Evren Ozel began his musical studies at age 3 at MacPhail Center for Music in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He has performed with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Boston Pops. He has taken masterclasses from Andras Schiff, Richard Goode, Paul Lewis, and other notable artists. His achievements include scholarships from the Chopin Foundation and the YoungArts Foundation, first prize at the 2016 Boston Symphony Concerto Competition, second prize at the 2016 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, and second prize as well as the Mozart and Chopin special prizes at the 2018 Dublin International Competition.
He has performed three times on NPR’s From the Top, and has participated in festivals such as Marlboro Music Festival and ChamberFest Cleveland. He has previously studied piano with Paul Wirth, theory and composition with Sarah Miller, and conducting with Courtney Lewis. In 2014, Ozel moved to Massachusetts, attending Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
After graduating from Walnut Hill in 2017, he matriculated to New England Conservatory, where he currently studies with Wha Kyung Byun.