Ümit İşgörür went to school at Michigan State University School of Music as a visiting scholar and studied cello with Prof. Owen Carman. After receiving his Master of Music degree at MSU, he began the Doctorate of Musical Arts program in Orchestral Conducting with Leon Gregorian at the same school, later received artist diploma at Dokuz Eylül University.
During his stay in the United States, Mr. İşgörür performed as the principal cellist of both the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra. He took private lessons from Harvey Shapiro, a renowned professor of cello who taught at the Julliard School of Music. In 1988, Mr. İşgörür proved his success abroad by winning the BACH Young Artists Competition. Since then, he has given numerous concerts recitals and masterclasses in Poland, Serbia, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Equador, Cuba, USA, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, Japan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Mr. İşgörür founded the Dokuz Eylül University Symphony Orchestra and served for many years as its coordinator and Artistic Director. Ümit İşgörür bears the distinction of being the first tenured full professor of cello in Turkey. He served as the Dean at Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory. He currently teaches at CCAA, Chengdu University.