Suliman Tekalli

Suliman Tekalli, violin (New York, NY), is a top prize winner of the 2015 Seoul International Music Competition. He has performed in major concert venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia such as Carnegie Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center. His performances have been broadcasted on live KBS TV in Korea, Montreal Canada's CBC Radio 3, WQXR and NPR. Suliman has performed at Music@Menlo and the Banff Centre, collaborating with artists such as Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, Paul Watkins, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and Wu Han. He has also frequently concertized with his sibling pianist Jamila Tekalli with whom he has recorded an album entitled "Duality". Suliman gave the world premiere of his composition “Mephistoccata” at the 2013 Montreal International Music Competition, receiving the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity from the Cleveland Institute of Music that same year. A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Suliman attended the Juilliard School's B.M. program studying with Hyo Kang, as well as Sergiu Schwartz at the Schwob School of Music, and received a M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Joel Smirnoff. Past Yellow Barn musician (Summer 2013-2014, 2017).