Yasin Tuna Kurşunlu


Lycée Saint-Joseph '20
University of Toronto '24


2015 2020
Lycée Français Saint-Joseph d'Istanbul
Istanbul / Turkey
• Diploma: Turkish High School • Track: Math – Science
2012 2019
The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music
• Diploma granted: 2019 • Track: Piano • Exams completed: Piano Grade 1,2,3,5,6,8 & Music Theory Grade 5

Summer Training

2019 2019
Harvard University SSP
• Pre-College Credit Program • Courses: Introduction to Historical Linguistics; Deductive Logic
2018 2018
Boston University Summer Challenge Program
Courses: Creative Writing & Abnormal Psychology

Academic Awards

2015 2019
High Honor Roll, Ministry of Education
Awarded to students who display exemplary academic success
2016 2019
Prix d’Honneur (Honor Certificate), Freshman Year
Prix d’Honneur (Honor Certificate), Sophomore Year

Piano Awards

2019 2019
1st Place, E Category
IPC International Piano Competition
2016 2016
Grand Prix
Leyla Pamir Award, International Young Talent Music Competition
2016 2016
3rd Place
11th International Pera Piano Competition


2015 2019
International Pera Piano Festivals
2019 2019
Aci Piano Workshop
Instructor: Emmanuel Mercier
2014 2014
Master Class at Arsu Academy of Fine Arts, Ministry of Education
Instructor: Hüseyin Sermet
2017 2018
Caretakers of the Environment International Conference
CEI Conference: Oregon/USA (July 2017) & Judenburg/Austria (July 2018)
2017 2017
Introduction to Permaculture
Received initial training during the Introduction to Permaculture seminar by Taner Aksel
2017 2017
Concours Science et Jeunesse (Science and Youth Competition)
Team Aziz Sancar, named after the Nobel-prize winner Turkish chemist

Work Experience

2019 2019
Telepati Advertising Agency
Istanbul / Turkey
Intern (full-time), Project Department • Familiarized myself with the working dynamics of an advertising agency that assists companies in startup stage • Tasked with creating a method for choosing company names and etymological connotations with regards to the sector the startup is launching in given my interest in linguistics
2018 2018
Kurshuni Jewelry
Istanbul / Turkey
Intern (part-time), Sales Department • Attended international sales fairs to introduce the brand to new markets • Worked with the team responsible for putting together the annual catalogue to be sent out to international clients