Cihat Aşkın, as an international representator of Turkish Violin School, is one of the leading artists of Turkey today. He gave numerous concerts and recitals in America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Some names who played with Aşkın are Cobos, Dmitriev, Yoel Levi, Shiomo Mintz and Ida Haendel. Aşkın has been a jury and faculty member in many competitions and masterclasses in Turkey, Switzerland, Israel, Bulgaria, and Poland. He has been the director of Istanbul Chamber Orchestra and Filarmonia Istanbul. He has founded the Aşkın Ensemble. Aşkın is one of the founders of ITU Dr. Erol Üçer Centre for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM). Apart from his position as a university professor, he is also continuing to study with young musicians and children with his CAKA project (Cihat Askin and his Little Friends). www.cihataskin.net.