Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts presented the second Aydın Gün Encouragement Award to the young violoncellist Cansın Kara. Cansın Kara was also the jury's choice among the violoncellists in the 41st Istanbul Music Festival's "Festival Presents For Its Young Soloist" project, and he also gave a concert in the festival in June 2013.

Dedicated to the estimable memory of Aydın Gün, who was a pioneering figure in the Turkish opera scene and a founding member of the IKSV, the award is given to a different young Turkish musician every year.