After winning the top prize at the 2015 Seoul International Music Competition, violinist Suliman Tekalli has performed throughout the U.S.A, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia, in venues that include Carnegie Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center. His performances have been broadcast live on WQXR, NPR, KBS TV in Korea, CBC Radio 3 in Canada. He has collaborated in performance with Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Donald Weilerstein, Paul Watkins, Wu Han, and David Shifrin, as well as frequent concerts with his sister, pianist Jamila Tekalli, with whom he recorded the album “Duality.”
Mr. Tekalli gave the world premiere of his composition “Mephistoccata” at the 2013 Montreal International Music Competition. That same year he received the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity from the Cleveland Institute of Music. A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Suliman Tekalli studied with Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School, and then with Joel Smirnoff at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received a masters degree. Tekalli plays a 2016 Joseph Curtin violin.