Born in Istanbul. Hakan Şensoy started his violin training under the supervision of Prof. Ayhan Turan, in “Fast Training Special Violin Unit”. Since the first recital he gave in 1984, he has participated in many orchestra concerts as soloist and conductor at the prestigious concert halls (New York Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center – Paris Louvre Auditorium, Prag Smetana & Dvorak Hall, Wien Musikverein, Milan Sala Verdi) in Italy, Albania, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, the United States, Australia, Romania, China, Japan, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, England, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico, Czech Republic, Northern Cyprus and Turkey, and has given recitals.
In 1985, he was awarded the “Most Successful Young Artist of the Year” by the Istanbul Philharmonic Society and received the “Outstanding Achievement in Art” award from the hands of ITU Rector in the same year.
In September 1988, the recital gave in Istanbul AKM was taken by UNESCO to the scope of Global Education campaign, and in this concert, UNESCO from many countries were present. In the same year, he began his education at the Royal College of Music in London to pursue his post graduate studies. He graduated from Trevor Williams’ class here.