•  Post-graduate Performance Studies, Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, Paris, France, 2008-2010
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2000-2002  - Theoretical and Practical Studies of Piano Pedagogy with Dr. Carol Prochazka at the Peabody Conservatory 2001-2002
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Istanbul University State Conservatory, Istanbul, Turkey, 1998-2000 (completed four-year program in less than 2 years)
  • Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice, Summer Festival, Nice, France, 2008
  • Piano Summer Festival, SUNY, New Paltz, NY, 2007
  • Gijon International Piano Festival, Summer Festival, Gijon, Spain, 2001
  • Principal Teachers include Boris Slutsky, Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, Hüseyin Sermet, Kamuran Gündemir, and Julia Kerimova
  • Masterclasses with Fazil Say, Leon Fleisher, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Vladimir Feltsman, Alexander Korsantia, Dominique Weber, Leontina Margulis
  • Languages: fluent in Turkish, French, English; and German (Goethe Institute's B2 Level Certificate)

Teaching Experience

  • Private Studio 1993-2012 Turkey/USA

- Students had 100% Success Rate to qualify for State Level Competition, 2005-2012 Florida, USA
- Highest Number of Awarded Scholarships achieved by students at the Steinway Scholarship Competitions 2003-2006
- 7 out of 9 participated students had won first, second and third prize awards for Piano Solo, Chamber Music and Concerto Categories at the Greater JAX Competition, 2005-2012
- Students got accepted with scholarship to Yale, Harvard, UCLA, Curtis Institute, Wesleyan University, Florida State University, UNF, La Villa School of the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

  • Artist-in-Residence and Director – Jacksonville Steinway Piano Academy, Jacksonville, FL, USA 2006-2008
  • Piano Teacher, Florida State University Honors Piano Camp Panama City, FL 2005
  • Private tutor in Keyboard Skills, Music Theory and French to undergraduate music majors at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (hired by Patricia Graham), 2001-2002

TV and Media

  • 90 minute live solo concert and interview (multiple broadcasts), “Kunsttempel” (Art Temple) hosted by Cologne Symphony Orchestra conductor and composer Betin Günes, Cologne, Germany
  • 60 minute live solo concert and interview, TRT, Turkish National Television
  • Concert reviews/artist profiles in Turkish press: Cumhuriyet (Daily National Newspaper), Milliyet (Daily National Newspaper), Salom (Main Jewish Weekly Newspaper), Adalar (Monthly Princes’ Islands Magazine); and German press: Osnabrücker Zeitung, Münsterländische Tageszeitung (Daily Regional Newspapers)


  • First Prize, 26th International Istanbul Music Festival Competition, 1998
  • Third Prize, International Young Musician of the Year Competition Edirne Mimar Sinan Rotary, Edirne, Turkey, 2000 • Scholarship and Grant, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, 2000-2002
  • American Women Composers Program Award, 2012

Solo Concerts

  • Command performance for Royal Navy and United States Navy at request of the Queen of England, Mayport Naval Station, FL • Command performances at the request of the Turkish Ambassador, Turkish Embassy, Washington D.C.
  • 26th International Istanbul Music Festival, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Chamber Music

  • Trio with Simon Lapointe (principal second violin, Virginia Symphony Orchestra) and Vincent Fiorillo (cello), Griswold Hall, Baltimore, MD
  • Premiere of “Ritual Dance for Piano and Three People” by Mark A. Lackey, Friedberg Concert Hall, Baltimore, MD
  • Collaboration with 10 pianists and chamber ensemble, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Asturias, Spain

Community/Collaborative Projects

  • Fund-raising concert for the Istanbul Princes Islands Government, raised 23,000 Turkish Liras ($15,000), Büyükada, Istanbul, Turkey • Steinway Society Board Member, 2003-2008
  • Steinway Society fund-raising concert to provide financial assistance for young artists, Ponte Vedra, FL, 2005
  • Created the music to the movie Thundersword - 48-Hour Film Project, Jacksonville, FL, 2012


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