Our Scholarship Winners

Zeliha Gizem Hekim

Zeliha Gizem Hekim

I was born in 1995 Sivas (Turkey) and graduated from Amasya Fine Arts and Sports High School. In 2018, I graduated from the Ondokuz Mayis University General Studies Department. I play violin and piano and dream to be a very good violinist.

Songul Ekici

Songul Ekici

I was born in 1996 Adiyaman (Turkey). My parents are farmers and I have 11 siblings. I graduated from Fine Arts and Sports High School. In 2014 I was accepted to the Mersin University Conservatory-Voice and Opera department. I play piano and cello and dream to be a very good mezzo soprano.

Rabia Erdemir

Rabia Erdemir

I am 20 years old and I was born in Kars. I am a guitarist studying in the Department of Classical Western Music in the State Conservatory at the Kars State University. My biggest goal is to be a good musician. With my ambition and love of my instrument, I know I will accomplish this goal.

Lucile Fuin

Lucile Fuin

An engineer in Génie des Procédés-Thermique/Énergétique, Lucile is a senior piano performance major (DEM) at Créteil Conservatory (CRD de Créteil) France, where she studies with Prof. Jacqueline Bourges-Maunoury. Formerly she was a student of Prof. Gabriella Torma at Alfortville Conservatory where she obtained her Diplôme de CFEM.

Kubra Duman

Kubra Duman

Mersin University State Conservatory - Voice and Opera Department
Born in 1998 in Hatay/Antakya, 19 year old Kubra has always showed an interest in various forms of art. Now she's enrolled at the Mersin University and wants to become a tenured operatic singer at Mersin State Opera and Ballet.

Delfin Demiray

Delfin Demiray

Bilkent University Music Preparatory School

Born in Ankara in 2005, Delfin has been a student of Bilkent University Music Preparatory School since she was 8. She is studying with Yoonie Han. Born in Ankara in 2005, Delfin has been a student of Bilkent University Music Preparatory School since she was 8. She is studying with Yoonie Han. One of her successes was “Audience Award” in AmiCaFest International Piano Festival (Sicily-Italy/2017). Took part in masterclasses with Stanislav Loudenitch, Gülsin Onay, Enrico Elisi, Tian Ying, Sofia Gulyak, Özgür Aydın, Jahye Kim and Jura Margulis. Also an active participant in Bilkent Children's Theater.

Asli Emre

Asli Emre

The Purcell School - London

Born in 2003, Asli began the piano in 2010 at the Bilkent Music and Performing Arts School as a student of Yoonie Han. In 2015, she worked as a volunteer assistant teacher in early music education in Orff Classes and teaching children with disabilities. Asli joined The Purcell School in September 2016 on a full scholarship, where she is a joint first study composer and pianist.Asli's choir piece called "Oku" was premiered in the Voices Beyond Divisions concert in St James’ Picadilly, London. She also wrote a wind quartet where she collaborated with the wind ensemble "Music off Canvas", which was premiered at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.