Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1991, started his music education in Istanbul in 2002 at the Istanbul University State Conservatory in the class of Ceyhun Saklar. After his education at the secondary and high school, continued in Erdem Sökmen’s class and graduated with honors in 2013.
In 2016 Tuna Tandoruk was accepted to Prof. Laura Young’s class at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg to study for his Master’s degree. After graduating in 2019 he did his Post Graduate studies with Prof. Laura Young at the same university and graduated in 2021.
Having worked with international classical guitar virtuosos and composers, e.g. David Russell, Roland Dyens, Frederik Munk Larsen, Eugine Becherucci, Pierluigi Corona, Sandro Torlontano and Heike Mätlik in their masterclasses, also studied early music with Hans Brüderl and worked on contemporary music with Simone Fontanelli.
During his education, he played in many chamber music and solo concerts in Turkey, Austria, and Germany. In 2011, in the 3. Bosch Young Classical Musicians Festival, he and Gökhan Arslan premiered the composition Counterpoint composed for two guitars by Sonat Mutver.
Tandoruk had a solo concert in 2014 at the Akbank Art Festival. Same year he won the 3rd prize at the CRR Guitar Competition at the Cemal Resit Rey Music Festival in Istanbul. One year later he played duo with Armağan Ercan and a solo concert at the Bozcaada Jazz Festival, together with great Turkish musicians and singers such as, Cenk Erdoğan, Ceylan Ertem, Dilara Sakpınar, Nil İpek, Gaye Su Akyol, Can Güngör and Biz performing at the festival.
Following closely, he took part in a guitar quintet for the premiere of Can Bilir’s compositions “Ilk (Initial)” and “Sonraki (Subsequent)” under the baton of Can Bilir with Ceren Baran, Gökhan Arslan, Ertuğrul Berk Ataman and Saygın Aykan at the Bilkent Guitar Festival in Ankara.
In 2017 he moved to Salzburg, Austria, where he gave a duo concert as member of the Bosphorus Guitar Duo with Berk Günay at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. Between the years of 2017-2019, he became a member of the La Strada Trio and played many concerts in Linz. He also took a part as a guitarist in a Tango Quintet, called Project 332 and played in recordings and concerts in Austria and Germany.
Tuna Tandoruk is pursuing his solo and chamber music career in Turkey and abroad, also tutoring guitar students as well.