin Metiner – Baritone and Voice Coach




Askin Metiner was born in Istanbul / Turkey and accomplished there his school career.


Professional Education:


1976 -1984     Student at the State Conservatory


at Mustafa Iktu and Prof. Guzin Gurel.


1979                Summer academy with scholarship funded by the Austrian Government at the Mozart-Music-Academy in Salzburg, Austria.


1997-1999      Master of pedagogy for vocal music at the University Mimar Sinan in Istanbul.  Master thesis was a dissertation on


„Franz Schubert and the German vocal art in the Romantic of the 19th Century“.


Professional Achievements:


1983                3rd prize award of „Roche“ in Istanbul International Vocal Music Competition.


1984 -1987      Baritone soloist at the Istanbul State Opera.


1988 till now Baritone soloist and vocal teacher at the Izmir State Opera.


1990 -1993     Teacher for vocal art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Izmir


„Dokuz Eylül“.


1998 -2000     Speech therapist at the Otolaryngology department of the teaching hospital at the University Istanbul together with Prof. Guzin Gurel.


1997-2001      Teacher for vocal art at the Academy of Istanbul Private School.


2000 – till now Teacher for vocal art at the Izmir San-Art- Private School.


2000 -2009     Teacher for vocal art in the TOBAV (commission of the theater, opera, and ballet).


2006                Leader of the Seminar at the Mersin State Opera for vocal education.


2007-2010      Teacher for vocal art at the Izmir State Opera.


2010 – till now Entitlement as leader of the vocal training at the Izmir State Opera.


Selected Experiences:


1984    Concerts in the Austrian Council Concert Hall.


The main soloist in Christmas Oratorio (Die Geburt Christi.op.90) from composer Heinrich von Herzogenberg


and in the „Die Sieben Todsünden“(The Seven Deadly Sins) from composer Kurt Weill


1990    Recital with Pavol Virag (piano) in Izmir.


1993    Invitations of the Austrian Government.


1996    Recital with Rayna Popova (piano) in the Austrian Council Concert Hall.


1999    Recital  in the Italian Art Centre.


2005    Concert in Baku, Azerbaijan, by invitation of the Turkish Consulate in Azerbaijan.


Accompanied by Elnare Macidova on the piano and Rufat Hasanov on the Tar.


2007-2008      Concert for the honour of the Azerbaijan Independence Day together with the Azerbaijani pianist Jamile Jabbarova with Azerbaijani classic and folk music.


May 2014       Concert with students in the Izmir State Opera with the title:


„From the past to now“.


Nov. 2014        Performing arts tour with the title: „Mardin Special Concert’’ in the City of Mardin with other soloists from Ankara and Izmir.


July 2015          Workshop „functional voice training ‘’with singers of the Vienna State Opera.


March and Sep. 2016  Giving personal voice training to professional singers in Bremen / Germany.