Performing Artists

Arda Cabaoğlu

Arda Cabaoğlu, D.M.A. (b.1981) is an artist, musician, music scholar, educator resides in three different continents: New York City, Helsinki, and his hometown Istanbul. As broad as his cultural background, he completed his doctoral studies at Eastman School of Music, previously studied at Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and İstanbul Technical University (MİAM) in Istanbul. Cabaoglu’s mentors include Håkan Hardenberger, James Thompson, Bo Nilsson, Olle Sjöberg, and Erden Bilgen.

As a pioneer in the genre of long durational musical performance art, Arda Cabaoğlu’s piece titled: “Forced Misophonia: BLAST BLOW PULSE” in SSM Contemporary Art Museum in Istanbul, where he performed his long durational work for 4.5 weeks and 8 hours a day, considered to be the longest musical performance in the world performed by a musical instrumentalist, as a part of AKIS/FLUX curated by Marina Abramović Institute, Hudson, NY.

Award-winning performer, appeared in numerous world premieres by composers such as Theo Chandler, Jonathan Dawe, Maxwell Dulaney, Turgut Erçetin, Dave Headlam, Evan Henry, Ibrahim Maalouf, Paul Moravec, Leif Segerstam, Daniel Pesca, Nathan Prillaman, Sangbin Rhie, David Riebe, Phil Taylor, Jeff Tyzik, and many more. A CAMPGround Festival artist since 2022 with his trumpets, Dr.Cabaoglu regularly performs historical to contemporary settings in various cities in the world. He has his own trumpet studio globally helping individuals for the development of their trumpet and artistic practices.