Ozan Çakar was born in Stuttgart in 1978. After 6 years of violin lessons he received his first horn lessons  from his father Mahir Çakar, the solo horn player at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, at the age of 12. 

From 1996 to 2002 he studied with Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker at the University of Music and  Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. This was followed by an additional study with Prof. Thomas  Hauschild at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, a chamber music study with Prof.  Walter Hilgers and a master’s degree “Instrumentalsolist” with Prof. Christian Dallmann at the  University of Art in Berlin. 

Ozan Çakar took up his first orchestral position with the Essen Philharmonic in 1999. This was  followed by an employment at the Opera Frankfurt in 2001 and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in  Duisburg in 2003. Since 2005, Ozan Çakar holds the position of co-principal horn at the  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He regularly plays as a guest in renowned symphony and  opera orchestras. 

He is a member of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 2013. 

The focus of his professional career lies on the promotion and training of young musicians. Ozan  Çakar taught from 2006 – 2008 as a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin,  the music school “Carl-Phillipp-Emanuel Bach” and from 2011-2022 at the Universität der Künste  

Berlin, as well as at the Julius Stern Institut in Berlin. In 2021 he founded the master class “Horn Akademie-Bayreuth”. 

Ozan Çakar is a University Professor of Horn at the Kunstuniversität Graz in Austria since October  2018.