Atlantic Classical Orchestra cellist Aziz Sapaev has been engaged in solo concerts in prestigious concert halls such as the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia, and the CRR concert hall in Istanbul, Turkey. Actively involved in chamber music performances, Aziz has performed with leading Turkish musicians such As Gülşen Tatu, Rüşen Güneş and Özcan Ulucan. As an orchestra musician, Mr. Sapaev has played under baton of Jon Robertson, George A. Schram, Ramon Tebar and Daniel Oren. As a Member of ALUES string quartet, in March 2007, he performed the World Premiere of Bruce Polay’s String Quartet commissioned by Lynn University. Mr. Sapaev’s competition awards include First Prize in the First International Young Musicians’ competition held in Turkey, first prize in the National Cello Competition in Edirne, Turkey, and third prize in the 5th International Young Musical Talents competition held in Sofia Bulgaria. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan into a family of musicians, Mr. Sapaev started his cello studies as a 13 year old at Uspenskiy’s School for Musically Gifted Children in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The next year he was invited to Trakya University in Turkey where he completed his middle-school and high-school education. During this time he was also engaged in solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts throughout Turkey.