Solotubist des Staatlichen Sinfonieorchesters Istanbul Bahtiyar Ã–nder was familiar with music at the age of 5, singing at the TRT (Turkish Radio Television) children?s choir which he continued for many years. He started to play the tuba in 2002, with the guidance of his music teacher Mr. Mücahit Bayraktar, who was also the director of the Anatolian Fine Arts College. He was accepted to the tuba class of Mr. Aycan Tezel at the Istanbul University State Conservatory in 2005 and graduated from the same school. He joined the Turkey National Youth Symphony Orchestra, which won the 1st prize at the Berlin Young Euro Festival in 2008, and performed many concerts in Turkey and Germany. He won the 1st prize in 2009 at the Istanbul Yamaha Brasswind Instrument Contest. He took place in the first CD recording of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008 he was accepted at the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra as principal tuba. He performed many concerts in Germany with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in 2009.Bahtiyar Ã–nder is actually a member of the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.