Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Looper have established a merit based scholarship for singer in honor of Dr. Russell Young.
The winner of the 2018 scholarship is:
Faik Mansuroğlu (1990)
Turkish Baritone Faik Mansuroğlu received his bachelors degree in 2017 at Istanbul State University Conservatory, studying voice with Lynn Trepel Çağlar. He won 2nd. prize in Izmir’s 9. National Young Solist ( student category) Competition in 2016 and in 2017 he won 2nd. prize in Izmir’s 10. National Professional Young Solist Competition. He sang the roles of Herr Fluth(Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor) in 2016 at Leyla Gencer Opera Hall and Guglielmo (Cosi Fan Tutti) in 2017 at Sureyya Opera. Since Sept. 2017 he is a solist at Mersin State Opera where he made his debut role as Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera.